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Legal and Ethical Issues with Technology in Mental Health
Audio CD
$169.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on November 12, 2019.
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
6 hr 0 min
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
JONI M GILBERTSON, MA, NCC, LCPC, BC-TMH
Publisher:
PESI Publishing & Media
Copyright:
11/12/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA051885
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
Author

JONI M GILBERTSON, MA, NCC, LCPC, BC-TMH

Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, BC-TMH, is a licensed clinical professional counselor, Board-Certified Telemental Health Provider and the owner/founder of COPE Counseling Services, LLC where she uses telemental health to assist individuals, couples and families with everyday coping in areas such as relationship, depression, suicide, and general coping skills. She is a Board-certified Telemental Health Provider with years of experience seeing clients using distance counseling. Her counseling centers specialize in treatment for both adults and children. Joni is also experienced as a clinical counselor supervising a mental health staff within a hospital setting and within her clinical practice. She regularly uses distance counseling to work with diverse populations in multiple states. She is licensed as a mental health professional in Illinois and Florida while presently residing in Florida.

Joni completed many trainings in distance counseling and even edited numerous online courses for telemental health. She is a certified trainer in mental health first aid and motivational interviewing. She is also certified in domestic violence facilitation, phototherapy and selective other methods that enhance client awareness. For many years she trained mental health agencies, children and family services, first responders, jails, prisons, and detention centers on mental health topics along with legal and ethical matters of relative concern to each population. As a former Chief of Probation and Probation Officer, she was responsible for training staff on mental health issues such as suicide awareness, personality disorders, substance use disorders and treatment strategies.

Joni is also a college instructor in the Sociology Department where she teaches mental health and legal issues classes. She was recently nominated and presented with the award for “Teachers Who Make a Difference” due to her engaging and dynamic style of teaching. She makes learning an enjoyable experience with her passion for the topic of using technology for mental health.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Joni Gilbertson is owner of COPE Counseling Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Joni Gilbertson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
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Certificates of Successful Completion are available for email, download and/or printing from your online account immediately following the successful completion of the post-test/evaluation.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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