Digital Confidentiality According to Professional Ethics and HIPAA: A Heart-Centered Approach Level 101

Course Materials

1. Mental Health Professionals and Confidentiality Risks
You Do, Actually, Know Security Already
Mental Health Professionals and Risks
2. HIPAA and Risk Management
Ethical and Legal Context for Security Risk Management
Let’s Practice Thinking About Security Risks
Let’s Practice Managing Security Risks: Risk 2
Let’s Practice Managing Security Risks: Risk 1
3. Complying With the HIPAA Security Rule
HIPAA Business Associates
Epilogue

Digital Confidentiality According to Professional Ethics and HIPAA: A Heart-Centered Approach Level 101

1 CE Hour. Self-Guided Interactive Seminar.

Developed and presented by Roy Huggins, LPC NCC

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Gently orient yourself to the world of security for mental health clients and clinicians.

This course will help those who need a slower or more spacious introduction to working with security and HIPAA. We will ease learners into learning about HIPAA and security risk management by exploring two risks: one involving email and one involving a laptop computer. We will also briefly touch on HIPAA Business Associates and the process of how one complies with HIPAA’s Security Rule.

Learners who are already somewhat familiar with these concepts, or who feel comfortable with technical concepts, can skip this course and go straight to Level I.

Our intention is for this basic-level course to act as a gentle introduction to our Digital Confidentiality series for counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and counseling and clinical psychologists. Everything in this 1-hour course will be repeated throughout the 6 hours of our Level I and Level II courses.

Please enjoy this course which is free for our newsletter subscribers. We hope you find it helpful in easing you into your HIPAA and security journey!

1 CE Hour. Self-Guided Interactive Seminar.

Educational Objectives

  • Develop a plan to approach the 3 main steps for HIPAA Security Rule compliance
  • Use the risk-based approach to security for protecting sensitive client information
  • Comply with the HIPAA Security Rule and maintain security while also maintaining and meeting individual client needs

Syllabus

  1. Mental Health Professionals and Confidentiality Risks
    • Mental health professionals already know a lot about security. We’ll explain how.
    • Mental health professionals also work with risk. We link the risks we work with clinically to the proper way to work with security risks.
  2. HIPAA and Risk Management
    • Ethical and legal context for security risk management.
    • Some practice thinking about security risks.
    • Example 1 of a security risk, with exploration of how to think about it in the HIPAA way.
    • Example 2 of a security risk, with exploration of how to think about it in the HIPAA way.
  3. Complying With the HIPAA Security Rule
    • Brief introduction to HIPAA Business Associates.
    • The process of complying with the Security Rule, broken down into steps.

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Developer/Presenter

Roy Huggins, LPC NCCRoy Huggins, LPC NCC, is a counselor in private practice who also directs Person-Centered Tech. Roy worked as a professional Web developer for 7 years before changing paths, and makes it his mission to grow clinicians’ understanding of the Internet and other electronic communications mediums for the future of our practices and our professions.

Roy is an adjunct instructor at the Portland State University Counseling program where he teaches Ethics, and is a member of the Zur Institute advisory board. He has acted as a subject matter expert on HIPAA, security and clinical use of technology for Counseling licensure boards and both state and national mental health professional organizations. He has co-authored or authored 2 book chapters, and he routinely consults with mental health colleagues on ethical and practical issues surrounding tech in clinical practice. He served for 5 years on the board of the Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association and then the Oregon Counseling Association as the Technology Committee Chair.

He really likes this stuff.

Program Notices

Accuracy, Utility, and Risks Statement: The contents of this program are based primarily on publications from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, and on the ethics codes of these professional organizations: AAMFT, ACA, APA, NASW, NBCC. Contents are also guided by statements from leadership in those organizations. Some interpretation and analysis presented is made by the presenter, in consultation with knowledgeable colleagues and expert consultants. Statements about applications to technology are according to presenter’s understanding of the technology at the time of the program. The presenter may not know how to apply all principles discussed to every technology type or product. This program discusses strategies for complying with HIPAA and covered ethics codes, and for improving security. It may not include information on all applicable state laws. Misapplication of the materials, or errors in the materials, could result in security problems, data breaches, or non-compliance with applicable laws or ethics codes.

Conflicts of Interest: Program presenter has no known conflicts of interest.

Commercial Support: This program has no commercial support.

All events for this program will be subject to our cancellation/refund policy and complaint policy.

ACEP LogoPerson Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACEP LogoPerson-Centered Tech, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6582. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Person-Centered Tech, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

State Approvals

Pre-approved by the Texas Social Work Board (#6357) and Texas Counseling Board (#1883)

Ohio CSWMFT Pre-Approved Provider #: RCST071601

Person-Centered Tech, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0540.

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