The Internet and social media create a number of new ethical and clinical challenges for practitioners who use social media to interact on the Internet or who provide online mental health services.
As the line between public and private continues to blur, the tremendous availability of online personal information threatens to alter what has been an almost sacred relationship between therapist and patient. In this program, Keely Kolmes, PsyD, and Frederic Reamer, PhD, focus on such questions as confidentiality, informed consent, self-disclosure, social media policies, documentation, boundaries, practice competence, and potential malpractice claims when ethical standards are violated.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses.
Format: Asynchronous, distance learning. Non-interactive. Recorded audio with transcript.
Content Category: Ethics
The content level of this course is designated as intermediate.
This course meets the requirement for the risk management discount for the American Professional Agency.
You can access the audio to these interviews via your computer's MP3 player and/or read the text of the interviews.
There are no known conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose.