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(Professional CEUs provided by Rathbone & Associates)

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Trainings for mental health and other health professionals who value learning  and professional development.

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Ethics of Telehealth

Presenter:
Dr. Michael Heitt

Location:
Zoom, online, live, interactive training

Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2022
9:15 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

3 Category 1 Ethics CEUs*

$79

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This workshop will be directed toward Intermediate and Advanced clinicians. Familiarity with relevant Codes of Ethics and State laws will be helpful. **This workshop is for licensed mental health professionals only**

At the start of the pandemic, social workers, psychologists, and counselors had to quickly pivot from traditional in-person provision of therapeutic services to figuring out how to continue treatment remotely. By now, we’re all fairly comfortable with Zoom, Teams, and other telehealth technologies, but have we really considered the ethical and legal implications of shifting to remote treatment? Or have we thought about the clinical implications of not being physically present with our patients? When an entire industry has to make rapid, radical change, mistakes are often made. Let’s take a few hours to think about this together, to review new laws relevant to telehealth practice, and to look at all this from an ethical perspective. We’ll review ethical codes and Dr. Heitt’s recently enhanced CLEAR+ lenses model of decision making along the way.

Learning objectives 

Workshop participants will:

  1. analyze conflicting factors inherent in telehealth practice.
  2. discuss the fundamentals of ethical telehealth practice.
  3. integrate knowledge about telehealth services with the CLEAR+ lenses mode.
  4. modify their practices including updating their informed consent processes.

Presenter

Dr. Michael Heitt is a licensed psychologist in private practice. The primary focus of his clinical and consultative activities center around working with physicians, executives and other professionals who are dealing with personal and occupational challenges. He frequently consults to small and mid-size companies on a variety of workplace and organizational issues, and is recognized by local Courts as being an expert witness in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Heitt has presented internationally on topics ranging from workplace violence and professional impairment to human resources and personnel development, as well as topics such as psychological ethics, disaster psychiatry and clinical assessment. He is a current member and former Chair of the Maryland Psychological Association’s (MPA) Ethics Committee and former chair of the MPA Colleague Assistance Program.Dr. Heitt earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 1996. He has served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Loyola University Maryland. Additionally, he is the instructor for the Maryland State Jurisprudence Licensure Exam preparatory course offered by MPA and an on-line ethics course on boundaries.

*Continuing Education Information

Rathbone & Associates is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for the programs and their content. These trainings qualify for Category I continuing education units. Please contact your state board for verification of reciprocity with other states and professions. In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.

Rathbone & Associates is a sponsor of continuing education credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rathbone & Associates maintains responsibility for the program content.

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