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ECM8495 - Ethical Considerations of Practice in the Age of Social Media and Electronic Communications

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    Title: Ethical Considerations of Practice in the Age of Social Media and Electronic Communications

    Description: The objective of this course on ethics is to help the mental health clinician understand some key issues and concerns related to the use of social networks by mental health clinicians. When the trainee completes this course, he or she will:
    - Be able to define online social networking: its features, controls, uses, and misuses.
    - Understand the role of online social networking in clinical practice in advancing professional, organizational, and therapeutic goals.
    - Know identify ethical considerations inherent in professional social networking.
    - Clearly identify the risks involved in using social networking sites.
    - Grasp emerging considerations of privacy and informed consent as they relate to electronic modes of communication with clients.


    This course is designed for clinicians at all stages of their career.

    This course was written by Susanne Riemer, LICSW and Charles D. Safford, LCSW. 

    Susanne Riemer, LICSW has over thirty years of experience as a clinical social worker. She has served for over a dozen years in agency development, leadership and supervision in public and private mental health organizations, including as supervisor of a field placement program for undergraduate and graduate social work students, and as a trainer and supervisor for staff preparing for licensure exams. She is a member of NASW and the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA).

    Charles D. Safford, LCSW is the President of He has over thirty-five years of clinical experience and over two decades of experience in training and training development.


    This course is approved for 3 contact hours in core and ethics by the following certifying bodies:

    National approvals accepted in most states:

    The National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider number 6071, Inc., provider #1104, 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., Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2014 to 11/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 8 clinical continuing education clock hours.

    The National Association of Social Workers through approval by NASW GA

    States with their own approval process:

    The Minnesota Board of Social Work, Provider #CEP-1 

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number, BAP #50-2193

    Texas Pre-approved Social Worker Provider Number: SW 5089  Contact at:

    Texas Pre-approved Counselor Provider Number: PC 2405  Contact at:

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board #RCS060501

    Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation #159.000931