Neuroscience research during the last twenty years has fundamentally changed our understanding of addiction. These new insights have elucidated many of the neurobiological changes that occur in the brain after long term drug use. It's is now thought that these changes that are fundamental and long lasting are much of the underpinnings of the disease of addiction.
Timothy P. Condon, Ph.D.
Visiting Research Professor at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA) at the University of New Mexico; Former Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH.
This month's iTraining is hosted by the Mountain West ATTC Regional Center.
This webinar will discuss how the advances in technology and availability/access to the Internet are impacting the manner in which behavioral health counseling professionals deliver treatment services and what constitutes typical standards of care.
In addition, these changes effect ethical issues, such as counselor self disclosure, boundary crossings and boundary violations, confidentiality, and informed consent. In 2011 behavioral health counseling professionals face a myriad of new ethical dilemmas, with little guidance from ethical codes, as they do not address these emerging issues. This presentation will review the current literature regarding the new ethical dilemmas related to technology and the internet, and provide guidance and recommendations for both counselors and clinical supervisors. Case scenarios will also be utilized to highlight these dilemmas and encourage discussion among webinar participants.
Specifically, this webinar will discuss:
1) the use of social networking websites by clinical supervisors, counselors, and clients;
2) emailing clients;
3) conducting Internet searches on clients and/or supervisees; and
4) conducting client consultations online.