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The Core: Continuing Education

Ethical. Efficient. Effective.

Your Center is your Clients. Our Center is You.

Continuing Education is an important part of developing, motivating and engaging in your work as a clinician. PCT has designed our continuing education program to allow you to earn your CE hours while helping you provide your gold standard of ethical, client-centered care in your practice through practical, actionable education on digital security and technology practices.

PCT’s membership program provides you with APA and NBCC approved courses to understand the use of technology and what is expected of you in professional ethics codes, and how to navigate the requirements of HIPAA.  Our goal is to demystify the legal and technical jargon to present you with information that is clear and actionable. We filter the noise and overwhelm of technology to present you with the most impactful guidance that will translate directly to your client care.

The Core education includes 9.5+ CE hours in the following courses:

HIPAA Investigation Repellent: Easy Ways to Prevent Most Security Breaches
The easiest, most basic ideas for preventing security breaches and avoiding HIPAA investigations. A Cliff Note’s version of PCT and a great place to start.

Digital Confidentiality Series
In three videos we will cover: 1) A gentle introduction to the basic concepts of HIPAA and security risk management specific to mental health professionals. 2) Concrete examples to break down the nitty-gritty of how HIPAA, professional ethics, and security really work in practice with email, phone, texting, and online therapy. 3) Guidance with risk analysis and how to start developing a therapy-affirming risk management plan, as well as ways to make the most of cloud technology in practice.

The Ethical Private Practice
Handles the basic legal-ethical issues relevant to starting and maintaining a mental health private practice, including using practice management technology.

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Our Stellar Rating!

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Average (mean) rating for “Overall Evaluation” given by readers who completed our Digital Confidentiality 101 course.

Oh yeah… a great side effect to this process is your practice management becoming more effective and efficient!

Like very few others, Mr. Huggins can present with warmth and clarity on complex issues that most therapists wonder about in simple, understandable language.

Ofer Zur, PhD

This was the best webinar I have ever attended in 3 decades of practice. It’s the nuts and bolts in a clear manner and you are very funny too.

Jona

Roy you are one of the best teachers I have ever run across in my life.

Nicole

Efficient. Ethical. Effective.

Q & A about The Core Education

  1. How do I access and get the certificate?
  • Register securely through our website.
  • Study the course materials. Take as long as you like, and as many sittings as you like, to complete them.
  • Complete the evaluation and post-test. You may retry the post-test as many times as you need. Once you pass, all the correct answers will be shown to you so you can know where you got things right or wrong.
  • Your CE certificate will then be presented to you for printing! CE certificates will be dated in the Pacific time zone.

2.   Do I have to watch all of the videos?

PCT has designed our material to work as a suggested pathway, but also to be easy to navigate for your specific needs. A great way to get started is a conference call with Liath, our reference librarian, who can help you create a customized plan for your own education journey. We do suggest watching all the videos since you will need the CE.

3.   Who gets CE credit? 

PCT is nationally approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Our courses have been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6582. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  In addition our Continuing Education State Approvals: Pre-approved by the Texas Social Work Board (#6357) and Texas Counseling Board (#1883), Ohio CSWMFT Pre-Approved Provider #: RCST071601, and California clinicians: CE approval is through APA and NBCC.

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