Image of A Complete Guide to Ethical & Legal Technology Challenges for Mental H
Digital Recordings

A Complete Guide to Ethical & Legal Technology Challenges for Mental Health Professionals



The challenges you face are clear…If you are going to be successful in your practice, you need to adapt to your clients’ growing expectations of your technological competence. The problem is, technology is the most likely way you’ll get caught up in a legal and ethical nightmare!

Technology is changing fast. How can you keep up while protecting your professional liability and personal reputation?

Learn from technology wellness expert Dr. Melissa Westendorf in this recording full or essential information for mental health professionals. As a psychologist, attorney and technology wellness expert, Dr. Westendorf is uniquely suited to handle the toughest questions about the legal and ethical challenges in technology today!

In this recording, you’ll learn:

  • Strategies to effectively use social media while navigating the numerous ethical challenges it poses
  • How to avoid the serious legal landmines that are associated with email and text
  • Best practices for your website and online advertising to attract customers and stay ethical
  • How to have an effective distance therapy practice that is legally and ethically compliant
  • Top legal mistakes to avoid with electronic record keeping

Purchase today! This is one recording that no mental health professional can afford to miss!


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.3
Speakers:
Melissa Westendorf
Duration:
5 Hours 41 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
22 Jan, 2020
Product Code:
POS055550
Media Type:
Digital Recordings - Also available: DVD

CPD


CPD

This online program is worth 5.75 hours CPD.



Handouts

Speakers

Melissa Westendorf Related seminars and products: 6

Ph.D., J.D.

Technology Wellness Center


Melissa Westendorf, Ph.D., J.D., is a clinical and forensic psychologist and founder of the Technology Wellness Center. As a clinician, she has provided therapy to adults and adolescents in the community and within the correctional setting. Dr. Westendorf’s forensic practice is dedicated to assessing adults and youth in either the criminal justice system or in civil matters. As a technology wellness expert, she is dedicated to assisting parents, children, adolescents, and adults on understanding the complexities of technology use and the impact on our brains, emotions, and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Westendorf’s legal training coupled with her clinical background enables her to work with individuals who are experiencing the legal ramifications of technology use.

As a proactive psychologist and educator, Dr. Westendorf is a keynote speaker at academic institutions, parent organizations, businesses, and community groups, offering preventative tools and resources that educate others on how to manage technology use in a healthy manner. She is the co-author of Unplug! Raising Kids in a Technology Addicted World. She has served on the Committee for Legal Issues for the American Psychological Association and on the Psychology Examining Board for the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Westendorf has been appointed as an expert in high profile legal cases, featuring the psychological ramifications of technology use. Her expertise has been relied upon in a wide variety of articles, podcasts, radio segments, and television programming. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio), Wisconsin Public Radio, and ABC’s 20/20. She is a monthly contributor to The Morning Blend.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Melissa Westendorf is a founder of the Technology Wellness Center. She is in private practice. Dr. Westendorf receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Melissa Westendorf is a member of the American Psychological Association.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Establish how to maintain ethical standards and compliance while utilizing social media technology.
  2. Consider the legal and ethical challenges posed by communicating via email and text for mental health professionals.
  3. Specify the threats that technology poses to the confidentiality and privacy of clients.
  4. Explain the legal aspects of HIPAA and how to safeguard against violations of laws.
  5. Discuss the ethical and legal issues that are unique to distance therapy and how to stay compliant
  6. Explore the ethical boundary challenges that arise when using technology.

Outline

The Changing Landscape of Mental Health Today

  • Keeping Up with Technology & Professional Liability Concerns
  • Client Expectations – Are You Ethically and Legally Up to the Challenge?

Social Media and Online Advertising Ethical Challenges – (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and More!)

  • Pros and Cons of Utilizing Social Media and Website In Your Practice
  • Confidentiality and Privacy Issues (and How to Avoid Them)
  • Boundary Issues – And How to Ethically Safeguard Yourself
  • Advertising and Solicitation – Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls
  • Creating Your Social Media Policies and Procedures

Email & Texting – The Legal Landmines of Electronic Communication

  • Pros and Cons of Emailing and Texting With Clients
  • Confidentiality/Inadvertent Disclosures – Legal Concerns
  • Privacy Expectations of the Client and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries
  • Creating Your Texting and Emailing Policies and Procedures

Telehealth – Avoiding Legal & Ethical Pitfalls

  • Confidentiality/Privacy Concerns of Video Technology
  • Practising Across State Lines – Legal Issues and Insurance Challenges
  • Client Expectations for Distance Therapy
  • Creating Your Tele-Health Policies and Procedures

Electronic Records & Going Paperless – Top Mistakes to Avoid

  • HIPAA – Electronic Records Legalities
  • File Retention, Destruction and Security
  • Cloud-Based Data – How, When and Why
  • Paperless Office Software

What the Future Holds

  • New Technology & What to Expect Next!
  • Legal & Ethical Trends

Target Audience

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

Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 346

Comments

Mary-Elizabeth L

"I loved the videos. Nice touch."

Sabra C

"none"

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to support@psychotherapyexcellence.com or call 01235847393.

Please wait ...

Back to Top