Interstate and telehealth therapy practices have to navigate a series of patchwork laws and must document their practices in ways that are beneficial to the clients and reflect the work being done in therapy. These laws are especially in the spotlight as several states have laws that affect treatment of transgender youth and many states laws that have been recently triggered by the Supreme Court’s decision that overturned the constitutional right to access to abortion. This workshop explores the best practices for working in cases where these situations arise and the best practices for documentation.
After listening to this podcourse, participants will be able to:
- Identify two interstate telehealth law differences that would need to be considered when providing treatment to clients.
- Differentiate the protections offered between psychotherapy records and psychotherapy notes.
- Identify two important components of HIPAA and the 21st Century Cures ACT that provide access to client records.
Curt Widhalm, LMFT
Curt Widhalm is in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) ethics committee, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, lecturer in Counseling Laws and Ethics at California State University Northridge, a former Law & Ethics Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and former CFO of CAMFT. Learn more at: www.curtwidhalm.com
Katie Vernoy, LMFT
Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Theater from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Katie’s experience spans many leadership and management roles in the mental health field since getting her license in 2005: program coordinator, director, clinical supervisor, hiring manager, recruiter, and former President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Learn more at: www.katievernoy.com