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Webinar: Ethics in Social Media – Part Two

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Join us for a “part two”of the popular IARP 2020 Conference session “Ethics in Social Media.” Social media has impacted our lives in a variety of personal and professional ways. The impact of social media on our professional lives became even more profound when, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the CARES Act allowed the use of telmental health platforms including Facetime, Zoom, and Skype for providing mental health and rehabilitation services to clients! Consequently, most clinicians began offering telemental health services to clients from the security of their home offices. While virtual service provision has increased accessibility of services throughout the world, it has also posed some unique ethical challenges which rehabilitation providers need to be cognizant of. This session will provide insight into these ethical challenges and provide best practices for clinicians who provide telemental health services.

Credits: 1.0 CEs of the following credits have been applied: ABVE, CCMC, CDMS, CLCP-MSCC, CRCC, CVE-CWA-CCAA (Pending Approval)

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the impact of the pandemic on social media interactions between providers and clients.
  2. Explore the unique ethical challenges associated with the provision of telmental health services.
  3. Develop best practices for virtual and social media engagement with clients.


  • Dr. Rachita Sharma

    Dr. Rachita Sharma is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Rehabilitation and Health Services and the Clinical Director of the UNTWELL clinic at the University of North Texas where she supervises the clinical training of graduate and undergraduate students. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Dr. Sharma has extensive experience working in the field of mental health and disability adjustment. Her research focuses primarily on areas addressing mental health, disparities and barriers in access to treatment services, and provision of culturally competent services and training. She is the primary investigator on the Recovery to Practice grant at the University of North Texas that is funded by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center.Dr. Sharma is an active member of several professional organizations at National, State, and Local levels: She serves on the Executive Board for 2 such organizations and served as the 2019 President for the Texas Rehabilitation Association. Dr. Sharma conducts numerous presentations and trainings annually in conferences around the nation, focusing primarily on ethics, cultural competence, and Mindfulness.

June 14, 2021
Mon 1:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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