470-545-4380 cornerstone@cornerstonetraining.org

August 31, 2020

Atlanta, Georgia

5 continuing education ethics clock hours


*As of 4/1/2020, the Georgia licensing board has authorized online continuing education for the current licensing renewal period. 

Many challenges confront therapists today that force us to stretch our thinking.  Is it possible to be an effective therapist, run a business,  navigate HIPAA, Medicaid, and the  insurance industry.  And then add the challenges of dealing with more personality disorders, sexual issues, and the challenges of working with more  diverse families.   A new feature of this workshop will be on physical safety and security in the office.  Richard has worked in the industry for over 25 years .  He is a licensed professional  counselor, nationally certified counselor, certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified betrayal trauma specialist, certified sexual and relational trauma therapist, and a certified problematic sexual behavior therapist.  Richard has supervised many therapists for  licensure with the state of Georgia.  He also does supervision and   training around the United States for problematic sexual behavior and betrayal trauma specialists.  Richard has  worked with a variety of issues around family law, and working with children and adolescents.   There will also be discussion around maintaining personal safety and ethics.  Securing our offices as a safe place for our clients and ourselves is becoming more important.  Sadly, in the last few months there have been at least two therapists killed while at work in another state.  Most companies today do active shooter training’s.  It’s important to consider these issues before there is a tragedy.  This will be a unique approach to ethics with lots of lively discussion around complex issues.

Title:                Professional Ethics: Social Media, Business, Security & Safety

Presenter:     Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CCH, CBTS, CPCS, CPSBT, CSRTT

Date:               Monday August 31, 2020

Time:              Check-in online starts at 11:45 am, Seminar 12:00 – 5:30

CEUs:             5 ethics hours approved by NBCC 


Early Registration (before August 16) – $99.00

Registration  (after August 16) – $109.00

Walk-up registration (day of conference)  $129.00

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. List ethical pitfalls of the Internet, social media, and practice building
  2. Know the elements of the HIPAA hi-tech act and how they impact distance counseling & client interaction
  3. Identify the elements of a solid informed consent agreement
  4. Know the elements of clinical documentation and the difference between the “medical record” and “psychotherapy notes”
  5. Identify ways in which business practices impact ethics and the standard of care
  6. Identify ways to increase safety and security in the counseling room.


Conference Location:


Cornerstone Professional Training Institute

9 Dunwoody Park, Suite 136

Atlanta, GA 30338


email: cornerstone@cornerstonetraining.org


Cornerstone Professional Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 6247.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Cornerstone Professional Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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