Online and distance behavioral health has come of age. It is important for social workers and other behavioral health professionals to adopt best practices to provide remote services ethically. For some practitioners, remote delivery of services reaches clients who live long distances from their office, face scheduling challenges, or whose special needs limit their ability to travel. For other practitioners, online and distance behavioral health has become a sudden necessity because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
It is essential for practitioners to keep pace with rapidly evolving ethical and legal standards governing online and distance practice. This webinar will provide a state-of-the-art overview of prevailing standards in social work and behavioral health. During this unique webinar, social work ethicist Frederic Reamer and Attorney Robert Landau will discuss recent technology-related updates to relevant codes of ethics; new technology-related practice standards; and relevant legal and risk management issues. Dr. Reamer and Attorney Landau will discuss potential benefits and risks of online and distance behavioral health services, and present practical strategies to protect clients and help prevent licensing board complaints and litigation.
Join Telehealth Certification Institute on February 5, 2021 for a Free Live Webinar from 1:00pm-5:00pm EST (10am-2pm PST). 3.5 Ethics CEs offered for behavioral health clinicians.
FAQs About our Free Webinars
Pre-Registration is required: This webinar is FREE, and we are pleased to be able to offer you CEs as a part of this important dialogue. So that you can attend and we can provide you these CEs, you are required to:
- Pre-register at least two hours before the webinar begins
- Login and access the direct link to the webinar through your account (we do not send direct links to join)
- Participate and mark your attendance during the day of the webinar
- Complete a course evaluation within one week of the conclusion of the webinar
- Collect your certificate of completion on your account after steps 1-4 are completed
Enroll in the webinar by adding it to the cart and proceeding through the check out process (for $0). Create an account (or login to yours) during the checkout process.
Prepare: Download Zoom software. Participants must use a device that is connected to adequate internet speed with a camera, a microphone and speakers (or headset).
Attend: Before or at 12:45 pm EST on the day of the event, login to your account on the website. Go to "My Courses", click on the title of the webinar. The link for the webinar will be listed in the course content.
Attendance must be recorded by participants on their account before midnight EST the day of the event, and evaluation completed within one week in order to receive CE credits.
Online Self-Study = 3 Ethics CE credit for behavioral health clinicians
Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 3.5 ethics contact hours.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023
Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.
Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC, #1609, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2018 – 05/02/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.5 ethics continuing education clock hours.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023
Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 210 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
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Read more about Dr. Frederic Reamer here.
Robert (Bob) Landau is an attorney with Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Peirce Incorporated and was selected for inclusion on the 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2012 Rhode Island Super Lawyers list. He is a seasoned litigator who focuses his practice on defending hospitals, physicians, nurses, dentists, social workers, psychologists and other health care providers in malpractice lawsuits and disciplinary proceedings. He has successfully represented clients in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Bob has had numerous jury trials with a significant number of defense verdicts. In addition to trying cases to juries, Bob handles any appellate issues that arise from his matters. He has appeared regularly before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and has a number of reported decisions. In those instances where a trial is not the best course of action, Bob has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution. His presentations to mediators and arbitrators help clients resolve cases on favorable terms.
In addition to health care matters, Bob represents clients in general insurance defense litigation and has had significant commercial litigation experience.
Read more about Robert P. Landau here.