Technology and Social Media in Counseling

Technology and Social Media in Counseling


Friday, March 28
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Counseling Ethics & Legal Issues Academy
Program ID #120, Room 305A-B
Distance Mental Health Counseling: The Regulation of Practice Across Jurisdictions

60-Minute Session
Eric Strom 
The standard of care for mental health professionals is evolving toward acceptance of distance counseling including cyber, online, tele, and video counseling services. 
Our professional ethics codes have not yet adequately addressed the variation in state regulatory frameworks. This has left many mental health professionals with inadequate guidance on how to create a sound clinical practice that crosses regulatory and legal jurisdictions.
 After discussing the existing standard of care for distance counseling, we then will review a state-by-state survey of the various legal frameworks relating to the regulation of distance counseling.


Friday, March 28
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Counseling Ethics & Legal Issues Academy
Program ID #138, Room 325A-B
The Laptop That Walked Away and Smartphone-Wielding Students: Ethically Sound Data Management in the Digital Age

90-Minute Session, Advanced
Mark A. Tichon, Michael Hayes 
Enjoy a high-energy and participatory advanced session on the ethics and legal issues involved in records management and protecting confidentiality in the digital age, ideal for mental health clinicians and counselor educators. Put that smartphone in your pocket to use as the session begins with anonymous text-based audience response to several questions on your own data management practices. Hear the story of the “laptop that walked away” in a crowded airport, initiating a HIPPA compliance journey with many headaches and lessons learned. Learn how the counseling program at the host university has developed policies and procedures for recording sessions—including the use of smartphones to tape client sessions.


Friday, March 28
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Program ID #152, Room 314
BlogShop for Counselors

90-Minute Session
Tamara G. Suttle
The most versatile tool of social media is the blog. Blogging can be used for social advocacy, for general education, and for building your credibility! 
If you are blogging or thinking about blogging to promote your favorite cause, to grow your agency or practice's reputation, to support your clients' or students' learning, or to provide additional information to your community–this workshop is for you! 
You are invited to join us in learning how blogging can support you on your journey, how to get started on the right path, how to measure your blogging success, and how to connect with other counselors who are blogging, too.


Friday, March 28
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NCDA Day of Learning
Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Program ID #179, Room 324
Tech-Savvy Career Counseling

60-Minute Session
Debra S. Osborn, Jane Tyler Finklea, Julia F. Kronholz, Anastasia Maria Cantonis 
To be effective, today’s career service providers must be tech savvy. Technology and specifically social media have transformed the way our clients access and use information as well as connect with others. How career practitioners can use technology in their interventions to enhance the career decision-making and job-search strategies of clients, and the use of social media to extend or enhance career service delivery, are the foci of this session. Presented through the lens of cognitive information processing theory, the discussion will increase your knowledge of how specific technological tools (e.g., websites, social media, applications) can aid in the career counseling and job-search process.


Saturday, March 29
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wellness Academy
Program ID #286, Room 306B
TechnoWellness: A New Wellness Construct in the 21st Century

60-Minute Session
Stephen D. Kennedy 
This session focuses on the new concept of "TechnoWellness", which encourages recognition that interaction with technology can have powerful impacts on holistic wellness. The presenter will review multidisciplinary studies indicating that technology use can affect health and well-being adversely or positively and will show that technology use can influence wellness dimensions represented in the evidence-based IS-Wel model used in counseling (Myers & Sweeney, 2008). Consider strategies to help you assess clients’ TechnoWellness, guided by the IS-Wel, and discuss case studies of clients whose wellness is being affected by technology use. Learn TechnoWellness interventions that can support your efforts to help clients attain optimal wellness.


Saturday, March 29
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Couples & Family Counseling Academy
Program ID #288, Room 306A
Disconnected: Minding Relationships in a Digital Age

60-Minute Session
Everett Painter 
The proliferation of online sites like Facebook and Twitter has led us to rethink interpersonal connection. Their reach is evident everywhere and impacts all areas of our lives. But what impact does social media attention and overuse have on the well-being of our real life relationships? While social networking has many benefits, this session will examine how its use may damage interpersonal communication and connectedness. Join in a conversation about relationship needs, how social media use may disrupt those needs, and strategies for working with effected clients. Research evidence and practical suggestions will be provided.


Sunday, March 30
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Counseling Ethics & Legal Issues Academy
Program ID #342, Room 306B
Counseling Practice and Technology According To HIPAA: An Update For 2014

90-Minute Session
Roy Huggins 
How do you keep up with a field like tech when the best practices change more frequently than you replace the tissues in your office? Modern counseling practice relies on communications technology more than ever. Our clients want to text, email and Skype with us; pay with credit cards; and connect on social media. We also get an array of conflicting advice for dealing with it. In this Sessionwe'll dispel myths and explore practical realities of how HIPAA views our responsibilities around security and privacy, and what that looks like in practice. We'll focus on communications and storage technology (read texting, email, and videoconferencing as well as computers and mobiles.) This seminar is beginner-friendly. No geekiness required!

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Professional / regular
$480

New Professional / student / retiree
$345

Non-member Attendee
$615

Non-member student
$505

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Preconference Learning Institutes

Advance Rates Thru 2/15/14

Professional / regular
Day: $170
Evening: $125

New Professional / student / retiree
Day: $125
Evening: $100

Non-member Attendee
Day: $230
Evening: $185

Non-member student
Day: $185
Evening: $160

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