Ethics of EMDR Therapy and Telehealth During COVID-19
Offering 2 CE Credits
The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting so many parts of our lives, and our clinical practices are not immune to these changes. We are finding ourselves scrambling to figure out how to meet our clients’ needs while still practicing necessary self-quarantining and social distancing that is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many of the restrictions and rules in providing teletherapy have been loosened, but it is still our prerogative to provide EMDR therapy via teletherapy in the most ethical way possible. We will discuss the EMDRIA guidelines in providing teletherapy, transitioning to teletherapy, and the importance of obtaining consent for teletherapy. We will also discuss the implications of not meeting face-to-face with clients while still engaging in EMDR therapy as well as destabilization considerations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how to set this up as a target. Different resourcing techniques and safety planning will be addressed as well as different ways to implement dual attention stimulus.
This is a pre-recorded webinar.
1. Discuss EMDRIA’s guidelines for the deliverance of EMDR therapy through telehealth
2. Identify ethical considerations for fast transitions to telehealth during a time of crisis
3. Discuss ethical considerations for providing EMDR therapy with clients virtually
4. Describe safety concerns regarding using EMDR therapy virtually
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The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (OCSWMFT) for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306
This is a self-paced distance learning course, including a pre-recorded webinar. This is an intermediate level course. Completion of the entire webinar, a course evaluation, and post-test is required to receive a CE Certificate. Course evaluations are administered after completing all course modules. The post-test is comprised of true/false and multiple choice questions and requires a passing mark of 75%, and is administered after completion of the course evaluation. Upon passing the post-test, participants are able to download their CE certificates.
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Central Ohio EMDR Connection Introduction
Recording of Ethics of EMDR Therapy and Telehealth During COVID-19
Copy of Completing Your Course Evaluation and Receiving Your CE Certificate
Course Evaluation and CE Certificate