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Distance Therapy and Technology in Counseling: Ethical and Legal Essentials

Distance Therapy and Technology in Counseling: Ethical and Legal Essentials

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Ethical and legal issues related to distance therapy and technology can be complex. Learn how to navigate these constantly changing issues.

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Distance Therapy and Technology in Counseling: Ethical and Legal Essentials

 Live webcast* - Friday, June 3, 2022, 8:30 - 11:45 a.m.

          by  Terry Casey, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, HSP

*A recorded version of this webinar is planned. Webinar recordings are typically available for purchase within the month after the live webinar. For information, email Rencounselingtn@gmail.com.

Updated for 2022!

(Over 500 Tennessee therapists participated in this training.)

Webinar description

The use of distance therapy and other technologies by counseling and mental health professionals continues to grow and evolve at a rapid pace. Therapists/clinicians, supervisors, and those involved in determining policies must keep abreast of the various ethical and legal issues involved., not only to reduce risks but to strive for best practice. This webinar provides updated information about these issues along with resources that will aid in the current and future navigation of technology-related issues. Join us for this 3-hour webinar and equip yourself for ethically and legally navigating these sometimes complicated and confusing areas of practice.  

This webinar: 

  • Discusses the Six Keys to providing distance therapy legally and ethically.
  • Clearly explains the five ways to legally engage in interjurisdictional practice (i.e., providing services across state lines) both in-person and through distance therapy
  • Describes the most important ethical and legal issues pertaining to the use of social media, email/texting, websites, and practice management systems.
  • Provides participants with a practical and effective model of ethical decision-making.
  • Uses clinical vignettes to illustrate real-world dilemmas in distance therapy and technology
  • Provides essential links and other resources to equip therapists who use distance counseling and other technologies
  • Lists take-home strategies for avoiding ethical and legal problems in private practice and organizations.

Learning objectives

At the end of the webinar participants will be able to:  

  1. Describe the essential ethical and legal-related issues pertaining to the use of distance therapy and other technologies.
  2. Determine how to navigate codes of ethics, laws, and licensing rules pertaining to the provision of distance therapy services and other technologies.
  3. Identify strategies and methods for avoiding ethical and legal problems in distance therapy and other technologies.
  4. Discuss current trends and developments in the use of distance therapy and other technologies.


Terry Casey, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist, HSP in Tennessee (Lic#1975) and is a national continuing education speaker on ethics-related topics for counseling and mental health professionals. For the past 15 years, he has also taught Ethics & Professional Issues in Counseling in Lipscomb University's CACREP-accredited M.S. program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Casey has a private practice in Franklin, Tennessee providing therapy to clients, clinical supervision, and consultation services to private practices and organizations. He served as the Clinical Director for a large non-profit counseling organization for 17 years and was also the Ethics Committee Chair for a state-level professional organization for several years. His full professional bio is available at Renaissance Counseling & Psychological Specialists, PLLC


June 3, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 


Webcast (Zoom) -- a link will be emailed approximately two days prior to the webcast to the email address provided by the registrant.

This event will be set up as either a Zoom webinar or Zoom meeting. Be sure that the Zoom app is installed (and is updated) on the device you will be using for the webinar. A computer is recommended rather than a smartphone. If you are not familiar with using Zoom it is highly recommended that you review the Zoom website's user information in the days before the webinar.

Continuing education credit: 

This webinar provides 3.0 CE hours through Lipscomb University’s CACREP-accredited M.S. program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a pre-approved provider of continuing education for the following TN license types: LCSW, LMFT, LPC & LPC/MHSP, Licensed Psychologist & LPE/LSPE, LCPT & LDAC). 

Important: Continuing education rules and requirements vary among license types and change periodically. Participants should always check the specifics of their continuing education requirements found in their respective Tennesse licensing rules.

CE certificates:

To receive the CE certificate participants must complete the course evaluation form and pass the CE quiz (at least 70% correct) regarding webinar content. These two items will be emailed to the address provided by the participant. After the webinar has concluded participants will complete and return these items via email to Rencouselingtn@gmail.com. After receipt of both the above items, the CE certificate will be emailed to the participant, usually within one week.  


Direct questions to: Rencounselingtn@gmail.com.

FAQs are at the bottom of this page.       


                              Registration (2 options)

Option #1 - Online registration. Please click on the DETAILS or TICKETS button above.

Note: Groups of 5 or more registering and paying together may be eligible for a group rate. Email Rencounselingtn@gmail.com for details.

Option #2 - Mail-in registration. See below.

Savings! -- If you mail in your register and pay by check you will save the online Eventbrite ticketing surcharge (typically around $10 per ticket).

To register by mail, copy, print, and complete the form below and include a check (cash cannot be accepted). Mail-in registrations must be received by the dates indicated.

All mail-in registration refund requests must be received at least 72 hrs prior to the webcast. Send refund requests to: Rencounselingtn@gmail.com.

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(copy, print, complete & mail along with your check)


Distance Therapy and Technology in Counseling: Ethical and Legal Essentials

June 3, 2022, 8:30 -11:45 a.m.

Name : _______________________________________  

License type: ________________________________


Your email address is required on this form so that we will be able to send you the LINK TO THE WEBINAR and other essential materials. We will also use your email address to contact you regarding any changes to this webcast/seminar and to let you know about future trainings. Your email address will not be provided to anyone else. 

Participant email address (REQUIRED for all mail-in registrants). Provide the address below at which you wish to receive webinar materials and the Zoom link.


(Please print clearly)

Phone (recommended for seminar updates, last-minute changes, etc.):

(_______) __________ - _______________

Registration fee / payment.

The fee for each individual mail-in registrant is $70.

Check(s) enclosed for total amount for all persons registering: $ ______________

Make check out to "RCPS" or "Terry Casey" with "June 3 webinar" on the memo line. Your canceled check will serve as your receipt. If you require an individual receipt please include a note to this effect with your registration materials AND email Dr. Casey at Rencounselingtn@gmail.com.

Mail this form along with your check to:

     June 3 Webinar Registration

     Terry Casey/RCPS

     1537 Bedford Common

     Franklin, TN 37064

Direct questions to: Rencounselingtn@gmail.com with "Ethics Webinar" in the subject field or text/call 615.337.9865.

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How do I access the webinar?

A link will be emailed to you a few days before the webinar. You will need to download the Zoom app on your device. If you already have the Zoom app be sure to update it prior to the webinar. A laptop, rather than a smartphone, is recommended.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Dr. Casey at Rencounselingtn@gmail.com.


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