Few things move as fast as the speed of technology, and the mental health professions are certainly no exception. This program is designed to help you learn what you need to be able to approach technology courageously, ethically and safely.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- Communicate with clients using electronic tools in a manner that is compliant with legal and ethical standards, including HIPAA
- Incorporate concepts of security and privacy into both clinical practice and practicemanagement, including awareness of counter transference towards technology and HIPAA mandates as well as client approaches to dealing with risk in their lives
- Take necessary legal (e.g. HIPAA and others) and ethical precautions to use modern payment systems, including credit cards and online payments, in private practice
- Describe the confidentiality and law-related concerns around telehealth tools, and how to find tools that fit clinician and client needs (smart phones, iPads, computers, etc.)
- Professionally and ethically navigate the use of a professional website, including online reviews
- Describe Meaningful Use and the role of mental health clinicians in the national adoption of Electronic Health Records
Continuing Education Credits:
This program is approved for six(6) CEU contact hours (Ethics) for Social Workers by Louisiana Association of Clinical Social Workers as authorized by the La. State Board of Social Work Examiners. The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors. This program meets requirements for 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors. LCA requires attendance of the entire program in order to receive a certificate of attendance.
LACSW Member: $100.00
8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 9:45 HIPAA Security Rule Essentials (Basic Mandate, Risk Analysis and Management, Business Associates)
9:45 – 10:45 Vulnerabilities and risks in email, texting and the Internet; Counter transference)
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:30 Securing mobile devices and computers for HIPAA compliance
11:30 – Noon HIPAA, ethics and modern banking (e.g. credit cards, PayPal, etc.)
Noon - 1:15 Lunch and the Internet; Counter transference
1:15 – 2:15 Telehealth-related technology, HIPAA, and relevant legal-ethical concerns in telehealth practice
2:15 – 2:45 Electronic Health Records (EHR) and the Meaningful Use program
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:30 Ethical and HIPAA-related concerns in websites (communications, advertising, posting forms)
3:30 – 4:15 Ethical pitfalls in online presence and online reviews.
4:15 – 4:30 Open time for questions
Roy Huggins, MS NCC is both a practicing therapist and technology expert in the field of mental health, having authored several digital ethics courses for the esteemed Zur Institute where he is on the Zur Institute Advisory Board. He is the Tech Committee Chair for the Oregon Counseling Association and has provided numerous HIPAA, security, safety and digital ethics trainings to therapists in many settings. He holds a Masters of Science in Counseling from Portland State University, where he is on the adjunct faculty. Roy’s years of professional experience in web development prior to becoming a therapist uniquely qualifies him for the subject.