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To Panel or Not to Panel

Health Insurance

Health Insurance

On Saturday March 2, Katherine Allen, current CTAMFT Board Member, was one of many graduates asked to participate on a panel for Ingeborg Haug’s Ethics class of current MFT students at Fairfield University regarding “Life After Graduation”. One of the topics that was discussed was the choice and process regarding accepting insurance and getting on insurance panels.

Luckily, for Fall/Winter 2011, Katherine had written an article for Connecticut Connection, the CTAMFT Newsletter, titled To Panel or Not to Panel. It is being re-posted here for the students and for anyone who wishes to look into accepting insurance in your private practices.

As always, Katherine is available to field questions at marketing@ctamft.org.

CTAMFT’s New Video Workshop Series

CTAMFT is excited to offer CEU opportunities that can be taken advantage of – anytime!

Our first offering is from the October 12, 2012 Professional Development workshop on Social Media and HIPAA Compliance, presented by Katherine Allen, LMFT. This will be a 2-video series. The first downloadable video is expected to be available later this month.

We hope you enjoy this promo of the workshop video. Please visit the new store launching later this month on ctamft.org to take advantage of this offering.

Promo for CTAMFT’s New Video Workshop Series!

CTAMFT is proud to introduce a new service to its memebrship!

We are developing 1-hour downloadable videos complete with CEU opportunities for you to enhance your learning from the comfort of your home.

Our first offering is from the October 12, 2012 Professional Development workshop on Social Media and HIPAA Compliance, presented by Katherine Allen, LMFT.

We hope you enjoy this promo of the workshop video. Please check ctamft.org soon as we hope to have the first full 1-hour video ready by the end of the year.

CTAMFT Professional Development Workshop

Social Media: Best Practices for Therapists & HIPAA Compliance

Presented by Katherine Allen, LMFT, CTAMFT Board Member

WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2012 from 1-4
WHERE: Central Connecticut State University, Vance Room 105
EARN: 3 CEUs – LMFT and NASW/CT approved
BONUS: This workshop is eligible towards liability insurance discounts

Building off last year’s immensely popular Professional Development workshop, “Marketing your Private Practice,” this year’s workshop brings you the in-depth, nitty-gritty details about how to make your marketing efforts online successful and HIPAA compliant. Please join us for an exciting afternoon on this hot topic.

Space is still available. Register today at CTAMFT.org.

Social Media Workshop: Best Practices for Therapists & HIPAA Compliance

CTAMFT’s Professional Development Committee is proud to bring you their next workshop and CEU opportunity!

Social Media Workshop: Best Practices for Therapists & HIPAA Compliance

social network

social networking


Presented by:
 Katherine Allen, LMFT, CTAMFT Board Member

WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2012 from 1-4
WHERE: Central Connecticut State University, Vance Room 105
ADDITIONAL INFO: Earn 3 CEUs – Discounted Fees for Students & Members – Snacks & Beverages Provided

The online world is a big, complicated place and involvement in it is not optional. With all the many and varied ways this medium presents itself—web sites, blogs, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and who-knows-what’s next—it’s easy for a therapist to make mistakes in its use. This workshop addresses many of these important issues, and explains how therapists can make informed and accurate decisions as they engage in this online world.

Learning objectives:

  • Defines HIPAA compliancy in its relation to therapists’ use of their own web sites, their e-mail, and their presences of social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Demonstrates the privacy and other hazards of using so-called “free” e-mail systems such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, AOL, etc.
  • Discusses core Internet terminology and explains why understanding this jargon is crucial to the proper use of online media
  • Summarizes these and other topics with case studies of haphazard vs. secure approaches to using these forms of communication

Register online today at CTAMFT.org. Space is Limited.