Teletherapy Ethics

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
CEUs: $50.00
No CEUs: $25.00
3.0 Ethics CEUs available for:

  • LSW/LISW/SWA (CSWMFT #: RSX069601)

  • Nurses ​(via reciprocity with the CSWMFT board)



This workshop will review ethical considerations in the provision of teletherapy. Attention will be paid to boundaries, professionalism, and the analysis of challenges versus benefits in determining if teletherapy is appropriate. The presenter, Stacy Simera, frequently educates on professional ethics and currently provides teletherapy to clients in Ohio and Florida, and thus provides a practical perspective.      


  • Understand common regulations regarding providing teletherapy across state lines. 

  • Identify considerations regarding informed consent and determining the appropriateness of teletherapy for clients.

  • Understand the expectations of professionalism when providing teletherapy, including clinician behavior and background.

  • Recognize ethical standards for professional boundaries when providing teletherapy

About the Speaker: Stacy Simera

Stacy Simera is an independently-licensed social worker with supervisory designation in Ohio, and has been honored with regional and state-wide awards via the National Association of Social Workers. Stacy has provided micro, mezzo, and macro level services in a variety of settings including mental health, substance abuse, medical, and public health – and she brings those experiences to her trainings. Stacy is currently in private practice in NE Ohio and volunteers in support of sleep via the national non-profit Start School Later.


Class sizes are limited, so register early.  Classes with low registrations may be canceled.  If the class is canceled or moved, participants will be contacted via email at least 24 hours in advance.

Classes start and end on time.  To ensure a quality experience for all, please arrive (in-person) or log in (virtual) at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time.  CEU credits will be adjusted 0.25 credit hours for every 15 minutes not in attendance; adjusted certificates will be emailed to participants within 3 business days after the training.  Hard copies of certificates will be mailed upon request.

It is difficult to control room temperature to everyone's comfort level.  We suggest you dress in layers that can be adaptable to warm and cool temperatures.

For auditing purposes, arrival and departure times and signature are required on attendance sheets.