Keep Calm and Log On : Practical and Ethical Issues in the Changing Digital Landscape of Psychotherapy
This 3-week online course is designed to help you increase your competency in the use of technology in your psychotherapy practice. Many therapists are fearful of the risks and fail to take full advantage of the advances that will assist them in their day to day practice.
Course Type: Live Online with Video Recordings
Can't attend the sessions? A video recording will be emailed to you after each session.
CE Hours: 3
Location: Zoom Video Webinar (www.zoom.us)
Bonus: 3-month free trial of Practicalm (USD $297 value). This is a hands-on tool for you to practice after the course. We will help you set up an account and answer any questions you may have. The benefits of Practicalm include:
WEEK 1: INTRO TO TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED THERAPY
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Learn about the various technologies that therapists can use to improve client outcomes, reduce paperwork and connect securely. Whether you are using technology as an adjunct to face to face sessions or offering distance therapy, there are so many ways to make use of digital tools to increase your impact.
WEEK 2: BEST PRACTICE WITH DIGITAL TOOLS
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Like it or not – clients love this convenient way of communicating with their therapists. Avoid the pitfalls without abandoning the technology – and learn about the best ways to document these communications in your clinical records. Whether all of your sessions are distance or one off emergencies – learn the strategies you need to ensure that you are working effectively via phone or video conference. Feel confident that you can work effectively at a distance and give your clients an important option when they need it the most.
WEEK 3: ETHICAL ISSUES
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Understand how to evaluate whether a particular technology is safe to use and ensure that you know how to use it well yourself. We will also discuss various ethical issues that pop up in the use of new technology and how to protect the privacy of your clients. We will cover issues of informed consent and risk management for distance clients in this important session. Whether your client is face to face or seeing you via telehealth – know what to do when there is an emergency, especially when it happens outside of your jurisdiction.
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Dr. Korol is a registered psychologist, Chief Executive Officer of Practicalm, Ombudsman for the Dept. of Psychology training program at BC Children's Hospital and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at UBC. She has been teaching therapists how to safely and ethically integrate technology into their clinical practice for over 20 years. She has run numerous technology workshops for therapists, was a regular contributor and cartoonist for the former online magazine - Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology and developed several online programs for the public.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
“Important, timely and such a depth of knowledge to be shared. I have a hunger for best practices and Christine's work is obviously state of the art.”
“More necessary and timely than I realized. Food for thought about meeting MH needs with finite number of therapists. Christine was clearly the right person: an expert with thought for the practical.”