Ethics and Boundaries: From Traditional to Digital

Presented and developed by Lisa Erickson, MS, LMHC

As a mental health professional you may be considering the following issues:

  • What are the implications of clients learning about you online?
  • If clients Google you, can you Google them?
  • What can you do if there is misinformation about you online or you are negatively reviewed?
  • Can you fulfill your ethics requirement for licensure renewal and have a stimulating experience at the same time?

Historically, mental health providers have had control over what clients can learn about them and have used this "blank slate" to their clinical advantage.  But times are changing and clients now have access to much more information about therapists than ever before.  In this dynamic and engaging workshop, explore how on-line access to personal information shapes modern clinical practice.

  • Deepen your understanding of the ethical issues involved in managing boundaries
  • Explore and strategize ways to respond therapeutically to digital incursions into privacy
  • Practice ethical decision-making as you study and respond to sample situations
This workshop is modeled on Lisa's popular training, "Ethics & Technology:  Practicing in a Connected Age," which she has presented for Cascadia Training on numerous occasions.  Lisa believes that ethics trainings can be interesting, participatory and reinvigorating.  Together with the instructor's guidance, participants will tap into the collective wisdom of the group in responding to 21st Century ethical challenges.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

6 CEs

6 Law and Ethics CEs

Cascadia Training is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Cascadia is also approved by the Washington State Office of Public Instruction as a "Washington State approved clock hour offering workshop."

Lisa Erickson, MS, LMHC

Lisa Erickson, MS, LMHC, specializes in working with giftedness and treating addictions, depression, Axis II diagnoses and physical and sexual abuse.  She has been in private practice for close to thirty years in Seattle.  She taught in a graduate psychology program for many years and now enjoys teaching professionals via continuing education offerings.  She writes and trains nationally on topics related to high IQ adult and adolescents.  Until recently Lisa was clinical director at a Native American behavioral health program for children and youth where she learned that special population consults can never replace the therapeutic value of culturally specific services.

Lisa has been a past president of the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association, Seattle Counselors Association, and Co-chair of the DOH advisory Committee for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists.  She has been training others in Clinical Supervision for many year and was part of the group that proposed the initial language for the Approved Supervisor WAC.

Lisa has been a presenter for Cascadia Training for over 10 year now.

For more information about Lisa, visit her website:

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