September 30, 2016
This workshop will explore novel and emerging ethical issues arising out of mental health and addiction professionals' growing use of electronic interventions, electronic communications, and social media. Building on introductory ethics concepts, the presenter will examine ethical issues related to professionals' use of social networking sites, e-therapy, chat rooms, moderated forums, Web-based psychoeducation, self-guided Web-based intervention, video conferencing, telephone therapy, avatar therapy, expert systems, email exchanges, text messages, and client blogs. The workshop will focus on key ethical issues related to privacy, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, boundaries, and documentation, among others. The presenter will make extensive use of case material.
Providing Behavioral Health Services in the Digital Age--Ethical and Risk-Management Challenges