Ethical Considerations for Telehealth
January 22, 2022 10am-1pm
- 65 US dollars$65
- Online meeting via zoom
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine was gaining traction slowly and usually only in select instances and geographic areas, particularly for providers of mental health services. Now that telehealth has become ubiquitous during the health emergency, it may be here to stay in many settings and likely to be considered approved by governing bodies into the future. Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors have adjusted quickly to the demands of providing services via virtual platforms, and will benefit from ongoing support to navigate the particular demands and ethical challenges of this method of service provision. This workshop will provide an overview of the current research and literature with regard to providing mental health services virtually, and offer numerous problem-based learning scenarios to illustrate resolving potential concerns and dilemmas that may arise. Course content includes informed consent requirements, guidance according to national organizations, considerations around managing boundaries and the ethical nuances of providing telehealth. This program is appropriate for Master’s level providers of clinical mental health services. Program Objectives: Participants successfully completing this program will be able to: 1. Identify unique and unusual ethical nuances of telehealth service delivery. 2. Discuss common ethical challenges of telehealth. 3. Articulate differences in supervision provided via telehealth. 4. Describe how to structure their telehealth practice consistent with ethical guidelines. FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for 3 CE credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for 3 CE credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36). FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved for 3 CE credits. Programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)10).
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