10 CE Credits/Hours - Online Course - $99.00
Developed by Roy Huggins, LPC NCC
Course fulfills the California and other states' ethics and law requirements. Course may qualify for insurance discount. Check with your insurer.
This course is also offered as part of a HIPAA Compliance/Security & Privacy
Savings Package of 22 CE Credits.
This course includes materials consisting of:
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Video introduction to course by Roy Huggins, LPC NCC & Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
General Course Description
This course will explore the ways that security, privacy and technology fit in to the heartful work we do on a day-to-day basis, as well as teach you to understand and get in compliance with the HIPAA security rule and the 2013 updated regulations. We will talk about balancing security standards with client needs and effective therapeutic interventions, while providing the best care we can and being complaint with the HIPAA security rule.
The course is an introductory level program composed of 13 video interviews and an extensive text that covers the topics discussed in those 13 interviews. Very importantly, there is also a resources page that has links to specific information relevant to mental health clinicians looking for deeper details on the concepts we discuss, along with instructions on how to execute the technical measures we recommend in the course. The interviews will cover how security and privacy fit into mental health clinical practice; what our ethical and legal mandates for security and privacy are; how to perform the risk analysis and risk mitigation procedures that HIPAA requires and that give HIPAA security and privacy the flexibility we need; how to balance client needs with legal and ethical mandates; important HIPAA concepts such as security rule standards and HIPAA business associates; and several interviews on how to apply these principles to the actual technology we use in clinical practice.
This course will teach psychotherapists to:
1. Describe what the clinician needs to do to achieve compliance with HIPAA Security and HITECH mandates.
2. Relate HIPAA-compliant security and privacy principles to the clinician's existing understanding of confidentiality maintenance practices.
3. Conduct a formal HIPAA risk analysis and implement proper risk management measures.
4. Assess style of both client and clinician behaviors around security risks.
5. Describe security standards like encryption and when we need them in clinical practice – legally, ethically and practically.
6. Relate legal duties of HIPAA covered entities to ethical duties around standard of care for security and privacy in clinical practice.
7. Evaluate how to best assist the clinician's particular clients in protecting their own privacy in therapy.
8. Assess popular communications technologies for ethical, clinical and practical appropriateness for general incorporation into the clinician's practice.
9. Apply a risk management lens to the process of determining the appropriateness of specific technological tools for use with specific clients.
10. Describe what are "reasonable and appropriate" risk levels in relation to ethical and legal mandates around reducing security risks.
How Does "Security and Privacy" Intersect With Professional Mental Health Practice?
Security and Privacy Concepts for Mental Health Professionals
How Do I Secure Communications With My Clients and Balance That Security With Therapeutic Relationship Forming and Maintenance?
HIPAA Business Associates
How Do I Apply All Those Communications Security Ideas to the Real World?
How Do I Secure My Records and Other Confidential Stuff I Keep On Computers, Tablets, Phones and Disks?
How Do I Apply All Those Data Storage Security Ideas to the Real World?
Online Electronic Health Records and Practice Management Systems
Citations, References and Resources