Ethics digital age

Technology creates as many benefits for clients as it creates ethical challenges for mental health professionals.  Ethical  issues pose some of the most challenging questions mental health professionals face every day.  These questions or ethical dilemmas,  change with each advancement in technology and each new piece of legislation.  Mental health professionals must be mindful when managing their online presence whether or not they are actively using social media. In addition, they  must understand how to appropriately address challenges they maybe faced with related to managing confidentiality and privacy issues, personal disclosure, dual relationships, and documentation of electronic contact, as well as issues related to their use of the Internet, email, or texting to provide therapy. Participants are encouraged to bring their smart phones, tablets, and/or computers to participate in an interactive training experience.