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hand on mouseTele-Mental Health Services in Today’s Practice: Guidelines and Ethical Challenges
(6 CE Clock Hours in Core, Ethics, and Telemental Health)

Presented by:
Angela Londoño-McConnell, PhD & J. Kip Matthews, PhD

Friday, August 26, 2016
9:00am – 4:45pm
Atlanta Realtors Center
5784 Lake Forrest Drive NE
Atlanta, GA  30328

Workshop Fee:  $159

Important Info:
** All Georgia LPC’s, Social Workers, and MFT’s are now required by the Composite Board to have six (6) hours of telemental health continuing education to renew your license in 2016. 

** Psychologists licensed in Georgia are now required to have six (6) hours of continuing education credit in ethics. 

** This program will fulfill each of those requirements for mental health professionals.

Workshop Description:
Over the past 10 years, society has witnessed increasing use of technology, both in our professional and personal lives. The field of mental health is no exception. As clients and practitioners become more comfortable and adept at using technology, the practice of mental health is now being influenced by these technological advances. Tele-mental health services have come to the forefront of today’s practice. As practitioners, it is incumbent upon us to understand the ethical implications when integrating technology into the provision of mental health services. This workshop will highlight and discuss guidelines for tele-mental health practice, including the guidelines adopted by the American Psychological Association and other professional associations. During this workshop, participants learn about the various ethical challenges encountered in the practice of tele-mental health services. This workshop will be tailored to current professionals as well as graduate students to expand upon their coursework and knowledge. Specific attention will also be placed on the new rule changes implemented by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and  Marriage and Family Therapists.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell is a licensed psychologist and co-founder of AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc. based in Athens, GA. She presently serves as the Georgia Psychological Association Public Education Service Coordinator and as a Guidance Council Member to the American Psychological Association Public Education Campaigns. Dr. Londoño-McConnell has conducted numerous workshops on a variety of topics such as ethics and media, women’s mental health, ethnic/cultural affairs, workplace satisfaction, among others. She hosted a weekly health segment on Georgia Public Radio and is a regular featured guest on CNN En Español.

Dr. Kip Matthews is a licensed psychologist and co-founder of AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc. based in Athens, GA. He regularly serves as a consultant for non-profit organizations and businesses around the areas of multicultural growth and development, creation of inclusive and respectful organizational cultures, and facilitating the development of psychologically-healthy workplaces. As a presenter, he often delivers continuing education programs with topics ranging from ethical practice with diverse populations to the treatment of perinatal depression. Most recently, he has been involved in the American Psychological Association’ Mind-Body Health Public Education Campaign and is the current chair of the Georgia Psychological Association’s Public Education Committee. Dr. Matthews has offered programs on numerous topics including ethics, stress management, men’s issues, relationship enhancement, and sport performance enhancement. He is a Fellow of the Georgia Psychological Association and was the inaugural recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award presented by the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services of the American College Personnel Association.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review professional association guidelines for tele-mental health services
  • Identify ethical dilemmas and challenges from engagement in tele-mental health practice
  • Critique how technology is impacting provision of mental health services

Continuing Education Credit

This event is sponsored by AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc. to provide 6.0 CE ethics hours. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be given.

Psychologists: AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Psychologists will receive 6 hours of ethics credit for Telemental Health Services in Today’s Practice.

Counselors: AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc. is an approved provider of the National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider #: 6553. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education guidelines. The workshop, Telemental Health Services in Today’s Practice qualifies for 6.0 core, ethics, or telemental health hours for counselors.

Social Workers: The Telemental Health Services in Today’s Practice continuing education activity has been submitted for approval by the National Association of Social Workers – Georgia Chapter for approval for 6.0 core, ethics, or TeleMental Health CE hours.

Marriage & Family Therapists: The Telemental Health Services in Today’s Practice continuing education activity has been submitted for approval by the Georgia Association of Marriage & Family Therapists for 6.0 core, ethics, or telemental health hours.

Refund PolicyFull refunds will be issued for cancellations made 7 days prior to each program. No refunds will be issued thereafter. Substitutions are encouraged. If a program is cancelled for any reason, AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc. will not be responsible for any change/cancellation charges assessed by airlines, hotels, or travel agencies.

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