Controlling Confidentiality (1 CE Hour)

4 Tips to Improve the Way You Manage Your Clients Information

*1 Continuing Education (CE) Clock Hour in Ethics for Behavioral Health Professionals

In the expanding frontiers of telehealth, along with the norming of exclusive electronic means for record keeping and client communication, maintaining confidentiality in counseling/psychotherapy has more dynamics than ever. But there are practical ways that clinicians can manage their space with their clients for best results in regards to confidentiality, and Tim Kelly with New Frontier Training will be sharing some practical insights.

Learning Objectives

  1. To identify and explain the definitions, contexts, and ethics of confidentiality.
  2. To understand 4 primary areas of clinician impact on confidentiality, particularly in regards to technology, session environment, therapeutic boundaries, and informed consent.
  3. To explore practical steps in planning for crisis management in telehealth psychotherapy.


*PsychMaven is responsible for all aspects for this program.

*PsychMaven has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) for both Live/Real Time and Home Study continuing education (CE) Programs. ACEP No. 6624. This program is designed to meet the standards of NBCC content areas no.8 (Counselor Professional Identity and Practice Issues). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. PsychMaven is solely responsible for all aspects of its programs.

*PsychMaven is a Licensed Social Worker Continuing Education Provider under the Texas State Board for Social Worker Examiners (Provider No. 7751). PsychMaven may provide continuing education to Social Workers certified and/or licensed in that state, and in other states/jurisdictions that accept the Continuing Education (CE) approval of other state Social Work boards. Please contact your state licensing board if you have questions about the acceptability of CE hours.

*Note for Florida licensed clinicians (LMHCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs). PsychMaven's approval with NBCC is approved automatically for continuing education (CE) credit by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, pursuant to the rule 64B4-6.002(1)(e)1. However, PsychMaven is not registered with the systems of CE broker. Therefore, CE hours need to be self-reported by following the instructions found at the bottom of each CE certificate.

*Note for Ohio licensed counselors. PsychMaven's approval with NBCC is approved automatically for continuing education (CE) credit by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for counselors. However, PsychMaven is not registered with the systems of CE broker. Therefore, CE hours need to be self-reported by following the instructions found at the bottom of each CE certificate.

For the latest on the Continuing Education (CE) Approvals of PsychMaven, as well as guidance on CE requirements for different disciplines, visit us at www.psychmaven.org/ce-approval

Your Instructor


Tim Kelly, MSW
Tim Kelly, MSW

Timothy "Tim" Kelly (MSW, LCSW, NREMT) is a New Jersey native who has built a career dedicated to responding to emergencies, stabilizing crisis, and managing situations involving many moving parts. He has had multiple years of clinical and social work experience with severe and chronically mentally ill adults and children in the community, working within the hospital and in-home settings, providing group and individual therapy services.

Tim is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a multi-state telehealth practice. Tim is also a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT). He additionally has over a decade of experience as a Firefighter/EMT. More on Tim can be found at www.NewFrontierTraining.com


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This course is completely automated to do at your own pace during the enrollment period, so you can start at anytime.
How long do I have access to the course?
As free course, you have full access to the videos and material for 30 days once you enroll. You can access the material and complete the course whenever it works with your schedule during that time.
Does this course offer continuing education (CE) credit?
Yes! The course offers one (1) approved continuing education (CE) clock hour in ethics under multiple CE approval organizations (as listed in the course description) and can cover the approval needs of many mental health/professional However, all students are responsible for confirming if the CE approval of this course meets their CE needs. We can offer you further information about PsychMaven's CE approvals and resources, by visiting us at www.psychmaven.org/ce-approval
Does the material in this course meet my state's requirements for professional ethics training?
Ultimately, each student in the course has to verify what their special continuing education (CE) requirements are with their relevant licensing/credentialing organization(s). However, this course has been designed to cover ethical standards related to clinical social work and professional/mental health counseling. For more information on PsychMaven's continuing education approvals, visit us www.psychmaven.org/ce-approval

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