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Sep 18, 2017

In this episode of the Practice of Therapy Podcast Gordon interviews Roy Huggins about tech, HIPAA, self-care and the business side of private practice.  Roy talks about his private practice journey and how he was able to use his business and technology background to start Person-Centered Tech.  Roy also talks about the ethics of using our technology and doing it in a way that protects clients and keeps their information secure. Gordon and Roy talk about the difference between being “HIPAA compliant” vs. “HIPAA secure”. They also discuss the importance of financial self-care in private practice and why it is important for clinicians to be prepared for the constant technology changes that come with running a private practice. Also making and charging enough to support yourself and keep your practice viable.

Meet Roy Huggins

Roy Huggins, LPC NCC, is a counselor in private practice who also directs Person-Centered Tech. Roy worked as a professional Web developer for 7 years before changing paths, and makes it his mission to grow clinicians’ understanding of the Internet and other electronic communications mediums for the future of our practices and our professions.

Roy is an adjunct instructor at the Portland State University Counseling program where he teaches Ethics, and is a member of the Zur Institute advisory board. He has acted as a subject matter expert on HIPAA, security and clinical use of technology for Counseling licensure boards and both state and national mental health professional organizations. He has co-authored or authored 2 book chapters, and he routinely consults with mental health colleagues on ethical and practical issues surrounding tech in clinical practice. He served for 5 years on the board of the Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association and then the Oregon Counseling Association as the Technology Committee Chair.

He really likes this stuff!

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