Ethics and Risk Management: Use of Technology in Behavioral Health Care

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Description

The use of electronic media and information technologies in behavioral health treatment, recovery support, and prevention programs is rapidly gaining acceptance. While these new technologies present new opportunities, they also present significant challenges. This program reviews various technology-based treatment and prevention tools and explains how these technologies are applicable to various behavioral health care settings. In addition, the material focuses on technical, ethical, and legal issues that arise in using these technologies in the context of behavioral health services, including scope of practice, professional competence, informed consent, privacy, confidentiality, security, licensing, and credentialing.

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

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

This CE program is designated as beginner.

There is no known conflict of interest or commercial support.

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Introduction
  • Potential Utility of Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools
  • Overview of Behavioral Health Technologies
  • Telephone/Audio Counseling and Video/Web Conferencing Tools
  • Self-Directed, Web-Based, and Computer-Based Therapeutic Tools
  • Web-Based Text Communication
  • Mobile or Handheld Technologies
  • Integrating Technology into Existing Services
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Concluding Comments
  • Bibliography
  • Ethics Codes, Laws, and Regulations
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

The program is adapted from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 60. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 15-4924. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2015.

TIP 60 Consensus Panel

Consensus Panels Chair

Lisa A. Marsch, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Technology and Behavioral Health
Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Hanover, NH
Former Director, Center for Technology and Health
National Development and Research Institutes
New York, NY

Part 1 Consensus Panelists

Thomas J. Kim, M.D., M.P.H.
Austin, TX

Sarah Lord, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Center for Technology and Health
National Development and Research Institutes
Cambridge, MA

Richard N. Rosenthal, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
St. Luke??s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
New York, NY

Cynthia B. Sternfeld, Ed.S.
Lambertville, NJ

Nancy R. VanDeMark, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Wheat Ridge, CO

Part 2 Consensus Panelists

Thelma McClosky Armstrong, M.A.
Director Eastern Montana Telemedicine Network
Billings, MT

Nancy R. VanDeMark, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Wheat Ridge, CO

Note: The information given indicates each participant??s affiliation as of 2011, when the panel was convened, and may no longer reflect the individual??s current affiliation.

CE Approvals

At Health is an APA-Approved Sponsor At Health, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health, LLC maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an NBCC-Approved SponsorAt Health, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6949. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. At Health, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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At Health is an Approved Sponsor of the California Board of NursingAt Health, LLC is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 17059. California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, LLC, to fulfill their CE requirements.

At Health is an Approved Sponsor of the Texas State Board of ExaminersAt Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #7566.

At Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

At Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, provider # 3303.

At Health, LLC, Provider #1707, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credits. At Health, LLC, maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 6/3/2019-6/3/2020.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that  these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

Other jurisdictions may accept trainings offered by At Health, LLC for your continuing education requirements. Restrictions may apply. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.”

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the various new technologies and their use in behavioral health care
  • Identify ethical and legal challenges presented by using these new technologies
  • Implement solutions to ethical and legal challenges presented by technology-assisted care

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