West End Church of Christ
3534 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37205
REGISTRATION 8:00 am / Conference 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (Noon)

$50.00 members 

$75.00 non-members

3 CEU's

Chris Quarto will present on "The Ethics of Social Media Usage and Distance Counseling" from 8:30am - 10 am
Christopher Quarto is a professor in the Professional Counseling program at Middle Tennessee State University and a psychologist with a part-time private practice in Murfreesboro. He earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and M.A. and B.S. degrees (counseling and education) at Central Michigan University. He is the recipient of the MTSU College of Education and Behavioral Science Teaching Award and University College Distinguished Educator in Distance Education Award. Prior to joining the Professional Counseling faculty, Dr. Quarto worked in Michigan and Wisconsin as a clinical mental health counselor and private practice psychologist, respectively. He worked closely with school personnel and physicians concerning children, adolescents and adults who exhibited a variety of educational and psychological disorders. Currently, he provides distance counseling services to adults as well as psychological testing services to individuals of all ages. Dr. Quarto is a Board Certified-Telemental Health (BC-TMH) provider. More recently, his professional interests have extended to podcasting in which he hosts the Make a Mental Note and Private Practice Journeys podcast series.
Program Summary: The purpose of this presentation is for therapists to learn about ethical conundrums pertaining to social media usage and distance counseling. An ethical decision-making model will be presented in addition to best practices information such that participants have a clearer sense of how they can engage in technological activities in a manner consistent with professional codes of ethics.
Program Objectives: Following this presentation, participants will be able to
  1. identify advantages and disadvantages of social media usage and distance counseling;
  2. explain key ethical issues pertaining to social media usage and distance counseling;
  3. explain how to use an ethical decision-making model and best practices approaches to address challenges pertaining to social media usage and distance counseling.
Blair Dunigan, Attorney at Law, will be presenting on “Legal Issues: Responding to a Subpoena/Requests for Written Records/Malpractice/Ethical Complaints” from 10:30 am till 12:00 noon
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