Demystifying Ethics for Distance Counseling &
Ethics in the Virtual World Distance delivery of
mental health services is growing in popularity and evidence–based support.
However, many mental health professionals are baffled by the details of how to
do this in a sound and ethical manner. Ethical decision making is hard enough in
a traditional counseling setting, much less in a distance setting.
Fortunately, key national and international organizations have established
ethical guidelines outlining the dos and don?ts of distance counseling and
supervision. Dr. Stretch shares a best practices model for meeting and exceeding
these guidelines. HIPAA/HITECH requirements, proactive procedures for dealing
with consent and boundary issues, models for ethical decision making, and the
steps to take next—all of this and much more awaits you in this dynamic seminar.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
•Identify ethical and legal issues involved in
distance counseling and supervision
•Utilize techniques for developing a strong working relationship with clients
and supervisees via distance methods
•Determine the technology needed for effective and ethical distance counseling
•Describe resources available to support supervisors providing distance
counseling and supervision
•Apply ethical guidelines to common events that occur during distance counseling
LORIANN STRETCH, PhD, LPCS, NCC, ACS, is
the Program Director and Department Chair for Clinical Mental Health Counseling
at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to this, she served as
the Research Faculty Lead for Walden University's CACREP accredited MHC program.
Her past positions include leading Capella University's Counselor Education PhD
program, serving as clinical director of a multidisciplinary mental health
agency, teaching psychology and counselor education courses at several state and
private universities, and counseling in a variety of settings including
vocational rehabilitation, domestic violence/sexual assault support, court
advocacy, college/university counseling, disability services, foster care group
homes, child support services, clinical supervision, and private practice.
Dr. Stretch was awarded the first Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
license in North Carolina in recognition of her advocacy work in that state and
has served as the Chair, Treasurer, and Ethics Chair for the North Carolina
Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC). In addition, she served on
the ACA Ethics Review Panel and is a CACREP Team Lead. She has also served as
the Public Policy Chair for her state branch of AMHCA. She is trained as a
Dialectical Behavioral Therapist and is an advanced practitioner of sandplay and
play therapies. Her research interests include distance counseling and
supervision, law and ethics, evidence–based practice, and the developmental
process of becoming a therapist.
"LoriAnn's impressive knowledge and experience,
combined with her experiential delivery methods, made for the most engaging
ethics course I have ever taken."
–Dr. Andy Brown
"Dr. LoriAnn Stretch is an amazing person, professional, and speaker. She
actively engages participants by providing hands–on experiential learning
opportunities. Her presentations are easy to understand, clear, and to the
point. I also love that she provides participants with additional resources and
is always willing to share her own knowledge and experiences with others. I
would attend any presentation that Dr. Stretch does because I know that I will
walk away with a WEALTH of knowledge and practical ideas to immediately put to
–Dr. Kristin A. Vincenzes
"Dr. Stretch is an exceptional trainer who has the uncanny ability to make the
material interesting, and keep her audience engaged. I am a frequent participant
in her workshops, and have never been disappointed! She is an expert in Clinical
Supervision and Distance Counseling, and you will learn much from her training.
In fact, she is on my speed dial for Distance Counseling/Clinical, Ethical and
Supervision Issues/Consultation. Any workshop by Dr. Stretch is a tremendous
investment in your life/career!"
–Dr. Rodney Harris
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
•Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
•Mental Health Administrators
•Marriage and Family Therapists
•Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
CREDITS - CE Approvals
American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Cross Country Education is
accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved
provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313.
This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and
AANP Commercial Support Standards. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
American Psychological Association - Cross Country Education is approved by
the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program
and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full
attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for
partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
Association of Social Work Boards - Cross Country Education provider #1005,
is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing
Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved through
1-27-18). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the program.
Social workers will receive 6 Clinical continuing education clock hours for
participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
more information. This educational offering is at the Beginning level for social
Commission for Case Manager Certification - This program has been submitted
to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of continuing
Educators Statement - This educational offering may qualify toward your
professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6
clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to
calculate professional development/continuing education credit.
Ethics Statement - This educational offering is offered for 6 hours of
continuing education of which 6 hours includes discussion of ethics issues.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - This course
has been approved by Cross Country Education, as a NAADAC Approved Education
Provider, for 6 continuing education hours. NAADAC Provider #77600, Cross
Country Education is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Content
includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8 Counselor Skills Group. Full attendance
is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be
awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. - Cross Country Education has
been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.
5904. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cross
Country Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Six (6)
contact hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -