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CE Event: A Digital World: Ethical Considerations of Electronic Communication and Social Media

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Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists Presents a 3-CEU Program on Friday, June 21, 2019


A Digital World: Ethical Considerations of Electronic Communication and Social Media


Robyn Mehlenbeck, PhD, ABPP



Friday, June 21st, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Maggiano’s Little Italy at Tyson’s II Galleria

2001 International Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102. (Phone 703-356-9000)


$55.00 for NVACP Members / $100.00 for non-NVACP Members / $25.00 for Clinical Students


Family style luncheon to include vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections

Program Schedule

11:00 am to 11:30 am Registration, Meet & Greet
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Lunch, Networking, Announcements
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm CE Program with Dr. Mehlenbeck

Program Overview

This training will explore the ethical issues related to our digital world. In particular, Dr. Mehlenbeck will discuss issues related to electronic communications (email, text), electronic medical records and social media. We will discuss HIPAA compliant platforms as well as address issues that affect HIPAA compliance. This workshop will present the issues to consider, foster thoughtful discussion and participants will leave with practical strategies to apply to their own practice.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn to:
1. Identify and describe ethical and legal issues around use of email and texting for professional purposes
2. Identify and describe ethical issues with electronic medical records
3. Demonstrate understanding of how electronic platforms can demonstrate HIPPAA compliance
4. Set two goals designed to improve practice around electronic communication/social media


Dr. Robyn Mehlenbeck is a Clinical Child and Adolescent board certified psychologist who specializes in working with children with medical conditions. Her specialty extends to working with families of adolescents with and without medical issues, using a family systems approach to treatment. Currently, she is a Clinical Professor at George Mason University and the Director of the GMU Center for Psychological Services, a clinic committed to training graduate students and providing services for the community. She is also a research fellow at the GMU Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. Through her practice and teaching in both medical and community mental health settings, she addresses ethical issues around electronic communication on a regular basis.