Enforceable ethical standards can hardly keep up with the scores of available avenues to connect with potential clients.Insurance and managed care companies largely dictate service reimbursements and limit the number of sessions based on decisions made by other than the treating therapists.It is not our intention to trivialize the seriousness of the issues.As part of our disguising process, we also randomly assign various professional designations and earned degrees or licensure status.The manner in which we offer mental health services to the public has important ethical implications on a variety of fronts.Each example used above has a less-than-desirable element, yet no bright line separates the sketchy from the clearly unethical.Practical implications and future research recommendations are proposed.► We explore the online experiences of individuals living with Parkinson’s disease.► We thematically analyse messages on the forums of four online support groups.
Course format (distance learning - online activity). Net has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP #6323.
Federal Trade Commission Actions against Professional Associations States’ Interest Doctrine “In Your Face” Solicitation Testimonials Appeals to Fear Current Practices Acceptable and Unacceptable Elements in Advertising Citing One's Degrees Listing Affiliations Contents of Acceptable Advertisements From Yellow Pages to the Web Individual Web Pages Use of Social Media as Advertising Contents of Unacceptable Advertising Growth Groups and Educational Programs The Moral Hazards of Insurance Paramount Ethical Dilemmas Sicker and Quicker Becoming a Provider and Staying on the Panel: Between a Rock and a Hard Place Practical Considerations Key Ethical Problems in Dealing with Managed Care Organizations Ethical Challenges to Monitor When Dealing with Managed Care Entities Fraud Mostly gone are the days when mental health professionals sat in their private offices waiting for clients to show up, in person, for their weekly appointments.
To comply with the ethical standards of mental health professions, only a tasteful set of bare facts appeared in the yellow pages of the local phone directory.
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