The No. 1 Thing to Know about Complying with HIPAA

Presented by Roy Huggins, LPC, NCC and Rob Reinhardt, MEd, LPCS, NCC on 07-17-2015 at 9 a.m. Pacific to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

The No. 1 thing you don't know about complying with HIPAA just might make your professional life a little easier! This web conference will transform the way you think about HIPAA compliance.

The HIPAA Security Rule is poorly understood in popular discourse among mental health clinicians. Rather than a game of whack-a-mole where you attempt to find the right "HIPAA compliant" product or service, only to be told later that it isn't "HIPAA compliant," compliance with HIPAA around digital technology is a process that is both flexible and requires a modicum of attention.

Come learn about the three processes that make up compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule:

  1. Risk Analysis
  2. Risk Management Planning
  3. Policies and Procedures

Learn how these processes can be different for mental health clinicians and for practices of different sizes. Understand how they help you and your clients do better and safer work, while simultaneously covering your potential legal liability.

Mental health clinicians have long held security as an important part of our work—we simply call it "confidentiality." Come learn how to apply your already-existing ethical values and practical skills to your HIPAA compliance, as well.

This web conference is an educational session based on guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as the professional experience and training of the presenters, and should not be viewed as a replacement for legal advice or professional consultation.

This intermediate, instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Develop a plan to approach the three main steps for HIPAA Security Rule compliance.
  2. Use the risk-based approach to security for protecting sensitive client information.
  3. Examine how to maintain security and meet individual needs while complying with HIPAA.
  4. Leverage existing professional skills around clinical risk management to learn and improve security risk management skills.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.

Event Reviews from Members

This presentation offered so much new information and the method of presenting was so lighthearted and interesting- excellent presentation! - Karen Christopherson, MSW, LMSW, CAADC

Risk analysis, risk management plan, policies and procedures, ongoing work- it made things less overwhelming and gave me direction. - Leonna Rae Chodos, MA, MFT

This event offered great specific examples of how to make your practice HIPAA compliant using modern technology and social media. - Emma Hertzel, LCSW

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by for attending this web conference in its entirety. is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

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Meet the Presenters

Roy Huggins, LPC, NCC

Roy Huggins, LPC, NCC

Roy Huggins, LPC, NCC has a private practice in Portland, Oregon, where he is also the Director for Person-Centered Tech. Roy has a passion for teaching therapists about the Internet and enjoys helping them understand how electronic communication is the future of their practice and profession.

Roy sits on the board for the Zur Institute, and he is a member of the Counselor Education Department at Portland State University. He regularly teaches mental health professionals on the ethical standards in the world of technology.

Roy offers a webinar series every month on digital confidentiality that covers not only the "what we must do" parts of HIPAA and professional ethics but also the "what we can do" parts. His website is also replete with free articles and resources for using digital technology in professional mental health practice. Find it all at

Rob Reinhardt, MEd, LPCS, NCC

Rob Reinhardt, MEd, LPCS, NCC

Rob is a Clinical Supervisor in North Carolina for professional counselors. He is a Nationally Certified Counselor and the CEO of the private consulting firm Tame Your Practice where he helps mental health therapists promote their practices. He specializes in using technology efficiently while complying with the current requirements and guidelines. He is an editor for the American Counseling Association magazine for the "Tech Tutor" column.

Rob, with co-author Nancy Wheeler, also recently published Private Practice Preparedness: The Health Care Professional's Guide to Closing a Practice Due to Retirement, Death, or Disability. This eBook includes downloadable templates that help health care professionals fulfill ethics code obligations.

He enjoys playing board games and ultimate Frisbee, traveling, and time with his family. For more information on Rob and his work, please visit

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  • is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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  • Logo This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  •, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  •, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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