Friday, 24. April 2020, Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare, Ethical Considerations of Telemental Health: An Introductory Overview for Mental Health Clinicians

from 24. April 2020 - 9:00 till 16:30

Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare

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Title: Ethical Considerations of Telemental Health: An Introductory Overview for Mental Health Clinicians

Course Description for Telemental Health Ethics:
This six-hour course on the ethics of telemental health will address the most important considerations for practicing in a legal and ethical manner in the era of e-communication, telemental health, and social media. The attendee will be provided with detailed guidance on how to manage distance communications in a manner that is compliant with state and federal laws on privacy and ethically sound, integrating the knowledge presented with complex clinical scenarios. This course will provide the six hours of training in telemental health required under GA Composite Board Rule 135-11.
Goals and Objectives for Telemental Health Ethics:
When the trainee completes this course, he/she will:
1. Understand the challenges to confidentiality and privacy posed by electronic modes of communication and the changing landscape of privacy requirements defined by the Hi-Tech Act and the Final Omnibus Rule of March 2013
 2. Comprehend the full scope of the knowledge base and essential competencies for engaging in Telemental Health practice
 3. Grasp the key components of managing issues of informed consent within a clinical practice in the era of e-communication and social media
4.  Know the difference between the moral, ethical and legal aspects of practice and their application to the use of distance communications in clinical work
 5. Integrate the practice of Telemental Health with the key legal, ethical and clinical knowledge base that must be part of the active vocabulary of any clinician who wishes to operate ethically in the year 2019, including state and federal laws concerning privacy, harm prevention, rights of minors, and best practices models of ethical decision making
 6. To create better application of the course material to the real world practice of the trainee, this conference will include interactive scenario analysis and interactive role playing, highlighting and incorporating the key knowledge from each section, utilizing best models of ethical decision making and introducing a template for the ethical decision making process
Charles Safford, LCSW is the President and owner of, Inc., a company that develops and markets web-based and live continuing education training for mental health clinicians. Mr. Safford has been providing counseling services since he received his graduate degree from Boston University in 1981. In private practice since 1985, he has been helping individuals, families and couples to create better and happier lives for over thirty years. Since moving to Atlanta in 1988, he has also been involved in developing and delivering innovative training programs and consulting services to enrich the personal and work life of the employees and managers of numerous corporate and governmental organizations. In 2001, he merged his training and therapy skills to create, Inc., a company that teaches and trains mental health clinicians on a nationwide basis, offering both live and web-based programs encompassing the best and most recent knowledge and skills in the field of mental health.

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Continuing Education Credit: 
 Application is pending by LPCA-GA for 3 continuing education hours
 Application is pending by GSCSW for 3 continuing education hours
Refund Policy:
Requests must be in writing. Refunds will be given on requests postmarked or faxed no later than 7 business days prior to the seminar. No refunds will be issued for "late arrivals" and "no shows". Address: October Road, Inc, Erin Evans, Administrative Assistant/Seminar Coordinator, 119 Tunnel Road Suite B, Asheville, NC. 28805-1800. Fax: (828) 350-1300. Requests may also be emailed to

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