Digital Confidentiality According to Professional Ethics and HIPAA, 2016 Edition

…is a course series, in 3 parts, that covers both the “what you can do” and the “what you have to do” of using tech in modern mental health practice. This course series is therapy-affirming, authoritative, and fun to attend!

  • Level 101: 1 CE hour, schedule TBA; Typical Scheduled Time: 11AM-12PM Pacific, 2PM-3PM Eastern
  • Level 1: 3 CE hours, schedule TBA; Typical Scheduled Time: 11AM-2PM Pacific, 2PM-5PM Eastern
  • Level 2: 3 CE hours, schedule TBA; Typical Scheduled Time: 11AM-2PM Pacific, 2PM-5PM Eastern

Course 1: Digital Confidentiality According to Professional Ethics and HIPAA, 2016 Edition Level 101

In Level 101, we address these kinds of questions:

“How does HIPAA Security work?”

“Is HIPAA compliance something I can learn to do?”

“What is it like to consider security issues in the way that HIPAA requires it?”

Level 101 Educational Objectives:

  • Create a plan for when and how to begin a process of HIPAA-mandated risk analysis and risk management planning appropriate to the attendee’s own practice context
  • Identify Internet communication services the attendee is currently using that qualify as HIPAA Business Associates
  • Describe the process of protecting sensitive client information in terms of risks and risk management measures, so as to start becoming oriented to HIPAA’s security standards

1 CE Hour, Date TBA, Typically @ 11AM – 12PM Pacific, 2PM – 3PM Eastern

This introductory level course is intended for mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and psychologists in clinical practice. This course is an optional part of the series. Those who feel confident to start with Level I may skip to it.

Cost: FREE for newsletter subscribers. Or register for all three courses for $120. (A link for registration will be made available when the next date for this program is scheduled.)

Course 2: Digital Confidentiality According to Professional Ethics and HIPAA, 2016 Edition Level I

In Level I, we address these kinds of questions:

“Can I use email and texting with clients?”

“How can I collaborate with clients and be centered on their needs while also achieving my HIPAA compliance?”

“How do ethics codes interact with HIPAA when it comes to client confidentiality?”

Level I Educational Objectives:

  • Determine what the clinician needs to do to achieve compliance with HIPAA Security and HITECH mandates around transmission technology.
  • Describe security standards like encryption and when we need them in clinical practice – legally, ethically and practically.
  • Assess popular communications technologies for ethical, clinical and practical appropriateness for use with clients.

3 CE Hours, Date TBA, Typically @ 11AM – 2PM Pacific, 2PM – 5PM Eastern

This introductory level course is intended for mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and psychologists in clinical practice.

Cost: $70. Or register for all three courses for $120. (A link for registration will be made available when the next date for this program is scheduled.)

Course 3: Digital Confidentiality According to Professional Ethics and HIPAA, 2016 Edition Level II

In Level II, we address these kinds of questions:

“What is the real process for complying with HIPAA Security? How can I make it work in my small mental health practice?”

“What can I do to make my computer, smart phone, and other devices HIPAA-secure?”

“Is it safe to use the cloud in my practice? Why would I want to?”

Level II Educational Objectives:

  • Incorporate client behaviors and beliefs around security/privacy into assessment and treatment.
  • Conduct a HIPAA-compliant risk analysis and create a risk management plan
  • Describe what is needed to secure data storage and mobile devices to HIPAA-compliant levels

3 CE Hours, Date TBA, Typically @ 11AM – 2PM Pacific, 2PM – 5PM Eastern

This introductory level course is intended for mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and psychologists in clinical practice. While the level of this course is introductory, we strongly urge you only to take it after you’ve taken Level I.

Cost: $70. Or register for all three courses for $120. (A link for registration will be made available when the next date for this program is scheduled.)

Presenter

Roy Huggins, MS NCCThese seminars are presented by Roy Huggins, LPC NCC, 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

Accommodations: Person-Centered Tech always strives to provide comfortable accommodations for all our attendees. If you have certain accommodation needs, please contact us before the event(s) you are registered to attend at [email protected], so we can plan accordingly.

Accuracy, Utility, and Risks Statement: The contents of all programs 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 programs discuss strategies for complying with HIPAA and covered ethics codes, and for improving security. They 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: These programs have no commercial support.

All events for these programs will be subject to our cancellation/refund policy and complaint policy.

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. 

 

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