What Supervisors Need to Know about the Use of Technology in Practice:Some Legal and Ethical Concerns
If you received your education and training over 25 years ago, your supervisees may seem to be speaking a foreign language in their supervisory sessions. You may be having trouble embracing the fact that the professional tools of the 21st century now include such things as working with social networking, video counseling, email, and cybertherapy, and this is not an exhaustive list by any means. While these tools have revolutionized service provision, they come with their own set of ethical and risk management issues, and the laws governing practice in these areas are far behind the advent of the new technological approaches to practice. These issues have a serious impact on the provision of supervision.
At the end of this presentation, the participants will be able to:
- Discuss how technology may impact the services your supervisees provide as well as the way you conduct supervision.
- Understand ethical issues in the use of technology in practice;
- Describe three sets of ethical risks in the use of technology
- Apply understanding of ethical risks to selected practice situations.
Special Note: This class meets the criteria for the 3 hour clinical supervision update class required of all clinical supervisors. It also meets the 3 hour criteria for Ethics required of all LPC, LMFT, Social Workers and other licensed professionals.