Many therapists struggle with social media, even as we are active on social. We wrestle with how much time to spend there, and how much information about ourselves to make public.
In this course, you'll learn about the concerns associated with social media in mental health -- and how to work within your legal and ethical boundaries to create a social media presence that is worthwhile.
Relevant ethical standards of various mental health professional associations are discussed, alongside discussion of specific risks associated with social media. Specific example posts are used to illustrate those risks. The course concludes with discussion of policy options for those wishing to actively address social media issues in their practice.
1 Hour CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive)
Articulate at least two risks to clients when social media boundaries are unclear
Articulate at least two risks to therapists when social media boundaries are unclear
Develop or update their own social media policies in accordance with current standards
If you are wondering how social media can affect or help your practice as a mental health professional, you should take this course! Ben Caldwell was a good choice to have as a presenter. The online course was easily accessible and I watched it on...Read More
If you are wondering how social media can affect or help your practice as a mental health professional, you should take this course! Ben Caldwell was a good choice to have as a presenter. The online course was easily accessible and I watched it on my own time.Read Less
The videos in this series were well done and informative. It would be nice if the text was written out as well to help with retention of information.
The videos in this series were well done and informative. It would be nice if the text was written out as well to help with retention of information.Read Less
Dr. Caldwell has written extensively on ethics and technology in mental health care. He chaired the AAMFT workgroup that produced Best Practices in the Online Practice of Couple and Family Therapy.
Format and Length:
Recorded Video Format (non-interactive); Total running time 64 minutes
Law and Ethics
NAADAC Counselor Skill Group 8: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Development
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. The course completion quiz can be retaken multiple times until passed.
Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:
After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and substance abuse counselors.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course published: December 05, 2018
Course reviewed: October 26, 2020
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.
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Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 6 hours of continuing education (6 CE credits) for psychologists.
SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
SimplePractice, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2020 – 07/06/2021. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education credits in the Ethics topic area.
SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0206.
SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.
This course has been approved by SimplePractice, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1 Hour CE. NAADAC Provider #186410. SimplePractice is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Click here to view our complete CE approval information.