Seminar Detail

Legal and Ethical Issues with Technology in Mental Health
Legal and Ethical Issues with Technology in Mental Health

Where:   LITTLE ROCK, AR

When:  Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

A client goes on vacation and they want to schedule a session while they are out of state. How do you ethically and legally practice in this situation?

Smart phones are used for scheduling and for exchanging information. What happens if these phones are misplaced?

Emails are used to send important information to other professionals. How do we ensure the right person receives this information?

How do you ensure confidentiality of your clients in this digital age?

In today’s technologically advanced world it is difficult to keep up with the ever-changing laws and standards for using technology in our field. There are issues that are not clearly defined.

Lois Fenner, R.N., M.S. Attorney at Law, will use her wealth of experiences, real-life case examples, entertaining videos, and thought provoking scenarios to make challenging topics and concepts easy to discuss and learn. Be recognized for your experience and knowledge in compliance and ethics and technology and move your practice forward.

Attend this engaging workshop and walk away being more confident with:
  • New laws regarding using technology in your mental health practice
  • What the code of ethics states and how to apply this information
  • Navigate the gray areas and practice safely
  • The ability to immediately apply the information and new skills with your clients near and far
Objectives:

  1. Articulate the legal and ethical codes that relate to utilizing technology while providing mental health services.
  2. Establish ethical practices to ensure safety when utilizing telemental health services.
  3. Consider ethical dilemmas clinicians may face related to therapeutic boundaries with respect to utilizing technology in clinical practice.
  4. Specify interjurisdictional laws and regulations for using technology in clinical practice.
  5. Consider cultural differences when using technology and articulate how this may inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  6. Utilize an ethical decision making framework to recognize, analyze, resolve or prevent ethical dilemmas in your clinical practice.
OUTLINE

Ethics of Using Technology
  • Covering the codes
  • Similarities and differences
  • Competency and skills for using technology
The Benefits of Using Technology
  • Enhance services
  • Increased client access to services
  • Convenience for all parties
  • Financial benefits to all
Risks and Reluctance to Using Technology
  • Safety concerns
  • Trouble building therapeutic alliance
  • Misunderstandings and misinterpretations
  • Equipment failure
  • Insurance reimbursement
  • Baby boomer reluctance to technology
Safety Concerns When Using Technology
  • Privacy of client and MHP
  • Identification of client
  • Identity fraud
Using Technology Across Different States
  • Residency of the client
  • License requirements
  • Clients on vacation or going to college
  • Services to other countries
  • Distance counseling
Laws Concerning Technology
  • Confidentiality
  • Informed consent
  • HIPAA and HITECH
Skype, Cell Phones, Computers and Social Media
  • The HIPAA compliance controversy
  • To text or not to text
  • What the codes say about Facebook
Resources for Using Technology
  • Video-conferencing
  • State licensing boards
  • Federal resources
  • Code of Ethics
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

LOIS A FENNER, R.N., M.S., ATTORNEY AT LAW

Lois Fenner, R.N., M.S., Attorney at Law, is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing Graduate School and the University of Maryland School of Law. She is an attorney and Registered Nurse, Certified Clinical Specialist. Ms. Fenner is a member of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, The American Nurse Attorneys Association, Women's Bar Association, past president of the Monumental City Bar Association, Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Societies and the National Exchange Club. She has been recognized by the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys with the 1997 Distinguished Women in Law Award, the Baltimore Marketing Association Harold Young Leadership Award in 2000, and the Baltimore County Diversity Award in 2001. Additionally, she is a three-time recipient of the Daily Record's Top 100 Women in Maryland Award, and has been recognized as a Baltimore Business Journal's Who's Who in Law in 2003.

She was selected as one of the Super Lawyers in 2009 and 2010. Her practice focuses on medical litigation and health care to include medical malpractice, personal injury, accreditation, workers compensation, wrongful death and licensure issues.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lois A. Fenner is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Lois A. Fenner has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Ethics
This seminar includes 6.25 hours of general ethics instruction. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Professional, Ethical and Legal Development skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Mississippi Addiction Counselors: The Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP) has approved the event "Legal and Ethical Issues with Technology in Mental Health" sponsored by PESI, Inc. for no more than 6.25 hours for the following (MAAP) credentials: Intern Counselors, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Certified Clinical Supervisors, Certified Prevention Specialists and Certified Criminal Justice Addiction Professionals. Approval No. 19-010.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Arkansas Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Missouri Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Tennessee Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Mississippi Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #: TCE0005. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Florida Psychologists:
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PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits. Please make sure to bring your license number to the seminar so that we can report your attendance to CE Broker.

Tennessee Psychologists: This course is designed to meet Type II CE of the Tennessee Board of Examiners of Psychology. The Board accepts approvals by any recognized national credentialing body. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


SOCIAL WORKERS ETHICS
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Ethics continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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