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Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Practice Presented by the Use of Technology

Meets ethics requirement for NY Psychologists

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About the Course

Technology has revolutionized access to mental health services for people around the world. However, the ethical challenges presented by the rapid expansion of the use of technology in this field cannot be overstated. This training will explore the ethical challenges related to video/tele therapy services, as well as extra-office communications through texting, emailing, and app-based communications. Special attention will be paid to interactions with clients in virtual spaces that were not previously considered, because they were not technologically possible.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Practice Presented by the Use of Technology created by Kathryn Krase, JD, MSW in 2024.

Publication Date:

First Jan 2024

Course Material Author

Kathryn Krase, JD, MSW

Kathryn Krase is a social worker, lawyer, researcher, educator, and expert on professional ethics. She has significant experience as a family law practitioner, social work supervisor, along with more than 20 years of experience in faculty and administrative roles in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level social work programs in and around New York City. Dr. Krase is the Principal Consultant for Krase Consulting, in Brooklyn, New York, where she focuses on educating mental and physical health professionals on their general legal and ethical obligations.

Kathryn Krase, JD, MSW authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., J.D., M.S.W.
Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., J.D., M.S.W., Principal Consultant with Krase Consultant, is an expert on the professional reporting of suspected child maltreatment. She has authored multiple books and articles on the subject. She has years of experience consulting with government and community based organizations to develop policy & practice standards.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for intermediate and above levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the ethical and legal responsibility of mental and behavioral health professionals to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with clients when using technology in their practice.
  2. Describe the ethical and legal responsibility of mental and behavioral health professionals to protect client confidential information when using technology in their practice.
  3. Apply a framework to avoid boundary conflicts when using technology in their professional practice, whenever possible.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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