The Therapist March/April 2018

Professional Exchange

IDENTIFYING AND TREATING WOMEN AT RISK FOR SEXUALLY COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS
Learn strategies to successfully screen female clients for risk factors that, if left unattended, increase their likelihood of engaging in sexually compulsive behaviors. Discover treatment strategies to equip clients for successful in-person and online relationships..

RESOLVING THE CHRONIC PAIN AND OPIOID EPIDEMICS
This article centers on effective intervention and treatment of prescription drug abuse, dependence, pseudo addiction or addiction for chronic pain as well as effective integrated and multidisciplinary interventions.

THE PSYCHOTHERAPIST’S ROLE IN SUCCESSFUL MEDICATION TREATMENT
Explore the role of the non-medical psychotherapist in dealing with medication treatments including ethical issues, treatment adherence problems, and relapse prevention.

HELP CLIENTS BRING THERAPY HOME
Learn how to make therapy more effective by selectively matching evidence-based skills to particular client moods and using mood measures to track progress.

Supervisors' Corner

CERTIFIED SUPERVISOR PROGRAM
Go above and beyond the requirements, learn about the benefits of becoming a CAMFT Certified Supervisor.

Legal Department Staff Articles

RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR SCHOOL-BASED PSYCHOTHERAPISTS PART II: THE APPLICATION OF CALIFORNIA LAW, HIPAA AND ETHICAL CODES IN SCHOOL-BASED THERAPY PROGRAMS
This article is Part II of a three part series called Practice Guidelines for School Based Psychotherapists. The article discusses the application of HIPAA, California laws and professional ethical codes to school based practice.

RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR SCHOOL-BASED PSYCHOTHERAPISTS PART III: COMMON SCENARIOS INVOLVING THE APPLICATION OF HIPAA, FERPA, CALIFORNIA LAWS AND ETHICAL CODES IN SCHOOL SETTINGS
This final installment of the three-part series called Practice Guidelines for School-Based Psychotherapists discusses scenarios psychotherapists who are working in schools frequently encounter and ideas about how to address those issues based on the application of FERPA, HIPAA, CA laws and/or ethical codes.

WORKPLACE SAFETY AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
This article provides some examples of best practices that can be utilized to ensure a safe environment—physical and otherwise—for the provider and his/her patient.

Also in This Issue:

BILLING INSURANCE FOR EXTENDED SESSIONS
Discover how to to bill for extended sessions using CPT codes along with Prolonged Services codes.

ADVANCING THE ART & SCIENCE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY

Registration is now open for Advancing the Art & Science of Psychotherapy 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, April 26-29, 2018.

LEARN, CONNECT, VOLUNTEER—WITH CAMFT
Volunteers define the heart of the work done at CAMFT. Learn where your talents can benefit your professional association most and let us know which Committee you would like to join!