Receiving a request for medical records, whether it is initiated by the client, a third party such as the client’s insurance company, or the dreaded subpoena or court order, mental health providers can quickly feel out of their depth. Therapists must quickly navigate record requests as they fulfil their ethical and legal mandate to protect patient privacy, consider risk management, and weigh the clinical considerations of disclosure.
In this 2-hour continuing education course, Dr. Rochelle Perper will address many common questions about record requests and provide a framework for making decisions when handling third party requests and responding to subpoenas. Participants will also learn the relevant details of the 21st Century Cures Act and OpenNotes trends, understand the implications for mental health, and how this impacts their case note documentation.
This introductory level continuing education webinar is designed to help mental health professionals:
Statement of accuracy, utility, and common risks: This course is based on information provided by the American Psychological Association (APA), the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2003, including 2010 and 2016 amendments) and APA’s Record Keeping Guidelines (2007). The information provided is not intended as legal advice and should not be considered as a substitution for sound legal consultation and representation.
Declaration identifying any potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support: Dr. Rochelle Perper, PhD does not have any known conflict of interests regarding the material being presented during this course. She is the founder and Principal Psychologist of Therapy Changes, a group psychology practice in San Diego. Dr. Perper may share examples of procedures used at Therapy Changes to illustrate key concepts and provide case examples.
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2 law and ethics CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety.
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Rochelle Perper, PhD believes in the power and benefit of sharing knowledge and building meaningful connections. Dr. Perper is an established and well-respected member of the San Diego psychology community, having earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University (CSPP-AIU) in 2008. Dr. Perper is the Founder and Principal Psychologist of Therapy Changes, a multispecialty group psychology practice in San Diego, California. Dr. Perper is recognized for her compassion and skill in helping clients heal from trauma specializing in the areas of grief, traumatic loss, and complicated grief. In addition to her work in private practice, Dr. Perper provides consultation and expert testimony and review for forensic cases since 2018.
Dr. Perper is committed to assisting the professional growth of mental health professionals by providing professional training courses on a variety of topics including law and ethics since 2011. Dr. Perper is Chair of the Ethics and Standards Committee at the San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) and had the privilege of serving on this Committee from 2012–2018 and serving as Chair from 2016-2018. She is a regularly invited speaker to UCSD and USD Student Counseling Services and the San Diego County District Attorney Victim Advocacy program.
For more information about Dr. Perper or to learn about services at Therapy Changes, please visit TherapyChanges.com.