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Practicing Ethically in a Virtual Space: Critical Challenges (Live-Stream Event)

Practicing Ethically in a Virtual Space: Critical Challenges (Live-Stream Event)


Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW


9:00am – 3:30pm


$60 General Admission


February 5, 2021

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Course Description

Practicing Ethically in a Virtual Space: Critical Challenges

Ethics are more than guiding principles; they are foundations for practice. This training will provide an overview of the Code of Ethics which govern the practice of social workers, counselors, and psychologists. Participants will explore the many slippery slopes in boundaries and dual roles, social engagement, use of media, confidentiality, etc.  A model to guide decision making will be explored.


Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW

Tana Bridge is an Assistant and Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University.  She is the Continuing Education and State of Michigan In-Service Instructor there as well.  Dr. Bridge also has a private consultant business in Canton, Michigan where she focuses on ethics, separation, loss and grief, trauma theory and intervention, trauma sensitive schools, and vicarious trauma.

Dr. Bridge received her Bachelor of Science degree at Eastern Michigan University, Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan, and her Doctor of Philosophy at Wayne State University.



  • Participants will be able to articulate 4 ethical responsibilities from their profession (social work, psychology, counseling).
  • Participants will recognize 3 areas where ethical breeches are most likely to occur in practice.
  • Participants will explore 4 ethical considerations in the use of technology and tele-mental health.
  • Participants will identify 3 best practices in engaging ethically through tele-mental health.


  • 9:00am – 10:15am:  Overview of the code and standards of the profession.
  • 10:15am – 10:30am:  Break
  • 10:30am – 12:15pm:  Slippery slopes and outstanding concerns with tele-mental health
  • 12:15pm – 1:15pm:  Break
  • 1:15pm – 2:15pm:  Tele-mental health and ethical considerations
  • 2:15pm – 2:30pm:  Break
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm:  Best practice considerations

Continuing Education Credits

Social Workers:  5.0 credits Ethics

Psychologists:  5.0 credits Ethics

Addiction Specialists:  5.0 MCBAP RELATED credits

No partial credits available.

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC-0047. This course has been approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative and is recognized by the State of Michigan, Department of Community Health, Licensing Division for Social Work Continuing Education. Collaborative Contact Information: 517-487-1548, Ext. 17.

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services (PRCMHS) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  PRCMHS maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  

Who Should Attend

Social workers, psychologists, addiction specialists, psychotherapists and clinicians working in the medical or behavioral health arena.

Looking for CE Pain Credits?

“It’s a Win: Addressing Stress and Vicarious Trauma” will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021, 9:00am – 12:15pm.  Click here for details.