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CE Workshop: Ethics, Social Media and the Internet
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When: 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd., Suite 220
Building 13, Second Floor
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Luis F. Valdes, PhD
Contact: Amy Han Dietrich, Director of Continuing Education and Communications
(404) 634-6272

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Ethics, Social Media and the Internet will describe various marketing and service delivery options available to psychologists in the digital age. The workshop will demonstrate the execution of a plan that this psychologist used to take advantage of the remarkable tools that the internet provides. Dr. Luis Valdes will summarize and critique the current state of the digital world as it pertains to psychologists and mental health care. The workshop will also provide an overview of the recent guidelines for telepsychology.

Particular attention will be paid to what is within the ethical guidelines for psychologists, what may be in violation of the guidelines, and what new frontiers have not yet to be addressed by the guidelines. Participants will be offered an overview of ethical issues and dilemmas that can be encountered as they explore the expanse of the internet.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Assess their needs and potential uses of social media and the internet as it pertains to ethical improvements to their practice.
  2. Apply what they learned to their practice in a useful, effective and ethical approach to marketing and service delivery.
  3. Accurately assess their practice regarding the current and future practical and ethical pitfalls of their use of the internet.

    CE: 3 (Ethics) hours

    Level: Introductory

      About the Presenter:

      Dr. Luis F. Valdes is the CEO and co-founder of Psychogenyx, a behavioral science consulting firm that offers a wide-range of consulting and counseling services. Dr. Valdes is an experienced psychologist with over 30 years of experience as a clinical, corporate consultant, and performance psychologist. Dr. Valdes received his PhD from the Counseling Psychology program at Texas Tech University. He is highly sought-after speaker, trainer, and coach. He has worked in a wide-range of settings including: university counseling centers, small, medium and large corporations, law enforcement and sports teams.

      Dr. Valdes has presenterd training workshops on a number of topics, such as Leadership Development, Team Development, Sports Psychology, Stress Management, Diversity Issues, Mental Conditioning for the Workplace, and Men’s Issues. He has also presented for the Georgia Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association on such topics as Diversity, Sports Psychology, Individual and Group Therapy, and Ethics.

      Registration Costs:

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before September 2, 2016 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: GPA Student Members

      Registration (After September 2, 2016)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Amy Dietrich via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to September 9, 2016. No refunds will be given after September 9, 2016.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.