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Telemental Health in Clinical Social Work: An Overview of Practice During and After the Pandemic

  • June 10, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM


A Live, Interactive Webinar

Friday, June 10 | 12:00 - 2:00 PM EST

The past two and a quarter years have required a seachange in the way that clinical social workers have provided psychotherapy.  Using telemental health has affected LCSWs in ways that were unanticipated, perhaps permanently. 

Learning Objectives:

  • To describe the extent to which "virtual" (i.e. phone/video) experiences can supplant or replace in-person experiences;
  • To explain the history of LCSW use of telemental health over the past 10-15 years;
  • To cite the ethical issues that have arisen as a result of the exponential increase in the use of audio only and videoconferencing;
  • To review the Survey results of CSWA members’ use of telemental health based on recent Survey;
  • To describe the possible future that LCSWs are facing in terms of returning to in-person practice, continuing telemental health practice, or a combination of both. 

    There will be three panelists who have expert knowledge of the clinical and ethical use of telemental health, presenting for 30 minutes each, followed by a half-hour Q&A.  Mirean Coleman, LICSW, NASW National Clinical Director; Joel Kanter, LCSW-C, well-known author and lecturer; and Laura Groshong, LICSW, CSWA Director, Policy and Practice. Kendra Roberson, PhD, CSWA President, will be moderator.

    This is your chance to find out how telemental health practice is affecting your colleagues, and consider the issues that will help you move forward in making good practice decisions.

    Target Audience: clinical social workers

    Content level: intermediate

    This 2 credit (ETHICS) course was developed for clinical social work professionals. The course will help LICSWs determine when and how to safely return to our office practices, as many states edge closer to ‘opening up’ in-person treatment. The ethical issues connected to returning to the office will also be discussed.  This webinars will help participants make this complicated decision in these difficult times.  Here is your chance to ask all the questions you have about making this important choice.

    About the Panelists:

    Mirean Coleman, LICSW, is Clinical Manager for National Association of Social Workers, is a professional social worker who is a licensed mental health clinician and private practitioner. She has been instrumental in the development of technology standards and other technology products for social workers and has served on national technology committees including the Harvard School of Medicine Teletherapy Advisory Committee.

    Laura Groshong, LICSW, Ms. Groshong is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Seattle and has been in clinical private practice for the past 43 years. She was a Registered Lobbyist in Washington State for 25 years.  She has been the Director of Policy and Practice and Government Relations for the Clinical Social Work Association since 2006.  She has written and lectured extensively on clinical and legislative issues around the country and received numerous honors.

    Joel Kanter, MSW, LCSW-C, is in private practice in Silver Spring, Maryland.  He serves on the Editorial Board of  the Clinical Social Work Journal and has been recognized as a Distinguished Practitioner by the National Academy of Practice. His publications include Face to Face with Children: The Life and Work of Clare Winnicott (Routledge, 2004).

    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.

    Fees & Registration

    CSWA Members: $40  
    Non-members: $60  
    Students: $20

    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 the online post-test and course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be provided when the evaluation is submitted.

    Clinical Social Workers completing this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education credits after passing the post-test.

    Questions? Email .

    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 Zoom at ; WiFi connection recommended for VoIP audio

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