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Ethics and Distance Therapy: Navigating the Most Challenging Issues AND Ethics with Minors: An Essential Guide for Mental Health Professionals
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$299.98 USD
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CE Available:
No, CE credit is not available
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[+] [-] 056735 - Ethics and Distance Therapy
  1. Determine how to navigate codes of ethics, laws and licensing rules pertaining to the provision of distance therapy services.
  2. Evaluate the essential ethical and legal-related issues pertaining to the use of distance therapy.
  3. Utilize strategies and methods for avoiding ethical and legal problems as the use of distance therapy evolves.

[+] [-] 056755 - Ethics with Minors
  1. Assess select ethical and legal issues unique to working with minors. 
  2. Determine how to effectively navigate codes of ethics, laws, and licensing rules when working with minors. 
  3. Utilize recommended methods for reducing risk and avoiding problems. 

[+] [-] 056735 - Ethics and Distance Therapy
Navigating Ethical Issues
The Multiple Perspective Model©: An effective and easy-to-use method

Step #1 – Evaluate the problem from the five key perspectives
  • Ethical issues – applicable code(s) of ethics
  • Legal issues – federal laws, state laws & licensing rules
  • Clinical-therapeutic issues
  • Institutional policies
  • Therapist’s variables & issues
Step #2 – Identify, search & review the appropriate code(s) of ethics
  • Foundational principles
  • Standards
  • Glossary or list of definitions
Step #3 – Consultation
  • Consult with colleagues who you know well
  • Consult with professionals who can be fully objective
Step #4 – Decision and documentation – Show your work!
  • Who, what, where & when
  • Narrative descriptions
  • A guide for how to make your decision
Navigating Distance Therapy: The Six Keys to Distance Therapy
Key #1 – Technology must meet HIPAA requirements
  • What HIPAA compliance means
  • Business associates & BAAs
  • When FERPA applies rather than HIPAA
Key #2 – Interjurisdictional practice
  • Authority limits of state licensing boards
  • Therapy for a client/patient who is in another state
  • When the provider is in a state other than the one in which she/he is licensed
Key #3 – Competence
  • State-mandated training requirements
  • Actual competence to practice
Key #4 – Informed Consent
  • Setting up a distance therapy-specific process
  • Topics & issues to include in the process
Key #5 – Institutional / private practice policies
  • The purpose of policies
  • Considerations for writing policies
Key #6 – Insurance related issues
  • Clients’ health insurance policies
  • Coverage for distance therapy
  • Limitations of benefits
  • Provider’s liability insurance: Possible limitations
Distance therapy-related vignettes

Strategies & Methods for Avoiding Ethical and Legal Problems
  • Secure Internet access
  • Importance of business associate agreement (BAA)
  • Telehealth laws app
  • Certification in distance therapy
  • Establish a separate informed consent process
  • A communication and social media policy
  • And lots more…

[+] [-] 056755 - Ethics with Minors

Navigate Challenging Situation with Minors: How to do it! 

  • The five key perspectives and how to use them 
  • Consultations: Two important types 
  • Essentials of how to document your decision

Boundaries and Multiple Relationships: “Thin Ice!” 

  • Social media & communication policies 
  • Power differentials and why they matter 
  • Virtual relationships 
  • Texting and messaging 
  • Vignette: Ashley’s Tweets: Social media hazards 
  • Vignette: Client in a Bind: Multiple Relationships

Legal Matters: Consent, Records and Reporting 

  • Consent vs assent 
  • Who can provide consent and when? 
  • Parents’ rights 
  • Special rules for older adolescents 
  • Informed consent process 
  • Mandatory reporting of abuse 
  • Vignette: Robert’s separated parents

Strategies for Avoiding Problems and Reducing Risk 

  • Establishing your role at intake 
  • Keep all involved on the same page 
  • Determine if HIPAA or FERPA applies 
  • Obtain the parenting plan before treatment 
  • Use psychotherapy notes when appropriate 
  • Know state laws about minors’ rights 
  • and more! 



Terry Casey, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist, HSP health service provider with over 30 years of professional experience, including a 16-year tenure as the director of counseling & psychological services for a non-profit agency with over 30 counselors at over a dozen locations. He is in private practice in Franklin Tennessee, teaches ethics and professional issues in counseling at Lipscomb University’s graduate program in clinical mental health counseling, and guest lectures at Trevecca Nazarene University’s PhD program in Clinical counseling. Dr. Casey also served for several years as the chair of the ethics committee for the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors’ Association and in an advisory capacity for graduate counseling programs at two universities. He has presented frequently on ethics to organizations such as the American Counseling Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, the Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors, and others. For more information visit his practice website at

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Terry Casey maintains a private practice. He is an adjunct faculty member at Lipscomb University. Dr. Casey receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Terry Casey is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 056735 - Ethics and Distance Therapy
[+] [-] 056755 - Ethics with Minors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals