Breakout Session: Tele-Health and Trauma
June 19, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
Elisabeth Counselman Carpenter, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
Advances in technology continue to shape the way we work with clients in the social work profession. While it allows us to meet the needs of clients, particularly those in rural locations where providers are limited, social workers need to stay abreast to any ethical considerations that potentially could arise, as well as have an awareness of the challenges that telehealth may present to victims of trauma. This session will provide an overview of effective ways to treat clients struggling with a traumatic experience, in the past or present, using telehealth as a means of communication.
- Define telehealth and locate resources to understand their state-related legal and ethical obligations when conducting trauma work through telehealth.
- Identify ways to engage in telehealth when working with survivors of trauma including building treatment plans, crisis management plans and handling termination.
- Analyze and discuss when telehealth is an option for their clients (and when it may not be) when conducting trauma work