Digital Confidentiality According to Professional Ethics and HIPAA: A Heart-Centered Approach Level 101

Course Materials

You Do, Actually, Know Security Already
1. Mental Health Professionals and Confidentiality Risks
Mental Health Professionals and Risks
2. HIPAA and Risk Management
Ethical and Legal Context for Security Risk Management
Let’s Practice Thinking About Security Risks
Let’s Practice Managing Security Risks: Risk 2
Let’s Practice Managing Security Risks: Risk 1
3. Complying With the HIPAA Security Rule
HIPAA Business Associates


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Course References

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. (2015). Code of Ethics . Alexandria, VA: Author.
  • American Counseling Association. (2014). ACA Code of Ethics. Alexandria, VA: Author.
  • American Psychological Association. (2010). American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct . Washington, DC: Author.
  • National Association of Social Workers. (2008). Code of Ethics . Washington, DC: Author.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors. (2012). Code of Ethics . Greensboro, NC: Author.
  • US Dept. of Health and Human Services. (2006). HIPAA Administrative Simplification . Washington, DC: Author.
  • US Dept. of Health and Human Services. (2007). Basics of Risk Analysis and Risk Management. Retrieved Feb 6, 2014, from
  • US Dept. of Health and Human Services. (2013). HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule . Washington, DC: Author.

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