Internet Security and HIPAA with Roy Huggins

Join us for a webinar on July 1st, 2015 12:00 PM EDT

Link to register:  https://goo.gl/IQmbY5

Mental health clinicians foster health in our clients wherever they are in the process, and we need the correct tools to help us do that. With the expansion of the HIPAA and HITECH laws as well as greater adoption of modern tech, mental health clinicians need to expand an important skill for professional practice: security.

We are already security experts, really! How many people do you know who care about locking file cabinets or can keep track of which stories they heard this week that are strictly confidential and which can be gossiped about freely? And we already understand the vital security skill of risk assessment, which is step 1 in the 3 steps to HIPAA Security Rule compliance.

In this course, we will apply our already existing expertise in security and client attunement to methods of complying with HIPAA and, often more importantly, protecting our clients and our practices. We will learn the 3 steps to HIPAA Security compliance and get started in the path to implementing those 3 steps in our practices.

Learning objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe important internet security challenges and solutions
  • List three components of compliance with HIPAA

One CE is available for attending this webinar. The webinar and CE are free.

Roy Huggins, MS, is a counselor in private practice in Portland, OR. He is also the director of Person-Centered Tech; is an adjunct instructor at the Portland State University Counseling program; is a member of the Advisory Board for the Zur Institute; and is the Technology Committee Chair for the Oregon Counseling Association. He is the primary developer of Person-Centered Tech's HIPAA Security Workbook tool.

The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy – Division 29 of the American Psychological Association – is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy -  Division 29 of the American Psychological Association – maintains responsibility for the program.  CE Credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and completed evaluation forms for those sessions. Attendance is monitored. Credit will not be granted to registrants who are more than 15 minutes late, are absent for more than 15 minutes during a session, or those who depart more than 15 minutes early from a session. Credit will not be granted to registrants who do not submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements. It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine whether these CE credits are valid in his/her state of licensure.

Complaint procedure:  Should you wish to file a formal complaint about the CE process, please visit the Division of Psychotherapy’s website: societyforpsychotherapy.org  for complete instructions.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Society for Psychotherapy Research, the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29 of the American Psychological Association), and the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration.

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