The Ethical, Legal and Practical Implications of Distance Counseling

Apr 27, 2018 2:00pm ‐ Apr 27, 2018 3:30pm

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The 21st-century counselor faces a variety of challenges as he or she finds ways to effectively serve each client’s unique needs. Technology offers new avenues to bridge geographic divides, economic challenges and language barriers. However, it comes with unique considerations. This distinguished expert panel will explore distance counseling challenges and solutions. Come join this conversation presented in a town hall format.

The 21st-century counselor faces a variety of challenges as he or she finds ways to effectively serve each client's unique needs.  Technology offers new avenues to bridge geographic divides, economic challenges, and language barriers.  However, it comes with unique considerations.  This distinguished expert panel will explore distance counseling challenges and solutions.  Areas to be addressed include HIPAA and FERPA issues, ACA Ethics, technological considerations, building rapport, and understanding cultural variables relevant to a virtual world.

    Learning Objectives:

    • This session will explore factors involved in providing quality virtual services.
    • This session will outline major challenges related to the use of technology in the counseling relationship.
    • This session will identify key ethical and legal considerations for practitioners to consider.

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