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E-Therapy and Telehealth: Ethics, Application, and Clinical Practice

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1 Ethics CE Hour available for behavioral health clinicians

As our mental health care moves increasingly towards electronic forms of service delivery, practitioners are obligated to increase their skills and knowledge of various technologies to assist with accommodating this trend. Corresponding to this technological trend are the concomitant ethical issues that can arise in this new practice environment. During this presentation, participants will be enabled to describe the relevant ethical issues, practice considerations, and alternate forms of clinical practice in this Age of Connection. New practice possibilities as well as the limits to such service delivery will be identified.

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As our mental health care moves increasingly towards electronic forms of service delivery, practitioners are obligated to increase their skills and knowledge of various technologies to assist with accommodating this trend. Corresponding to this technological trend are the concomitant ethical issues that can arise in this new practice environment.  During this presentation, participants will be enabled to describe the relevant ethical issues, practice considerations, and alternate forms of clinical practice in this Age of Connection.  New practice possibilities as well as the limits to such service delivery will be identified.

Upon completion of this training professionals will be able to do the following:

  • Identify ethical guidelines for e-therapy and related practices such as tele-medicine; 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the utility and limits to practice employing technology; 
  • List alternative clinical practices and options in the Age of Connection

James R. Corbin, MSW, LCSW

Prof. Corbin received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University and his Masters Degree in Social Work from Temple University. He is a doctoral candidate from the Clinical Social Work Institute in Washington, DC. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania with a specialty in childhood mental illness and individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. He has worked for over 25 years in the mental health field including eight years at Hoffman Homes for Youth in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and had most recently served as their Assistant Director of Clinical Services. He was appointed in the spring of 2002 as Adjunct Faculty Member and fall 2002 through spring 2008 as Visiting Instructor/Lecturer of Social Work at McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) and served as their BSW Program Director. From 2008-2018, he has served as full-time clinical faculty and instructor in the graduate school of social work at Temple University and was former Assistant MSW Program Director and Clinical Director of the Military Family Center at Temple – a counseling center for military service members, veterans, and their families. He is happy to join Elizabethtown College in the fall of 2021 as the Social Work Program Director!

He has written and presented extensively on the subject of neuroscience and its impact on clinical practice and has been a featured presenter for the National Association of Social Workers at their Annual Conference. An article on the biopsychosocial implications of attachment was published in the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. He was a featured guest on the NPR program “Radio Smart Talk” as an expert on the subject of Reactive Attachment Disorder. Two articles on clinical supervision and ethics in practice appear in separate issues of The New Social Worker journal. He published an article on the ethical implications for disclosure of HIV status in The Journal of Clinical Ethics. He had received training in child-centered play therapy and had practiced as a child and family therapist for The Play Therapy Center and is a former associate with D.K. Watkins Psychology Associates in York, Pennsylvania. He had practiced privately in the outpatient setting at Pennsylvania Counseling Services. Additionally, he had served as clinical supervisor for their school-based program in the York City Schools. He has been in part-time practice at Northeastern Counseling Services in Mechanicsburg, PA since 2016.

You can find James by clicking here and here

Credit Hours: This course consists of 1 ethics credit hour.

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Telehealth Certification Institute, 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-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, 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. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit.

Telehealth Certification Institute, 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-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023

Addiction Professionals: Telehealth Certification Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #193104. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, 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 creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024

Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 60 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

 To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a $25 service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.  The course may include required reading.

This program was recorded on March 23, 2022

You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.

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James R. Corbin
MSW, LCSW

James R. Corbin, MSW, LCSW

Prof. Corbin received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University and his Masters Degree in Social Work from Temple University. He is a doctoral candidate from the Clinical Social Work Institute in Washington, DC. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania with a specialty in childhood mental illness and individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. He has worked for over 25 years in the mental health field including eight years at Hoffman Homes for Youth in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and had most recently served as their Assistant Director of Clinical Services. He was appointed in the spring of 2002 as Adjunct Faculty Member and fall 2002 through spring 2008 as Visiting Instructor/Lecturer of Social Work at McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) and served as their BSW Program Director. From 2008-2018, he has served as full-time clinical faculty and instructor in the graduate school of social work at Temple University and was former Assistant MSW Program Director and Clinical Director of the Military Family Center at Temple – a counseling center for military service members, veterans, and their families. He is happy to join Elizabethtown College in the fall of 2021 as the Social Work Program Director!
He has written and presented extensively on the subject of neuroscience and its impact on clinical practice and has been a featured presenter for the National Association of Social Workers at their Annual Conference. An article on the biopsychosocial implications of attachment was published in the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. He was a featured guest on the NPR program “Radio Smart Talk” as an expert on the subject of Reactive Attachment Disorder. Two articles on clinical supervision and ethics in practice appear in separate issues of The New Social Worker journal. He published an article on the ethical implications for disclosure of HIV status in The Journal of Clinical Ethics. He had received training in child-centered play therapy and had practiced as a child and family therapist for The Play Therapy Center and is a former associate with D.K. Watkins Psychology Associates in York, Pennsylvania. He had practiced privately in the outpatient setting at Pennsylvania Counseling Services. Additionally, he had served as clinical supervisor for their school-based program in the York City Schools. He has been in part-time practice at Northeastern Counseling Services in Mechanicsburg, PA since 2016.  To learn more about Mr. Corbin, please see the following links:

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Elizabethtown College

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