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ETHICS IN “2019”: Recent Trends in Ethical Codes – Social Media, Boundaries, and Challenges to Confidentiality

May 24 @ 8:30 am - 11:45 am


John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.



  • Describe how the major mental health ethical codes and organizations address social media concerns
  • Discuss how the concept of “boundary violations” has evolved and assess the advantages and disadvantages of more liberal views of dual relationships
  • Analyze and explain what therapists can honestly promise their patients about confidentiality and associated concerns
  • Predict future mental health ethical challenges relating to the influence of technology, shifting age cohorts, legal concerns, etc.



8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.           Registration

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Changes in mental health ethical codes relating to social media

Boundaries – Should they expand or retract – future implications

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.       Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Confidentiality and what can realistically be promised and expected in light of HIPAA and other legal concerns

Future mental health ethical challenges relating to advances in technology, aging, and legal precedents

11:45 a.m. 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 ethical 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.


May 24
8:30 am - 11:45 am


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