The Ethics of Digital Media in Therapy in the Internet Age Workshop

The Internet has dramatically increased the client's access to information about their therapist. Many therapists have embraced digital media for professional self-disclosure through blogs and webpages. Others seek to use social media to establish themselves as relationship experts in the community and engage with potential clients. These practices are new territory for ethical and legal standards for confidentiality and client welfare.

 

Participants in this workshop will learn:

  • How relevant ethical and legal standards about confidentiality and client welfare inform therapists judgments about the use of digital media

  • Best practices of protecting confidential client information when using digital means

  • Common digital media practices that clients may take for granted, but therapists may be more deliberate.

Date:  Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Time:  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:  Our Lady of the Lake  University

         Community Room Sueltenfuss Library

 

Cost: Free for SAAMFT Members and Subscribers

$15 for Non-Members

$10 for students (includes CEU certificate)

$5 for students (does not include CEU certificate)

A light snack will be provided for those who RSVP!

 

About the Presenters:

 

Dan Ratliff, Ph.D. is Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary's University. In his 20 years of experience as a family therapist and professor, he has published and presented on ethical and legal issues affecting therapists.

 

Nancy Ratliff, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice in San Antonio. Her specialty includes adolescents and young adults, digital natives. She has taught in accredited MFT programs and in medical school. She has served as TAMFT President and served on the AAMFT Ethics Committee.

 

Rick Stotts is a doctoral student in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary's University. After completing a 26 year career in cyber-security for the Air Force, he is retooling his skill set to serve the mental health needs of military service members and their families.

 

RSVP to Joan Biever at jbiever@ollusa.edu by Friday October 16

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