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HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020

HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing

HIPAA compliant video conferencing is a must when providing teletherapy (aka telehealth) services. Once you decide that telehealth is right for your practice, the next step is choosing your video- conferencing platform. Not just any platform but a platform that provides HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing. You might be tempted to assume that any password-protected video-conferencing platform is secure but that is not the case. If you are going to be providing telehealth services, your platform and other tools need to meet HIPAA-compliance standards. ...


Teletherapy Checklist for Therapists
  • Monday, July 29, 2019

Teletherapy Checklist for Therapists

Teletherapy is growing! Here is the checklist of equipment, technology, documents and marketing for your teletherapy service....


Telehealth Occupational Therapy
  • Monday, July 22, 2019

Telehealth Occupational Therapy

Telehealth Occupational Therapy is growing! Learn what you need to get started with telehealth occupational therapy (teletherapy): technology, license, documents, HIPAA compliant video platform, client’s candidacy and more....


Consent Forms and Telemental Health – The Struggle is Real
  • Monday, March 11, 2019

Consent Forms and Telemental Health – The Struggle is Real

Informed Consent Forms for mental health providers and therapists providing telehealth services such as online therapy can be a real struggle. Here are tips for informed consent forms. ...


Beyond the Preparation: 4 Ways to Launch Your Teletherapy (Telehealth) Practice
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

Beyond the Preparation: 4 Ways to Launch Your Teletherapy (Telehealth) Practice

You’ve done the training on telehealth and you’re ready to offer telehealth (teletherapy) services. What’s next? Here are 4 ways of launching teletherapy (online therapy) practice....


Ethics and Professionalism in Telemental Health: Next Level Accountability
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ethics and Professionalism in Telemental Health: Next Level Accountability

The practice of telemental health is rapidly growing. As its popularity and availability increase, the expectations for its practice grow with it. ...


The 5 Big Benefits of Telemental Health
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The 5 Big Benefits of Telemental Health

Telemental health such as online therapy (teletherapy) has been proven to be effective by research. Here are the benefits of teletherapy. ...


Crunched for Time? Try Concurrent Documentation
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Crunched for Time? Try Concurrent Documentation

Concurrent documentation is a method of writing notes, e.g. SOAP notes during session with active input from the client. This approach is applied by mental health providers, SLPs, OTs and PTs in private practice....


Is Telemental Health Effective – How Does It Measure Up?
  • Thursday, January 3, 2019

Is Telemental Health Effective – How Does It Measure Up?

Is telemental health such us telepsychology, online counseling, online therapy or teletherapy even effective? What researchers say about telemental health?...


Fitting Telemental Health into Your Practice
  • Thursday, January 3, 2019

Fitting Telemental Health into Your Practice

So, now you know what telehealth, and more specifically, telemental health, is. The question now is, how can you use it in your practice? ...


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  • Private Practice Marketing

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Private practice marketing is something that psychotherapists, counselors and therapists did not study at school as they go to school to learn to help people. Although the idea of marketing is distasteful to some, the fact is that you can’t perform counseling if you don’t get people in the door. Luckily, getting clients for your private practice is not as difficult as it may seem. Here are some marketing strategies tips and ideas for therapists to help you with your private practice marketing.

  • DAP notes

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    DAP Notes aka Data, Assessment and Plan Notes are progress notes that follow a very specific format to help clinicians to organize their notes. Let’s explore a few DAP note examples and tips. These examples will help you quickly review each part of DAP.

  • HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    HIPAA compliant video conferencing is a must when providing teletherapy (aka telehealth) services. Once you decide that telehealth is right for your practice, the next step is choosing your video- conferencing platform. Not just any platform but a platform that provides HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing. You might be tempted to assume that any password-protected video-conferencing platform is secure but that is not the case. If you are going to be providing telehealth services, your platform and other tools need to meet HIPAA-compliance standards.

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