Do you or have you ever seen couples and/or families in your practice?

Did you know that there is a specific way you should be documenting your couple/family treatment that is different than your documentation for individual treatment?

Do you communicate with your clients via internet or text messaging? Do you have a current risk management plan, as required by HIPPA? Do you use an internet based program for your electronic health records (EHR)? Did you know there are very specific things you must do to protect confidentiality and document all interactions?

Keeping track of all the rapidly developing and ongoing rules regarding technology, duty to warn, and ways to handle the myriad of risks and ethical dilemmas that are possible can be overwhelming! In this seminar specific for working with couples and families, Dr. Conrad curates the massive amount of information on ethical practices and distills it into a step-by-step approach to ensure you are on target with the current state and organizational requirements. You will create and/or update your own risk management plan specific to your practice in compliance with the newest HIPPA and HITECH laws. What’s more, in this seminar we will discuss current ethical dilemmas that can arise in smaller communities and sub-communities when working with couples and families.

Connected to this workshop is the ongoing opportunity to have a unique collaborative experience with colleagues! As part of this workshop you will be invited to join a closed Facebook group to discuss ethical concerns and get ongoing updates regarding requirements specific to your area.

Carol Ann Conrad, EdD is a licensed psychologist and the founder and clinical director of the Couple and Family Institute of Tri-Cities where she supervises interns and pre-licensed clinicians. She has extensive experience working with couples and families for nearly two decades, and is a certified emotionally focused therapist and supervisor. Dr. Conrad is the chair of the WAMFT ethics committee and is committed to providing ethical treatment to couples and families and helping educate other clinicians in ethical ways to manage their practice. She also offers seminars and workshops to clinicians and couples. See her website for more information: http://www.carolannconrad.net