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Engaged and Ethical Media Interactions for Counselors

  • 11 Feb 2021
  • 12 Feb 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • 11 Feb 2021, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (MST)
  • 12 Feb 2021, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (MST)
  • Online Interactive- Zoom
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IMHCA is excited to have Dr. Michele Kerulis and Jennifer Robertson presenting a 3 hr Ethics CE Lunch Series: 

Engaged and Ethical Media Interactions for Counselors 

Description: Experts in mental health are often called on to provide commentary  about the impact that mental health issues and sociopolitical climates have on  wellness. The purpose of this interactive workshop is to help attendees learn how  to interpret ethics codes (ACA, 2014; AMHCA 2020), utilize ethical decision  making models, and create content to share in the media that (1) complies with  ethical guidelines and (2) provides accurate depictions of counseling in practice.  During this worshop, attendees will learn how to ethically engage with the media,  decide whether or not to accept media interviews, and understand the intersection  of ethics codes and the media (namely confidentiality, competence, and cultural  awareness). Attendees in this workshop will be given the opportunity to practice  writing digital media posts. Attendees will gain insight and inspiration from the  presenters and other attendees to share their ideas and help the public learn more  about mental health. All levels and disciplines of practitioners are welcome and  will benefit from attending this workshop.  

Learning Objectives:  

1. Define common ethics codes utilized in the profession (ACA, 2014; AMHCA, 2020). 

2. Understand the purpose and application of ethical decision-making models (Forester Miller & Davis, 2016; Wheeler & Bartram, 2015).

3. Understand ethics codes as they relate to participating in media (ACA, 2014; AMHCA,  2020). 

4. Examine the different ways sociopolitical, cultural, and individual factors impact  people in the media (Mastro, et al., 2012; Hu & Jane, 2018; Kaufman & Wolf, 2010;  Kuznick, et. al, 2008; Sanderson, et. al. 2016) and learn ways to express culturally  competent commentary (Sue & Sue, 2015).  

5. Identify common ways people in our profession participate in the media including  assessing newsworthiness (Strombak, Karlsson, & Hopmann, 2012), preparing ethical  public statements (AASP, 2011; ACA, 2014; APA, 2017), and preparing digital and  television interviews.  

6. Practice and develop strategies for creating ethical media content that can be utilized in  the future including live interviews, taped interviews, social media, and blog posts. 

Workshop 1 - Engaged and Ethical Media Interactions for Counselors Part One:  Ethics Codes, Decision Making Models, Blogging, and Press Releases 

Description: During this interactive workshop, attendees will review ACA (2014) and  AMHCA (2020) ethics codes with a focus on codes related to media interactions, learn  ethical decision-making models, understand how to outline blogs related to mental health,  and how to write press releases. During the second thirty minutes of this workshop,  participants will move into digital breakout rooms to practice writing media content in  smaller groups. The workshop will conclude with the larger group together to share  creative ideas that help others share their messages through professionalism and ethical  representation of the counseling profession.  

Workshop 2: Engaged and Ethical Media Interactions for Counselors Part Two: Ethics Codes, Social Media, Media Interviews, and White Papers  

Description: During this interactive workshop, attendees will review ACA (2014) and  AMHCA (2020) ethics codes with a focus on codes related to media interactions,  learn about social media presence and media interviews, and learn how to write white  papers. During the second thirty minutes of this workshop, participants will move into  digital breakout rooms to practice writing social media content and white papers and will  dive deep into media interviews. The workshop will conclude with the larger group  together to share creative ideas that help others share their messages through  professionalism and ethical representation of the counseling profession.  

Example posts to inspire member participation in ethics workshops: 

Blogs 

New ABC Show Shows Promise in Discussing Mental Health 

The Opera Reflections: Modern Aging and the Unique Role of TechnologyUnderstanding "Joker" through the Lens of a Trauma Therapist 

White Paper 

Understanding Suicide Prevention 


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