Best Practices in Private Practice (Ethics)
Presented by: Alexandria Beresford MSW, LISW-S, DBTC
Training Located at: 3615 Socialville-Foster Rd. suite C, Mason, OH 45040 (Lee Side Wellness Suite)
This training is approved for counselor, social work, and marriage and family therapy continuing education. In addition, it is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for chemical dependency continuing education. Check CE Broker for detailed breakdown of CE types (provider number 50-24074)!
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Reasoning: Keeping abreast of new guidelines can feel overwhelming at times which can lead to clinicians developing drift from their core ethics over time. It is our goal to empower clinicians to understand the boards rules and abide by them in their daily work. We will also look at best practice as it relates to complying with major insurance panels and their expectations.
Means: This course will employ the use of training videos, lecture, and discussion. There will be plenty of time for questions and the trainees are happy to tailor this training as participants see helpful.
Note: Please see attached training agenda for further training details.
9:00-10:00 Welcome and introduction to the reasons for the state board’s ethics and rules
- A look at how to find the rules and updates
- Exploring most common pitfalls and offenses and reading/decoding the related rules
- Debunking myths and looking at the more confusing rules
- Understanding custody documents
- Clarifying the clinician’s role
- Helpful documentation
- Where to find and how to use provider manuals
- Pros and cons of contracting with insurance companies
- Exploring expectations and common pitfalls
- Reviewing documentation
- Problem solving ways to stay in compliance
This training is designed to help participants:
- Be able to explain where and how to access the state board’s rules and updates
- Discuss with competence the expectations of the board and be able to defend their importance
- Be able to explain where and how to access the rules and updates of insurance companies
- Critique the role of major insurance companies and be able to explain the benefits and restrictions associated with contracting
- Apply problem solving techniques to be able to overcome any related fears or struggles with following the studied rules and expectations
- Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Laws and Rules Manual
- Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist website and videos
- Humana Provider Manual
- Cigna Provider Manual
- Anthem Provider Manual
- United Health Care/Optum Provider Manual
- Mohan, A. (2003). Private practice: A survival guide for mental health professionals entering private practice. Ventura, CA: Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences
- Stout, C. E., & Grand, L. C. (2005). Getting started in private practice the complete guide to building your mental health practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley
- Dasenbrook, N. C. (2013). The complete guide to private practice for licensed mental health professionals. Rockford, IL: Dasenbrook Consulting.