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The Ethics of Digital Practice
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on August 17, 2020.
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
8/17/2020 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Identify the five main perspectives of an ethical decision-making model to help you in clinical practice.
  2. Analyze current clinical practices related to the use of technology, including distance therapy, social media, practice management systems, email and texting.
  3. Determine applicable ethics codes, laws and license regulations pertaining to technology in clinical practice.
  4. Evaluate the potential ethical courses of action to take in situations involving technology, using the Multiple Perspectives Model.
  5. Analyze tools for a compliant practice including secure, HIPAA compliant Internet access, business associate agreements and telehealth law applications.
  6. Integrate strategies and methods for avoiding ethical and legal problems as the use of technology evolves in clinical practice.
  7. Evaluate how cultural differences might impact the clinical procedures and treatment plan for individual clients.
Navigating Ethics:
  • A Multiple Perspective Model
  • Ethical perspective
  • Legal perspective
  • Clinical-therapeutic perspective
  • Institutional policies perspective
  • Therapists’ issues perspective
  • Cultural & diversity considerations
Navigating Technology Issues:
  • Providing Quality Care and Managing Legal Risk in a Digital Age
  • Websites & provider listing services
  • Cloud-based practice management systems
  • Distance therapy
  • Social media
  • Email & texting
  • HIPAA Requirements
  • Competence
  • Informed consent
  • Institutional / Private practice policy
  • Insurance related issues
A Multiple Perspective Model:
  • A Clinicians Step-by-Step Guide
  • Evaluate problem from the five key perspectives
  • Got ethics? Principles & standards
  • Consultation essentials
  • Decision making and documentation
Avoiding Ethical and Legal Problems:
  • Strategies & Tips for Increased Competence to Avoid Risk
  • Secure Internet access
  • Importance of a Business Associate Agreement (BAA)
  • Telehealth laws apps
  • Certifications available for distance therapy
  • Communication and social media policy
  • Practicing over state lines
  • And several more strategies to address common problems!
Application via Relevant Case Examples
  • “Dr. Jones’ Website”
  • “The Voicemail Message”
  • “Distance Therapy Dilemma”
  • “Ashley’s Tweets”
  • “Facebook Friends”
  • “Texting Issues”


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 University’s Ph.D. 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.
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**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.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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