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12 Risk Therapist Should Consider Before Using Text Messaging

Posted by Mark Nolte on Mar 30, 2016 3:22:37 PM
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Text Messaging: 12 Risk Management Considerations To Keep You Out Of Hot Water

As a Behavioral Practitioner, texting is tempting for many reasons: It is widely used, affordable, real-time, brief and flexible. And Statistics back up the popularity of texting.

Almost 97% of Americans text daily – many having done so within the past hour – making texting the most common cell phone activity. Many are also reporting that they prefer text messages to phone calls (Pew Internet). Not surprisingly, behavioral practitioners  are finding that clients increasingly ask for interaction by text messaging.

Here are some of the issue to take under consideration when using text message as a therapist:

  • Texting patients/clients is tempting, but why is it risky? 

  • Texting patients/clients may be tempting, but are you covered for liability? 

  • Are you legally at risk for texting patients/clients?

  • How to protect your practice when texting with clients/patients. 

  • 7 Risk Management Tips for "Text Messaging" in Your Practice. 

 

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Title: Text Messaging: 12 Risk Management Considerations To Keep You Out Of Hot Water

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 2pm Eastern

Location: 100% online (recording available to review at your convenience)

Cost: $35

 

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