The Online Therapy Institute offers an Ethical Framework for the Use of Technology in Mental Health that incorporates the major points of existing codes and guidelines offering practitioners a way to ensure that thier therpeutic work via technology covers best practice.
The framework’s audience is global and as new technologies and ethical issues arise, the framework will be revised and updated. Practitioners who practice according to the framework can know that they are implementing the best standard of care available to their clients.
The framework is posted on the OTI website and is also offered as a PDF download. Members of OTI who offer therapy delivered via technology will be listed in the OTI Web Directory provided their practice follows the framework. Anyone may join the Institute. but the directory will be reserved for practitioners and organizations who have implemented the framework into their practice.
We are excited about offering this framework to all mental health practitioners!
DeeAnna and Kate