Ethics and Risk Management: E-mail Communication - Issues for Mental Health Counselors

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The authors discuss both the positive use of electronic communication and the need to address fundamental counseling issues that arise in using it. The article examines the AMHCA and ACA ethical codes for the use of technology in the counseling relationship. It also looks at e-mail communication between counselor and client with special attention to challenges that counselors face in communicating by e-mail.

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses.

This CE program is designated as beginner.

This course meets the requirement for the risk management discount for the American Professional Agency.

 

 

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: E-mail Communication
  • Part 3: Ethical Codes
  • Part 4: The Impact of Electronic Communication
  • Part 5: Case of Gwen
  • Part 6: The Counselor's Responsibility
  • Part 7: Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Part 8: References
  • Part 9: Ethics Codes, Laws, and Regulations
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Loretta J. Bradley, PhD, Bret Hendricks, EdD, Robin Lock, PhD, and Gerald Parr, PhD, are affiliated with Texas Tech University. Peggy P Whiting, EdD, is affiliated with North Carolina Central University. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Loretta J. Bradley, PhD, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor, Texas Tech University, COE Box 41071, Lubbock, TX 79409.

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Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Oct 17, 2019.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to

  • Identify ethical and legal issues inherent in e-mail communication with clients.
  • Discuss ways to manage or eliminate potential problems in the use of electronic communication.

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