The pandemic has forced us into a new digital transformation. In just a short time we have moved more services online and rely even more on digital technologies to communicate and do our jobs. But where are our boundaries in the new digital age?
|Series||Ethics and Boundaries|
This program meets live via Zoom from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Navigating technology in mental health care
The electronic medical record is exposing clinicians to greater privacy and boundary challenges. Internet and social media pressures are also changing the landscape of mental healthcare. Add to this the opportunities and perils of “big data” and subsequent effects on risk assessment and the growing prevalence of telemedicine and you have a lot of change in a short amount of time. This presentation will tackle some of the ethical issues involved in working with the electronic record. We will also discuss boundary issues involved with internet searches of clients, e-mail and texting as therapy, and providing telemedicine services.
- Describe how the electronic health record changes more than simply how we keep records
- Discuss the importance of office social media policies for boundaries
- Analyze how telemedicine is affecting mental health care
- List examples of when searching for client data online may or may not be acceptable
This program satisfies the Wisconsin Social Worker’s Ethics and Boundaries requirements for licensing.
Who should attend
Social workers, counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, school psychologists, and other human service professionals
Dr. David Mays (MD, Ph.D.) is a forensic psychiatrist and directed the forensic program at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, WI for 13 years. He serves on the clinical faculty at UW–Madison. Dr. Mays is the recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, The Distinguished Service Award from the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Dane County, and the Exceptional Performance Award from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. He has treated patients in hospital and outpatient settings with co-morbid substance use problems for 20 years. He is a seasoned clinician and highly sought-after presenter.