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TeleMental Health Ethics Advanced Ethical Considerations
8 Strategies for Working with Grieving Children

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Social Worker CEU, Psychologist CE, Counselor CEU, MFT CEU

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain the American telemedicine Association’s recommended elements for informed consent (in absence of specific law or regulation).
-Explain full disclosure of policies and procedures for clinical emergencies is necessary and can include…
-Explain a procedure for risk associated with client ownership of firearms.
- There is currently no legal mechanism that would permit a psychologist to engage in tele-practice in another state where he or she is not licensed (other than the temporary practice statutes). Explain the legal stance on Psychologists engaging in interstate tele-practice.
-Explain what are common ethical considerations that occurs in an attempt to balance benefits and non-malfeasance.
- It is important to have both ongoing conversations as well as legal documentation of informed consent when treating patients through tele-mental health. Explain what can be included as Potential risks for tele-mental health in the informed consent form.
- It is important for TMH practitioners to be familiar with best practices when working with vulnerable populations. Explain who are the vulnerable populations.
-When considering the use of email or other forms of electronic communication with patients, establish written policies addressing not only the specific uses of email and social media that will be acceptable (E. G., Scheduling, therapeutic issues), explain what else should be considered.
-Issues to consider for liability risk management center around an understanding of the legal definition of what constitutes malpractice. Explain the generally accepted elements of negligence as to what courts consider in malpractice actions.
-Explain what are some questions to consider regarding “friending” a client.
- When working with people struggling with personality disorders or substance abuse, for example, it often is optimal to involve a team of local community professionals in the care plan, even when practicing in one’s own professional community. Name the three benefits of creating this support network for yourself.
-Explain what do Fidelity (truthfulness) and responsibility refer to as they relate to TMH.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."


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Psychology CEUs, Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs

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