Digital Confidentiality According to Professional Ethics and HIPAA

2016 Edition. Live Online Learning Groups For Early Summer
1-7 CE hours
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1-7 Hours. Live, Online. Continuing Education Events.

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

 

3-6 Hours. Live, Online. NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Events.

Digital Confidentiality According to Professional Ethics and HIPAA, 2016 Edition

…is a course series, in 2 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 1: 3 CE hours, schedule TBA (average attendee evaluation: 4.9/5.0)
  • Level 2: 3 CE hours, schedule TBA (average attendee evaluation: 5.0/5.0)

Typical Scheduled Time: 11AM-2PM Pacific, 2PM-5PM Eastern

Level 101 Gentle Introduction Course

What Do We Cover in 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.

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.)

Level I Course

What Do We Cover in 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.)

Level II Course

What Do We Cover in 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.)

Roy Huggins, LPC NCC

Roy Huggins, LPC NCC

Course Author and Presenter

These 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.

Roy presents a unique combination of expertise and heart… Equally important is that he is not an alarmist and he neither scares practitioners nor presents a fear-based, rigid risk management approach.Like very few others, Mr. Huggins can present with warmth and clarity on complex issues that most therapists wonder about in simple, understandable language. These topics include security and privacy of e-mails, texts, laptops, smartphones, tablets, as well as about encryption, electronic health records, and much, much more.
Ofer Zur, PhD

APA Fellow and Director of the Zur Institute

I truly can’t say enough good things about Roy’s GoodTherapy.org continuing education presentation with Ofer Zur, “HIPAA and the Future of Mental Health Practice.” Not only was Roy extremely knowledgeable on a complex, contemporary topic, but he made his presentation interesting and engaging for our members. Many thanks to Roy for this important contribution to our continuing education program!
Noah Rubenstein, LMFT

CEO and Founder of GoodTherapy.org

Roy is a great presenter. He brings knowledge, humor, and integrity to his trainings. He has detailed technical knowledge about communication in the 21st century and he brings to that his understanding of psychotherapy and ethics.Every time I have heard him present,I have learned something new about how to manage the challenges we face as psychotherapists in the 21st century.
Larry Conner, MA LPC

Public Policy & Advocacy Chair, Oregon Counseling Association; Past President, Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association

I wanted to take a second to thank you. You blended incredible depth of knowledge, sense of humor and a clear message of respect for clients and colleagues. I learned that I have work to do to get up to speed in a number of areas but I don’t think I’m at ground zero. One of the best workshops I’ve attended in 20 years!
New Orleans, LA Training Attendee

The material covered was extremely relevant, thorough, and applicable. Value added was far beyond the cost of the training. Thank you!
Portland, OR Training Attendee

Roy Huggins did a well-received presentation for our organization. He is unusual in his grasp of technology, clinical work, and professional ethics and in his ability to explain how they interact in our day to day practice. All this done in language that was easy to understand without being a techie, and complete with concrete, step by step approaches for maintaining confidentiality in the digital age. I highly recommend him.
Albert J. Bernstein, PhD

Past President, Pacific Northwest Providers

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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