Risk Management and HIPAA Compliance in Private Practice

Risk Management and HIPAA Compliance in Private Practice

Presented by Amy L. Hooper, LCSW-C, CEAP on 08-03-2018 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

There are possible risk issues in private practice, even before a client comes in for their first appointment. There are simple practices mental health professionals can use for everything from file keeping to paperwork to work effectively with their clients while decreasing potential risks in private practice.

In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Amy L. Hooper, LCSW-C, CEAP will discuss steps clinicians can take to maintain or improve HIPAA compliance and confidentiality. Amy will identify several areas where many clinicians may not realize they are not maintaining HIPAA compliance. 

Amy will explore risks associated with electronic communication, encryption, and phone use and explain how these risks can be minimized. Amy will discuss how to comply with the HIPAA Security Rule, what a Risk Assessment Plan is, and why it is needed in private practice. She will also highlight professional risks and the effective use of consultation while seeing clients in private practice. 

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Recognize the importance of risk management in private practice. 
  2. Create a risk management plan for one's therapy practice.
  3. Apply a risk management plan to increase the security of one's practice. 
  4. Summarize the many different areas where HIPAA compliance is crucial in a private practice, including electronics, office space, and paperwork.
  5. Explain how risk management can prevent common pitfalls of maintaining a private practice.

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

Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety. 

GoodTherapy.org is 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. 

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

GoodTherapy.org, 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.

GoodTherapy.org, 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.

Registration Information

Premium Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95.

Meet the Presenter

Amy L. Hooper, LCSW-C, CEAP

Amy L. Hooper, LCSW-C, CEAP

Amy L. Hooper is a licensed clinical social worker and the director of Another Look at Healing, LLC, a counseling center in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Amy started her private practice in 2008, bringing it from a one-clinician, part-time practice to a thriving, multi-clinician private pay practice and wellness center with a waitlist and administrative support offering individual, couples, family, and group therapy. 

Amy loves helping clinicians learn how to limit liability, set fees, create a website, stay HIPAA-compliant, add associates, build multiple streams of income, generate ideal clients with a business and marketing plan, and more. She has a supportive, collaborative relationship with her coaching clients, allowing for quick results and practice growth.

Amy has created a wide range of online webinars available for download for basic information about practice development at www.practicedevelopmentcoaching.com. You can also contact Amy through her website to schedule one-on-one coaching sessions.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • ace
    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, 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.
  • GoodTherapy.org, 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.

542.5 CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy Premium Members at no additional cost.