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Ethics and Boundaries: Telehealth and Technology

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?

Key Program Information
Series Ethics and Boundaries
Next Session Sept. 9, 2022 10am to 12:00pm
Schedule

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.  

Learning Objectives:  

  • 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

Instructors

  • Headshot of David Mays

    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.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 2 Contact Hours upon completion of this program.

Additional CEU Information by Profession: 

Wisconsin Social Workers

Our programs qualify as continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all listed programs.

Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services approves contact hours for programs consisting of relevant content taught by qualified presenters. Contact our office with questions about specific program approvals.

Wisconsin Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Licensed Counselors

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Educators and School Psychologists

Continuing education programs from the University of Wisconsin campuses may qualify toward your Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Other Professions

Contact your professional board or organization for specific continuing education requirements.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

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Details

Delivery format:
Online

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Fee

Standard fee:
$79.00

Fee includes online interactive instruction, digital materials