April 12, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Practice of Tele-Mental Health and Use of Social Media: Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Issues for Practitioners

A wide range of technologies to include the Internet, e-mail, text messaging, social media, and Apps have altered mental health practice for so many clinicians and their clients. This workshop will provide information about the ethical, legal, and clinical issues relevant to integrating various technologies into our practices, the practice of tele-mental health, and the use of social media in our professional and personal lives. Common pitfalls, challenges, and dilemmas in each of these areas will be discussed, information on decision-making and best practices will be provided, and specific guidance will be provided on decision-making relevant to the use of various technologies in clinical practice. Clinical examples are provided to illustrate some of the benefits and challenges of utilizing these technological innovations in clinical practice. Particular attention will be paid to the provision of tele-mental health services to minors and their families.

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Seminar Agenda

1:00-4:30 PM PST

Course Objectives

Describe the appropriate uses of tele-mental health and its limitations

  1. Explain a decision-making process for determining the most appropriate tele-mental health modalities for each client
  2. Explain the legal issues all mental health clinicians must be aware of and address when practicing tele-mental health across state lines
  3. Explain the risks associated with participation in social media and how to best address them

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association, Office of Professional Development, to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs designate this live activity for 3 hours continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals

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