ABPP: Effective Documentation and Record-Keeping for Psychologists: Ethical, Legal, Risk Management, and Clinical Perspectives

Presented By Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP
Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP

3 hours

This on-demand professional training program on Effective Documentation and Record-Keeping for Psychologists: Ethical, Legal, Risk Management, and Clinical Perspectives is presented by Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP in partnership with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

This on-demand professional training program explains the goals and potential benefits of effective clinical documentation as well as the ethical and legal requirements for doing so. Documentation is addressed from a clinical and risk management perspective. Specific recommendations are made for how to document the clinical services provided in a competent and effective manner. Additionally, common pitfalls to avoid are addressed. How to store and maintain records is addressed for both paper and electronic records. Precautions to take to protect and preserve records are described in detail along with how and when to dispose of them. Guidance is provided for following HIPAA and other laws and regulations relevant to documentation and record-keeping. Participants in this program receive practical guidance that can be integrated into daily practice to document more effectively, to better achieve the goals of thoughtfully created treatment records, and to meet and exceed professional standards and practice guidelines relevant to documentation and record-keeping.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the goals of documentation

Describe the elements of effective documentation

Describe how effective documentation is a risk management strategy

Describe steps to take to protect electronic health records

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Presented By

Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP

Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist and is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology and in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Additionally, he is a Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology of the National Academies of Prac...

Curriculum

1. Introduction

2. Case Law

3. Documentation Standards

4. APA Record-Keeping Guidelines

5. Types of Records

6. Recommendations

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CE Credit

Earn CE credit for meaningful professional training that will elevate your practice

Convenience & Flexibility

Learn at your own pace, from wherever you might be!

Program Partner

The American Board of Professional Psychology

We are proud to partner with The American Board of Professional Psychology. The American Board of Professional Psychology serves the public by promoting the provision of quality psychological services through the examination and certification of professional psychologists engaged in specialty practice. ABPP is the primary organization for Specialty Board Certification in Psychology. There are currently 15 Specialty Boards and one Subspecialty Board.

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