5 CE Clock Hours suitable for NC LPCs, LCSWs, and LMFTs A 5-hour training for private practice mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and psychologists in psychotherapy practice to navigate the “digital ethics” and legal pitfalls in modern practice management. We will discuss: confidentiality and other HIPAA/ethics concerns in electronic communications […]
Mobile payment apps like Square and online payment services like PayPal make it surpassingly easy for therapists in private practice — or even for small agencies — to accept credit card payments without much upfront investment. Do we need client consent to use these services, however? What kind of information is needed for informed consent? […]
Some claim that electronic records are safer than paper because of encryption. This statement is at once totally right and dangerously wrong.
Electronic Records and the ACA 2014 Code of Ethics: Disclosing Record-Keeping to Clients (3rd in a series)
The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics is taking the lead on asking counselors to disclose to clients when and how they keep e-records. Other professions may follow.
When I started practicing, I didn’t even want to put records on my computer. Now I frequently recommend putting everything you can on the cloud. Here’s why.
Electronic health records are certainly the future for keeping records, but how do they fit in to the current world of mental health practice?
Online data backup services help many therapists have a paperless office. The new HIPAA rules created a snag for using them without breaking the bank, however. [This article originally appeared in our June 27th, 2013 newsletter]