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Demystifying Ethics and Law for Telebehavioral Health

Demystifying Ethics and Law for Telebehavioral Health


Distance delivery of mental health services is growing in popularity and evidence-based support. However, many mental health professionals are baffled by the details of providing ethical services. Participants will use ethical codes and best practices to determine how to set up telebehavioral health services, including counseling and supervision.

The content will focus on the ethical and legal practice of telebehavioral health. Specifically, participants will

  • Know how to provide ethical and legal telebehavioral health services
  • Know what technologies to use or not use 
  •  How to establish a therapeutic relationship via distance modalities

Standard: $69.95
Members: $49.95

Distance Counseling, HITECH, and HIPAA: Navigating Compliance, the Law, and Ethics

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Distance Counseling, HITECH, and HIPAA: Navigating Compliance, the Law, and Ethics

Feb 26, 2014 12:00am ‐ Feb 26, 2014 12:00am

New technology offers new opportunities for counselors and their clients—but it also offers ethical and legal complications which must be thoroughly considered. Distance counseling is a growing industry in which counselor and client do not necessarily meet in person but communicate through other devices such as computers and cellular phones. Marlene Maheu, PhD., defines and discuses distance counseling and its compatibility with HITECH and HIPAA regulations. She also provides information on complicate with the law and the ACA Code of Ethics. Dr. Maheu is a licensed psychologist, the executive director of the TeleMental Health Institute and editor-in-chief of the TeleMental Health Newsletter.

  • Summarize the basic tenets of Dr. Marlene M. Maheu webinar presentation.
  • Discuss Distance Counseling, HITECH, and HIPAA regulations.
  • Provide viable information on compliance with the law and code of ethics.

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Standard: $79.00
Members: $49.00

Technology, Social Media, & Distance Counseling

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Technology, Social Media, & Distance Counseling

Jun 11, 2014 12:00am ‐ Jun 11, 2014 12:00am

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate

The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics contains a new section on distance counseling, technology, and social media. The code provides ethical considerations and guidance for the use of these mediums in the profession and with clients. Michelle E. Wade, LCPC, and Jeannette Baca, Ph.D, LPCC, discuss why this new section was needed in the code and provide examples of technologies currently being used within the mental health profession. Their presentation will assist participants in developing protocols for working with these new technologies. Ms. Wade is a doctoral candidate from Argosy University–DC whose dissertation focuses on social media and counseling. Dr. Baca served as president of the New Mexico Counseling Association and was Ethics Chair for six years.

  • Summarize the basic tenets of Michelle Wade, MS, M.Ed, NCC, LCPC and Dr. Jeannette Baca’s webinar presentation: Distance Counseling, Technology, and Social Media.
  • Discuss Ethical Considerations, and reasoning behind including Section H in the 2014 ACA Code Ethics .
  • Provide examples of technologies currently being used within the mental health profession

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Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Counselor Risk Management: Counselors and Technology – A Two-Edged Sword

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Counselor Risk Management: Counselors and Technology – A Two-Edged Sword

Jun 27, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Jun 27, 2018 1:00pm

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate*

Technology is designed to make many aspects of running a practice easier and smoother, however, all technology comes with a risk. In this webinar, attorney Anne Marie “Nancy” Wheeler discusses a variety of risks to using technology in your practice and ways to keep your practice safe.

Learning Objectives:
In this webinar participants will:

  1. Discuss the risks associated with using technology in your practice.
  2. Review ways to address ethical and legal issues around technology.
  3. Hear examples of possible technology and HIPAA compliance issues.

Speaker(s): Moderator(s):
  • John P. Duggan, EdD, Manager, Professional Development, American Counseling Association
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Standard: $49.00
Members: $29.00

Private Practice: The Ethics and HIPAA of Technology

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Private Practice: The Ethics and HIPAA of Technology

Aug 15, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Aug 15, 2018 1:00pm

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Non-Member:   $49.00

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate*

Technology offers new and efficient tools to help practitioners work with clients. Whether you’re opening new channels of communication, seeking to understand client interactions, or providing services entirely online, technology is now integral to professional counseling. As professional counselors and educators use more and newer technology, it's important to understand standards of practice, ethical and legal implications. In this webinar, Counseling Today’s Tech Tutor, Rob Reinhardt, gives an update on prominent technologies - including email, texting, and distance counselor (telehealth). Learn how the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and laws, such as HIPAA.

Learning Objectives:
In this webinar participants will:

  • 1) Understand how HIPAA and technology affect one another.
  • 2) Learn best-practice tips to remain HIPAA compliant while using technology in a practice.
  • 3) Review HIPAA standards and legal implications.

Speaker(s): Moderator(s):
  • John P. Duggan, EdD, Manager, Professional Development, American Counseling Association
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Standard: $49.00
Members: $29.00

An APPLE a Day Keeps the Lawsuits at Bay

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An APPLE a Day Keeps the Lawsuits at Bay

Oct 10, 2018 2:59pm

Act now to update your HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures and thrive in an electronic world. Professional liability insurance...does your policy cover what you need? Prepare for sudden counseling practice closure due to death, illness, or disability. Liability pitfalls you can avoid in dealing with custody issues, subpoenas, reporting duties, boundary extensions, and civil/criminal fraud. Emergency procedures: What is in YOUR informed consent document?

Learning Objectives:

  • Counselors will learn about HITECH breach notification and steps to keep up with our changing world of technology.
  • Counselors will learn how to spot potential issues which could lead to liability and how best to protect themselves and their clients.
  • Counselors will learn how to institute practices that will help them comply with changing ethics and legal/regulatory standards.

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Standard: $99.00
Standard: $59.00
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