Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores technology in behavioral health treatment.  It provides an overview of the potential utility of technology-based therapeutic tools, including telephone/ audio counseling and video/Web conferencing tools; self-directed, Web-based, and desktop computer-based therapeutic tools; Web-based text communication (email, chat, forums); and mobile technologies. The course explores emerging technologies such as ubiquitous computer technologies, ambient intelligence, and virtual reality.  Legal and ethical considerations (confidentiality, privacy, security, informed consent) are also examined.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and it is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

Readings:  Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services Part 1, Chapter 1

Find the reading at:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/Technology-BasedTherapeuticToolsinBehavioralHealthServicesChapterOne.pdf

Publisher:  SAMHSA

Course Objectives: To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by exploring the potential utility of technology-based therapeutic tools.

Learning Objectives:  Describe the potential utility of evidence-based TAC.  Describe emerging technologies such as ubiquitous computing.  Identify legal and ethical considerations in TAC.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

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1: The use of electronic media and information technologies in behavioral health programs is rapidly
 
 
2: Use of advanced technologies requires consideration of a number of legal and ethical issues, such as
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3: Evidence-based TAC has the potential to
 
 
4: Which of the following should drive decisions regarding the use of technology.
 
 
5: Synchronous communication allows behavioral health service providers and their clients to communicate
 
 
6: Which of the following is a potential benefit of technology-based therapeutic tools?
 
 
 
 
7: Which statement is correct?
 
 
8: Technology-based approaches should be evaluated with the same rigor as traditional approaches.
 
 
9: Video conferencing/telehealth approaches have been increasingly useful to a wide range of clients, including
 
 
 
 
 
 
10: Treatments that have been broken down into discrete procedures as part of the production of a treatment manual are _________ to adapt for computer-based interventions.
 
 
11: Facebook is one of the most popular
 
 
 
 
12: Online social networks are HIPAA compliant.
 
 
13: Which of the following can collect real-time data and provide in-the-moment interventions?
 
 
 
 
14: Wearable sensors that assess physiological states is an example of
 
 
 
 
15: A smart home is an example of
 
 
 
 
16: Which might be a good candidates for online care?
 
 
 
 
17: Which of the following best describes protecting clients' privileged information?
 
 
 
18: Which of the following best describes protecting clients' rights to control access to their information?
 
 
 
19: Which of the following best describes protecting client data from being accessed without authorization?
 
 
 
20: Managing security and confidentiality in TAC is the responsibility of
 
 
 
 
21: Apps that may constitute a risk to patients or others if the device fails to work properly require approval as medical devices from
 
 
 
 
22: In the United States, text-based communications between providers and clients
 
 
 
 
23: The largest security risks of technology-based communication between providers and clients are typically
 
 
24: State licensing boards typically require that a practitioner providing services in a different state also has a license to practice in that state.
 
 
25: Which individuals may have access to clinical information in TAC?
 
 
 
 
 
 
26: All providers should put their TAC policies in writing and clearly communicate them to clients at the start of the therapeutic relationship using an informed consent agreement.
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.