A Short Course on Encryption & Cloud Storage

Encryption and cloud storage is a complicated area because it requires an analysis of the interplay of several variables, including confidentiality, encryption, cloud storage and HIPAA. Each of these variables is complex, but there are ways to make the situation more manageable. Encryption and cloud storage Let’s consider a few common questions: “For the purposes […]

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  • Clinical Test Publishing in the 21st Century

    Psychology is about understanding a person’s unique strengths and challenges and how best to help individuals realize their potential. Psychologists rely on tests to inform their understanding–and in so doing, they rely on test publishers. A publisher’s responsibility is to develop innovative and accurate assessments, and to forge connections between test authors and clinicians, so […]

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  • Therasoft Online Offers Good Service at Good Prices

    Therasoft is a web-based comprehensive practice management software suite designed specifically to meet the needs of mental health practitioners. The basic software package offers clinical documentation, billing, payment and insurance claims filing and scheduling features for an affordable monthly service charge. Optional features include integrated credit card payment processing, dictation, fingerprint login, customized websites, encrypted […]

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  • Addressing Bullying and Cyberbullying

    Those in clinical practice today can play a significant role in preventing and addressing bullying and cyberbullying. However, it’s important to keep in mind a few key points when dealing with these behaviors. Bullying today is about minor, repetitive social cruelty – so don’t expect to hear about dramatic violence. Many adults conceptualize bullying as […]

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  • Is Social Networking Really Social?

    Let’s face it. Everyone is on Facebook. Well, not everyone, but 550 million or one in 12 people worldwide have a Facebook account. As of late 2010, 61 percent of all online adults are Facebooking, a whopping increase from 35 percent just two years ago. This includes nearly all young adults (86 percent), the majority […]

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  • Working with trauma in Israel: Lessons for America

    We know that we will soon have waves of returning war veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan and witness their adjustment coming home and with their family members. We know that there will be massive psychological wounds to these soldiers and those around them. Clinical psychology came of age after World War II to help returning […]

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  • Electronic Health Records raise new ethical concerns

    Loss of privacy is commonly thought of as an “unauthorized disclosure” in which the client’s Protected Health Information (PHI) is released to someone not authorized by the client to receive it, usually by accident such as a misdirected fax or email. But we now commonly hear of breaches of privacy in which thousands of records […]

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  • Bravemind: Using Virtual Reality to Treat PTSD

    Technological advancement have generated novel opportunities for the health and medical communities. The University of California’s Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), being managed by the U.S. Army Simulation and Training Technology Center, continues to develop innovations which rep-resent the start of a rapidly growing field. One of the efforts pioneering this growth is Bravemind. Bravemind […]

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  • Peace of Mind: Keeping Medical Records Safe

    How secure are your patients’ data? Storing patient health records electronically may be an efficient solution to the antiquated paper filing system of the past, but despite the many upside perks (including financial incentives from the government to adopt electronic health records), a failure in your system that results in breached data may come at […]

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  • Set up Social Media Policy for Your Practice

    In 2009, I began teaching and offering consultation to psychotherapists using the Internet. I was frequently recommending that clinicians establish clear written policies for their practices regarding interactions with clients online. Last February, I decided it was time for me to follow my own advice and create a social media policy of my own. This […]

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