Webinar: Navigating Social Media Ethics

  • Friday, June 21, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM
  • 96



Presented by Rob Reinhardt, LCMHC, M.Ed, NCC

Social Media is an integral part of life for most of our clients as well as the businesses and other entities that they interact with. For counselors, social media can facilitate connecting with new clients as well as collaborating with peers. However, unlike other most other businesses, the guarantee of privacy and confidentiality are integral to our work. Where other businesses can solicit reviews from happy customers, we are prohibited. While other professionals can freely “talk shop” online, we must exercise caution to protect our clients' privacy. There are still many ways that counselors, can benefit from the use of social media, however, we much ensure that we comply with federal law (HIPAA) and codes of ethics. This presentation will discuss the pitfalls of discussing clients online, reviews and testimonials, and the general use of social media. We will also identify positive, productive ways that these tools can be engaged.

Intended Audience

All mental health professionals who work directly with clients, have an Internet presence, and wish to comply with HIPAA and their Code of Ethics.


  • Participants will understand the reasons how our Codes of Ethics and HIPAA apply to the use of social media.
  • Participants will understand the PIT principle, regarding accessibility of information on the Internet.
  • Participants will understand the pitfalls of online reviews and testimonials and some ways to avoid them
  • Participants will understand the dangers of discussing clients online and ways to do so without endangering client privacy.
  • Participants will understand the importance of a social media policy (required by the ACA Code of Ethics)

The Presenter

Rob Reinhardt, LCMHCS, M.Ed., NCC has his own successful counseling practice and is CEO of Tame Your Practice. Well known for his expertise in reviewing and recommending EHRs for therapists, Rob previously worked in Information Technology for over ten years and has lived around technology his entire life. With a comprehensive mix of technology, clinical, and business experience he can provide consultation and coaching regarding all facets of private practice. Rob is also the creator of Describe, the popular deck of cards and activities that can be used with individuals, families and groups of all ages. He is also co-author of the book Private Practice Preparedness: The Heath Care Professional’s Guide to Closing a Practice Due to Retirement, Death, or Disability.

Rob is a fan of board gaming, ultimate frisbee, disc golf, travel, and quality time with his family.

Cost:  LCPCM members - $30  /  Non-members - $40 ($5.00 fee for all refunds)

CEUs:  2    (10am to 12pm)  No  partial credit will be given

Registration limited!  

Registration will end June 17th at 11:59pm

Zoom link will be emailed to those registered approximately 24 hours prior to class.

Class evaluation and CEU certificate link will be sent on the following Monday (June 24, 2024)

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