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Navigating New Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age

Title: Navigating New Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Central Time

The use of technology and social media by behavioral health and recovery support practitioners for personal and professional purposes is increasing. As such, ethical and practice issues like self-disclosure in postings, unintentional boundary crossings and violations, privacy and security problems reflect just some of these new dilemmas. Adding to the problem is a lack of definitive guidance from existing professional and ethical codes until recently. This training will address common ethical dilemmas that behavioral health and recovery support providers’ face related to social network sites and web-based search engines. Case scenarios will be used to highlight these dilemmas and encourage discussions among participants related to: 1) the use of social networking sites by practitioners and peers; 2) posting comments or pictures online that may violate privacy and security or disparage the profession; 3) conducting Internet searches on patients or peers; 4) responding to negative online reviews by patients or peers; and 5) social media policy dos and don’ts from practitioner/peer support and organizational perspectives.

Learning Objectives: 
At the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
• Name three ethical concerns related to the use of technology and social media
• Discuss two methods of addressing practitioner/peer support specialist online self-disclosure 
• Recall three employer social media issues that may put organizations at risk if not addressed appropriately

Presenter: Nancy Roget, MS, MFT, LADC

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Prokosch at [email protected].

Starts: Aug. 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Ends: Aug. 28, 2019 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
August 28, 2019
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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