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.