Continuing Education

Client-Centered HIPPA Security and Technology in Mental Health: Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Practitioners

Presented by Roy Huggins, LPC NCC


October 21, 2016

Broadway Commons, 1300 Broadway St NE Salem, OR 97301

Room #306 Peru Room

Registration 8:30-9:00am

Program: 9:00am-4:00pm (No-Host lunch break, Noon-1pm)

6 hours CE Credits meeting Ethics CE requirement

This workshop is co-sponsored by Western Oregon Mental Health Alliance (WOMHA) and Mentor Research Institute (MRI).  Mentor Research Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists.  Mentor Research Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content. 


Fees & Registration                                                                                    

Fees prior to October 7, 2016:                                                                                                                             

WOMHA member $125.00                                                                                                                             

Non-WOMHA member: $175                                                                                                                   


Fees after October 7, 2015 or onsite  

WOMHA Member: $150 

Protect computers and mobile devices for

Non-WOMHA Member: $200                                            


Early Registration due by October 7, 2016. Enrollment is limited to 45 Participants. Registration at door only if space is available. To register click here. To submit credit card payment see below.                                                                                                                

Send checks payable to WOMHA to:                               

Susan J. Hall, Psy.D.

2250 D St. NE

Salem, OR  97301

Registration is non-refundable after  

October 7, 2016.


About the Presenter

This seminar is presented by Roy Huggins, LPC, NCC, a counselor in private practice who also directs Person-Centered Tech.  Roy is an adjunct instructor at the Portland State University Counseling program where he teaches Ethics, and is a member of the Zur Institute advisory board.  He has co-authored or authored 2 book chapters, consulted with counselor licensing boards on issues relating to technology in counseling practice, and he routinely consults with mental health colleagues on ethical and practical issues surrounding tech in clinical practice.  Before     counseling, Roy worked as a professional Web developer for 7 years before changing paths, and makes it his mission to grow clinicians’ understanding of the Internet and other electronic communications mediums for the future of our practices and our professions. 


Learning Objectives

  1. Communicate with clients using electronic tools in a manner that is compliant with legal and ethical standards, including HIPPA.
  2. Protect computers and mobile devices for ethical practice and HIPPA compliance.
  3. Use cloud services to improve client care, practice efficacy, and HIPPA compliance while adhering to ethical guidelines.
  4. Describe security standards like encryption and when we need them in clinical practice – legally, ethically and practically.
  5. Incorporate clinician and client behaviors around security/privacy into clinical practice.
  6. Conduct a HIPPA-compliant security risk analysis and create a security risk management plan.
  7. Describe how the principles of “best practices” applies under a security risk management paradigm, and find how to apply it for legal and ethical practice.
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