Live Event 2 CE Credit Hours on Teletherapy Competence
Teletherapy Practice: What You Didn’t Know You Don’t Know
While many of us are feeling confident about our teletherapy processes, we are also aware that there are likely areas of practice where we don’t know what we don’t know. Join Roy Huggins, LPC NCC and Liath Dalton as they work to address the things you didn’t know you don’t know.
October 29, 2021
9:00 am Pacific | 11:00 am Central | Noon Eastern
2 CE credit hours (1 legal-ethical)
We’ve all been doing teletherapy for what seems like years (just about 2 of them, to be exact) and there’s some things we need to know
This survey-style training will cover areas of teletherapy practice, both technical and clinical, that the Person Centered Tech team has discovered are “blank spots” in the overall knowledge of most teletherapy practitioners. For those who adjusted to teletherapy through self-training, this program will help fill in some knowledge gaps. For those who have taken training, this will be a valuable review (and may still fill a knowledge gap or two.)
Who is this event for?
This introductory-level course is intended for counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and clinical social workers. It is designed for solo practitioners, group practice leaders, and group practice clinical staff members. It is also suitable for practices which consist of 100% telehealth or a mixture of in-person and telehealth treatment.
Teletherapy Only Practices
Change software choices and communications policies to comply with HIPAA and ethical standards
Set up equipment to improve attunement with video-based clients and reduce therapist fatigue
Assess what protocols are needed for teletherapy clients to maintain client safety and therapy benefit
Resources that Can Help
Quickly survey the large array of (mostly free) resources available through the Internet specifically to help teletherapists deliver quality services and comply with legal-ethical standards in their practices.
PCT IS MY GO TO RESOURCE for my new fully Teletherapy practice. You all continue to impress on the comprehensive and up-to-date, not to mention user-friendly tools and information you provide to therapists etc like myself.
When To Get The Self Study
This presentation is created to fill in the gaps or blank spots of knowledge for teletherapists.
The self study course is designed to help clinicians integrate and absorb the information presented. Each module is created in a way that helps clinicians practically apply the information in their work (and helps facilitate change management as clinicians understand the aspects needed to implement the tools provided).
- Built with andragogical principles
- Learning exercises to help integrate the new information
- Practical application knowledge provided by other mental health professionals tailored to real-world practice settings so that you can apply your learning right away
PCT gifts the self study of this course to everyone who purchases it for the suggested price or more.
This introductory-level course for counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and clinical social workers will cover areas of teletherapy practice, both technical and clinical, that the Person Centered Tech team has discovered are “blank spots” in the overall knowledge of most teletherapy practitioners. For those who adjusted to teletherapy through self-training, this program will help fill in some knowledge gaps. For those who have taken training, this will be a valuable review (and may still fill a knowledge gap or two.)
Title: Teletherapy Practice: What You Didn’t Know You Don’t Know
Authors/Presenters: Roy Huggins, LPC NCC; Liath Dalton
CE Length: 2 CE hour
Legal-Ethical CE Hours: 1 legal-ethical CE hour
- Assess what protocols are needed for teletherapy clients to maintain client safety and therapy benefit
- Change software choices and communications policies to comply with HIPAA and ethical standards
- Set up equipment to improve attunement with video-based clients and reduce therapist fatigue
- Locate resources that guide therapists on current standards of care in teletherapy practice
- The most vital teletherapy informed consent points
- Appropriateness for the medium
- Risk-benefit analysis
- Safety planning
- Use of email and texting
- Choosing videoconferencing services
- Therapist body mechanics, eye contact, and preventing “Zoom fatigue”
- Online Disinhibition Effect
What is Pay What You Can?
The Live Event is a “pay what you can” event. Please feel free to pay what you can and attend live for the event.
The replay will be gifted to those who purchase access to the live event for $39 or more.
** If you are unable to purchase the live event for the suggested price, please note that you can contribute any dollar amount to help defray costs, but that money will not be applied as a credit towards the self study. Should you decide that you need the replay, you’ll need to purchase the self study for the recommended price once it’s released.**
Teletherapy Practice: What You Didn’t Know You Don’t Know
2 Legal-Ethical CE Credit Hour Event
Meet Our Presenters
Presented by Roy Huggins LPC, NCC with Liath Dalton
Roy 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.
Liath Dalton is PCT’s deputy director and a co-owner. Liath is especially passionate about helping therapists be resourced and supported in navigating the security compliance process and identifying the solutions and processes that meet the particular needs of their practices. Liath’s consultation area of expertise is focused on selecting the right combination of services and tech that not only meet the legal-ethical needs of mental health practices, but also the functionality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness needs as well.
- American Counseling Association. (2014). Code of Ethics . Alexandria, VA: Author.
- Suler, J. (1999). Psychotherapy in Cyberspace A Five Dimensional Model of Online and Computer-mediated Psychotherapy [PDF]. Author. Retrieved June 9, 2021, from http://www-usr.rider.edu/~suler/psycyber/therapy.html
- Suler, J. (2004). The Online Disinhibition Effect. Retrieved June 9, 2021, from http://www-usr.rider.edu/~suler/psycyber/disinhibit.html
- US Dept. of Health and Human Services. (2006). HIPAA Administrative Simplification . Washington, DC: Author.
- US Dept. of Health and Human Services. (2013). HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule . Washington, DC: Author.
Accuracy, Utility, and Risks Statement: This program discusses strategies for complying with HIPAA, state rules in general, and covered ethics codes. 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: None noted
Commercial Support: None