Ethics: New Challenges to Confidentiality

5/5/17The Ramada5555 Financial PlazaShreveport, LA.
5/12/17The Crown Plaza4728 Constitution Ave.Baton Rouge, LA.
5/19/17The Ramada2032 NE Evangeline Thruway.Lafayette, LA.
5/26/17The Doubletree2150 Veterans Blvd.Kenner, LA.


Regular Registration: $80.00

On-Site Registration: $90.00 (seating is limited)

Premium Club Members: $65.00


PRESENTER:  John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.


  • Describe challenges to maintaining confidentiality that have come about due to social media and other forms of electronic media.
  • Discuss confidentiality concerns relative to new legal mandates such as HIPAA, recent legal precedents, etc.
  • Design and discuss a protocol for informing clients about the limits of confidentiality in the present cultural/legal environment.
  • Plan ways to ensure the maintenance of confidentiality in spite of present challenges


8:00 a.m. — 8:30 a.m. — Registration

8:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

  • List and discuss new challenges to confidentiality, especially stemming from social media, electronic communications, and emerging technologies
  • The impact of HIPAA, legal rulings, etc., on our ability to maintain confidentiality

10:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m. — Break

  • What promises can be made about confidentiality – how can you reassure your clients while telling the truth
  • Ways to maximize the chance that confidentiality promises will be honored.

11:45 am — Adjournment



  • Psychologist–Professional Training Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists.  “Professional Training Resources maintains responsibility for this program and it’s content.”
  • Social Workers (NASW 3 ethics hours ) –This program has been approved for 3 continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
  • LPC’s (NBCC)–  “Professional Training Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider #5829 and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.”
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC) — approved by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) for 3 clock hours.
  • Substance Abuse Counselor (ADRA) — approved by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority for 3 clock hours topic.
  • School Psychologist (NASP) –Professional Training Resources is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists.  Professional Training Resources maintains responsibility for the program.
  • Other Professions –may seek approval for education credits through their respective boards.  Everyone in attendance will receive a certificate of attendance.