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April Workshop

  • April 23, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Zoom Meeting



Ethics for Psychologists in the Digital World

Presented by Dr. Shawna Wright

Receive 3 CE's

This 3-hour ethics course will introduce and review the primary legal and ethical issues associated with providing telepsychology services.  Strategies for addressing practice-level risk management and client-focused crisis management will be identified and explored with participants.  Attendees will also learn methods for managing their online presence and will be guided through developing social media policies relevant to their practice. 


Shawna Wright, PhD, is the Associate Director of the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth, is a licensed psychologist. She obtained her graduate training in clinical psychology at Texas Tech University. Dr. Wright worked for over a decade in community mental health and has expertise in treating rural and underserved populations.  She is the president and CEO of Wright Psychological Services, an independent telepsychology practice that was established in 2011 to provide assessment and treatment to residents of rural skilled nursing facilities.   

Through her experience with providing treatment to rural and underserved populations, Dr. Wright is acutely aware of the impact of the shortage of medical and mental health providers, and she sees the promise of telehealth for improving access to care. She has interests in advancing telehealth policy and engaging medical and mental health professionals and students in telemedicine education. Dr. Wright works with KUMC's Project ECHO as project facilitator and behavioral health content expert to assist Kansas health/mental health providers with increasing access to up-to-date research outcomes, best practices, and standards of care to reduce health disparities. 

Dr. Wright is a member of the Rural and Frontier Subcommittee of the Kansas Governor's Behavioral Health Services Planning Council, the Kansas State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup, and the Kansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Advisory Committee. She works with these groups to understand gaps in access to care and to identify ways telemedicine can be leveraged to increase health equity in Kansas


  • Identify 1-2 relevant legal and ethical issues associated with delivering telepsychology services.
  • Identify 1-2 fundamental aspects of practice-level risk management strategies and client-based crisis management strategies for telepsychology providers.
  • Identify 1-2 factors that can help determine the appropriateness of incorporating social media policies in the practice setting.

LOCATION: Zoom Meeting. Attendees will receive the meeting link in their emails. Deadline to register is 6 PM on April 22nd.

COST: Free for GKCPA members. $15 for nonmembers/guests.

This is only approved as a live, interactive CE presentation. Participants will have the same physical presence expectations through video that would be required for in-person events to gain CE credit.

Greater Kansas City Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Greater Kansas City Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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