How to select and implement technology in an ethically-sound manner

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    Technology can significantly increase our efficiency and productivity, improve our security profile, and eliminate unnecessary overhead in the form of paper and filing cabinets; technology can also be overwhelming. This interview-based course provides an explanation about clinical practice needs and legal/ethics responsibilities relating to the selection and implementation of technology, as well as a review of the elements clinicians ought to consider (like ease of use, room for growth, cost, etc.).

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Name and describe the five steps to choosing and implementing technology solutions; Explain their responsibilities for protecting client data and how it relates to technology.


    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory & Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast interview which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

Interviewee and Interviewer

Rob Reinhardt, LPC #6768, SLPC #S6768

Information Technology and Practice Management Expert

Rob Reinhardt, LPCS, M.Ed., NCC has his own successful counseling practice and is CEO of Tame Your Practice. Known for his expertise in reviewing and recommending EHRs for therapists, Rob previously worked in Information Technology for over ten years and has lived around technology his entire life. With a comprehensive mix of technology, clinical, and business experience he can provide consultation and coaching regarding all facets of private practice. Rob is the creator of Describe, the popular deck of cards and activities that can be used with individuals, families and groups of all ages. He is the author of the Guide to Choosing An EHR, and co-author of Private Practice Preparedness. He's also co-host of the popular podcast, TherapyTech with Rob and Roy and a column editor for Counseling Today, the professional magazine published by the American Counseling Association. Rob is also a fan of board gaming, ultimate frisbee, travel, and quality time with his family.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT #80500

Interviewer

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter. She operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBT population, and those with addictive disorders. Beth is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. She also has two young children, a super cool husband who does Clearly Clinical's audio work, a rescue dog, and a rescue cat.

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