Ethics and Social Media

Event Date & Time: February 2nd 2018 at 8:30 am

= = = WORKSHOP Overview = = =

The training will focus on navigating the ever changing landscape of professional ethics, specifically focusing on clinicians who work with substance abusing clients. Social media has had a significant impact on how clinicians deliver services and how they interact with clients, creating ethical challenges that were never thought of when many of the ethics codes were written. Real world situations will be examined and discussion will facilitate exploration of the potential ethical dilemmas. We will examine questions such as when and if it is appropriate for a professional counselor to have a presence on social media and if so, what is appropriate to post. What are the pitfalls of social media and dual relationships? We will also look at other forms of electronic communication such as email and texting and their role in the therapeutic relationship.


1) Participants will understand the various Codes of Ethics for professional licensure. 

2) Participants will have a working knowledge of how to navigate ethical dilemmas. 

3) Participants will know how and where to seek support if they encounter ethical dilemmas. 

4) Participants will challenge themselves to examine their own boundaries with clients.


8:30 am – 9:00 am | Check-in & Registration 

9:00 am – 10:15 am | Ethics and Social Media

10:15 am – 10:30 am | BREAK

10:30 am – 11:30 pm | Ethics and Social Media (Continued)

11:30 am – 1:00 pm | LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm | Ethics and Social Media (Continued)

2:45 pm – 3:00 | Workshop Wrap-up

We have applied to the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) for approval of 4 substance abuse specific credits.

About the presenters:

Kelly Scaggs, LCSW, LCAS, CSI, ICAADC 
Kelly has over 26 years of experience in behavioral health. She has practiced in both Florida and North Carolina. Kelly joined the staff of Fellowship Hall as a Family Therapist in 2008 and assumed the role of Clinical Director in 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mercer University, Macon, Georgia and a Master’s of Social Work from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Kelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. She is also an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient mental health, substance abuse, women’s health issues, bereavement and family therapy.

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