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COVID-19 Working from Home: Ethical and Legal Telehealth Practices for the Social Worker and Staff

  • 01 Apr 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • A Live, Interactive Webinar
  • 365

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:00 - 4:00 ET/11:00 am – 1:00 pm PT


The benefits and importance of being able to provide effective remote services to clients as well as keep an office running with staff is becoming more apparent as technologies improve, and potential risks such as severe seasonal influenza or coronavirus make remote provision of telehealth services and telecommuting more critical. Recent federal, state and employer telehealth rules for telehealth as well as employer telecommuting policies are being relaxed to comply with calls for emergency social distancing.

This 2-hour webinar, designed to address professional social worker’s needs will address how you can effectively deliver telehealth from home and/or keep your office going when staff needs to stay home for everyone's safety. The material will include clinical, legal, ethical and practical issues regarding adopting cooperative yet appropriate attitudes; setting limits on distractions with oneself; communicating with family, friends, and co-workers to establish clear boundaries; accountability with office-mates and staff; attending to legal and ethical issues when working from home, including how to think about a home workspace to prevent the unprofessional sharing of inappropriate personal information; the need for sitters; and selecting the right technology tools to maximize productivity. The session will outline several viable telehealth models commonly used by home-based telepractitioners to comply with legal and ethical mandates, document their evidence-base, and get paid. Telecommuting tips and strategies will also be outlined.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health professionals

Content level: Intermediate

About the instructor

Marlene M. Maheu, PhD has been a technologist-psychologist and pioneer since 1994. She has served various organizations to assist with the development of technology-focused standards and guidelines, including the American Telemedicine Association, the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. She has overseen the development and delivery of telehealth training to more than 26,000 professionals worldwide and consulted with hundreds of hospitals, clinics, agencies, groups and independent practitioners seeking start-up guidance.

Dr. Maheu serves as the Founder & Executive Director of the Telebehavioral Health Institute, which offers over 64 hours of both basic and advanced telehealth training online and offering two Micro Certifications Telehealth. She is the CEO for the non-profit Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science (CTiBS). She has authored five telehealth textbooks, including the Telebehavioral Health: Foundations in Theory & Practice for Graduate Learners (2020); the APA-published, A Practitioner's Guide to Telemental Health: How to Conduct Legal, Ethical and Evidence-Based Telepractice (2016), and Career Paths in Telemental Health (2016). Her insights will help you not only get started, but thrive with legal and ethical telehealth.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this Live, Interactive Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Intelligently discuss the broad pros and cons of working from your home.
  • Identify three specific ethical issues that are of relevance when working from your home.
  • List at least one legal issue that may be of relevance when working from home.

Course interaction & system requirements

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

Fee & Registration

COST: FREE for Members, $89 for Non-Members. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund. Each registered participant will receive log-in information via email from administrator@clinicalsocialworkassociation.org  prior to the Webinar.

Course Completion & CE Info

To earn 2 CE Ethics credits, participants must log in at the scheduled time, and attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of the webinar.  This webinar will be recorded and will be accessible in the members-only area of the website after its completion.

Clinical Social Work Association, provider #1719, 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 providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Clinical Social Work Association maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 8/27/19 - 8/20/20. Social Workers completing this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

For questions or concerns, or to request special accommodations, please call (703) 340-1456. Or email administrator@clinicalsocialworkassociation.org

System Requirements to Participate

On a PC:
Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or later
Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB or more of RAM

On a Mac:
Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better)

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)

On an iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows mobile device:
Free GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar or GoToTraining app from the App Store, Google Play or Windows Store
WiFi connection recommended for VoIP audio

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