Information and communication technology in the workplace: Ethical and professional implications for behavioral health, mental health, medical health and education professionals
Adrienne Fitzer, MA, BCBA
Founder and CEO of ABAC, Inc.
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm eastern ABACAccess5
Professionals working in the behavioral health, mental health, medical health, and education fields often fail to use information and communication technology in a secure, ethical, and professional manner. Using personal phones to take photos of clients, leaving a work computer with confidential client files in the car while food shopping, and sharing the details of a client case in online professional groups are only a few of the virtually endless examples of inappropriate and compromising ways professionals misuse information and communication technologies. This misuse places professional at risk, but more importantly violates client, student, or employee confidentiality, and can destroy trust between parties when personal information is shared knowingly or unknowingly, on purpose or by accident. This webinar will dissect this increasingly complex issue and leave participants with tools to protect themselves and those that they work with, teach, or support.
After attending this event participants should be able to:
- Describe frequent and inappropriate ways information and communication technologies are used by behavioral, mental, and medical health professionals, from frontline to supervising staff.
- Explain the ethical and professional implications of inappropriate and compromising uses of information and communication technologies with an emphasis on photography and videography.
- List best-practices for information and communication technologies in the workplace and provide turnkey suggestions to co-workers, employers, and employees.
10:00 am: Introduction
10::05 am: Pretest
10:10 am: Live webinar begins
11:45 am: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function
12:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form
Behavior Analysts: Type II Ethics CEUs
Psychologists: 2 hours
Social Workers: 2 Ethics continuing education hours Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Certified Counselors: 2 continuing education hours Area: Counselor Professional Identity and Practice Issues
Teachers: Acquire professional development hours for watching this event. Discuss the event with your supervisor to determine if it is eligible.
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Adrienne Fitzer, M.A., BCBA, started working with students with autism in the Washington, D.C. area 20 years ago as an undergraduate majoring in psychology at the University of Maryland. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa, she continued working in the field and attended the Learning Processes Sub-Doctoral Program in Psychology at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York. She holds a Masters Degree from Queens College in Psychology, and, as of publication of this bio, is the only registered Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Union County, NJ to hold the certification since 2003.
Ms. Fitzer completed her doctoral course work, on campus, in the Learning Processes Program offered by the Graduate Center, City University of New York at Queens College which at the time was one of few programs in the world accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. As a doctoral student, Adrienne was a recipient of a teaching fellowship, a research fellowship, co-chaired on campus conferences, and spent much of her time working with Dr. Lanny Fields in his stimulus equivalence research lab.
Ms. Fitzer has co-edited two books on ABA and Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Applied Behavior Analysis, Evidence and Practice (2007, 2013) and Language and Autism: Applied Behavior Analysis, Evidence and Practice (2009). Her research is published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and she has presented on behavior analysis at conferences and workshops.
From 2006-2012, Adrienne Fitzer provided quality applied behavior analysis services to children with autism in public schools. In 2011, Ms. Fitzer realized that she could combine her passion for teaching applied behavior analysis and working with those who care for and work with learners with autism and related disorders by focusing on parent and professional training. She opened The Applied Behavior Analysis Center (ABAC) in 2013 to achieve that professional dream. Her current interests include ethical behavior of professionals who have, or who are developing an internet presence, efficient but accurate data collection, and online consumer behavior.
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
Adrienne Fitzer does not receive royalties for any of the materials or companies discussed during this event.
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