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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.   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, and a certified sexual & relational recovery specialist.  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 three 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, Safety and Security

Presenter:     Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CCH, CBTS, CSRRS

Date:               Saturday February 22, 2020

Time:              Check-in 8:30 – 9:00 Seminar 9:00 – 3:00

CEUs:             5 ethics hours approved by NBCC 

Note:              Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch


Early Registration (before February 1) – $119.00

Registration  (after February 1) – $129.00

Walk-up registration (day of conference)  $149.00

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


Conference Location:

Central Avenue Church of Christ*

304 E. Central Avenue

Valdosta, GA 31601


email: cornerstone@cornerstonetraining.org

*Cornerstone Professional Training Institute may host conferences in church facilities at times.  We are not connected to any religious group or denomination.


“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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