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Private Practice Webinar: Busting Myths: Top Ten Myths About Technology Use in Counseling
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Despite the increasing use of technology in the realm of counseling, several myths persist with regard to things like encryption, HIPAA and compliance with the 2014 revision of the ACA Code of Ethics. We'll take this opportunity to dispel these myths and provide everyone solid groundwork for productive and responsible integration of technology in their counseling work.

1/15/2016
When: 1/15/2016
12:00 PM
Contact: 800-326-2642


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Busting Myths: Top Ten Myths About Technology Use in Counseling (formerly titled HIPAA Compliance in Your Private Practice)

with distinguished presenters Dr. Deb Legge and Rob Reinhardt

Despite the increasing use of technology in the realm of counseling, several myths persist with regard to things like encryption, HIPAA and compliance with the 2014 revision of the ACA Code of Ethics. We'll take this opportunity to dispel these myths and provide everyone solid groundwork for productive and responsible integration of technology in their counseling work.

When providing quality, convenient care for our clients, it's virtually impossible to avoid the integration of technology. Technology can allow us to work more efficiently, more productively, freeing up more time for our work with clients. Further, it can provide us opportunities to interact with, and gather data from our clients even when they are not in session. Through the use of cloud-based technology, we can be more mobile in our work and greatly reduce both our financial and temporal overhead, which means increasing our profit. These benefits are not without challenges, however. There are ethical and legal implications of using technology that must be considered. When understood, those implications need not lead to fear. Despite legal clarifications from the HIPAA Final Rule in 2013 and ethics clarifications from the 2014 revision of the ACA Code of Ethics, some misunderstandings about technology use persist, often presenting barriers to use.

In this workshop, we will clear the air, dispel the myths and allow counselors to use
technology with confidence!

Goals

  • Participants will understand how privacy and confidentiality related to technology and how it can actually enhance privacy.
  • Participants will understand the basic requirements for complying with HIPAA and the ACA Code of Ethics when utilizing technology.
  • Participants will gain clarity regarding some specific uses of technology (i.e. credit cards, EHR, etc.) and how those uses relate to HIPAA and Ethics.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss related ethical/legal/business topics.

American Mental Health Counselors Association

675 North Washington Street, Suite 470 Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 800-326-2642 or 703-548-6002 Fax: 703-548-4775

 

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