Ethical Use of Technology in Therapy (3-hr CE)


Ethical Use of Technology in Therapy

Effective clinical and ethical practices are shown to assist the practitioner in providing counseling through modern technology.  Best practices for a variety of delivery methods will be discussed including phone, video, text, email, chat, audio, and in session face-to-face activities via technology.


Learning Objectives:

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to...

1. Demonstrate understanding of Informed Consent, Privacy, and HIPAA Compliance for use of technology in therapy

2. Identify necessary assessment skills, including for initial and ongoing safety, of clients seen through technology

3. Apply ethical guidelines and standards to use of technology in therapy

4. Discuss cultural considerations relevant to use of technology in therapy


Learning Level:

Basic to Intermediate


Target Audience:

This training is designed for professional counselors, school counselors, social workers, marital and family therapists, psychologists, addiction counselors, case managers, nurses, and other health care professionals.


Continuing Education:

To obtain the 3 CE hours associated with this online recorded program, the participant will need to purchase the online training, view the entire video, review all provided documents, and email completed post-test and evaluation to  Participants passing the post-test with a minimum score of 70% will receive a certificate of completion. 


The content of this event may meet requirements for most national, state, and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Be sure to print the event description and submit with your certificate of attendance to your professional board for consideration. For rules governing continuing education, participants should contact their respective regulatory boards.


Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board does not require pre-approval of CE programs and does not even offer an approval process for most professions. They will consider CE programs that cover content specific to each profession's practice, skills, ethics, and knowledge. Additional information is provided on their website under each profession, typically in the FAQ sections.


Missouri Division of Professional Registration does not require continuing education providers or programs to be approved prior to the event. They will accept continuing education that is relevant to each profession (i.e. for professional counselors content must be primarily related to counseling, for psychologists content must be mostly psychological, and so on). Additional information is provided on their website.

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