This brief, self-directed online course explores cutting-edge ethical issues arising out of practitioners’ and clients’ growing use of digital technology, electronic interventions and communications, and social media. This course examines complex ethical issues related to practitioners’ and clients’ use of social networking sites, e-therapy, chat rooms, moderated forums, web-based psychoeducation, self-guided web-based intervention, video conferencing, telephone therapy, avatar therapy, expert systems, search engines, email exchanges, text messages, and client blogs. This course focuses on key ethical challenges related to privacy, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, boundaries, nontraditional interventions, and documentation, among others.
How it Works
After watching a video presentation by Dr. Frederic Reamer, you will be required to take a short quiz. Upon receiving a grade of 80% or higher, you will be directed to a course evaluation. Once you have completed the evaluation, you will be able to download a .pdf certificate to get your course credit.
- Video Presentation
- Exit quiz requiring a score of at least 80% to earn contact hours
- Evaluation of the training
About the Presenter
Frederic Reamer, PhD is Professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, public welfare, and professional ethics. Dr. Reamer has conducted extensive research on professional ethics.
Certificates will be issued upon completion of an online course evaluation.
No partial credit will be given.
- 2 contact hours for nurses.
CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.
- 2 contact hours approved by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
- 2 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided.
CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
- 2 contact hours for CHES.
CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
- Certificate of completion for 2 contact hours for Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, and other Professionals.
- This course may be used for 2 contact hour for MHRT-C Domain 3