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Location: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

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From: June 8, 2018 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Sara Smucker Barnwell, Ph.D.

Details: This 3-hour workshop provides guidance to providers interested in delivering mental health services through technology. This workshop is appropriate for individuals incorporating existing technology (e.g., telephones, fax machines, email) in their practice, those seeking to augment their practice with new technologies, and those seeking to cultivate a technology-based practice (e.g., videoconferencing, mobile applications, online applications). Participants will receive an overview of the use technology in practice, popular types of technologies in practice, key ethical and legal considerations, risk assessment strategies, and considerations for appropriateness of technology-based services. The workshop will include demonstrations of technology use.

Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1. Describe how providers employ technology in clinical practice. 2. Identify popular technologies that augment clinical interventions within a mental health practice. 3. Recognize key legal and ethical issues to consider when using technology in clinical practice. 4. Identify common threats to information security, privacy and confidentiality when using technology. 5. Evaluate and identify which clients are best served using technology to augment clinical services.

Cost: None

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

  • Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
  • Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.