I am a New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board approved continuing education provider (# 0185741). If you are licensed through another board other than the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board or if you have questions about your licensing board accepting these CE credits then it is recommended that you check with that board to ensure proper CE acceptance. Unless otherwise noted, these seminars are presented by Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC (# 0144871). Some of the trainings I offer are hosted by Highlands University. In these cases, Highlands will offer CE credits through their provider licensure.
If interested in attending one of the seminars listed below, please note that RSVP is required and that space is at times limited. If interested in attending one of this professional trainings, please feel free to Email me or call me at (505) 504-5449.
Upcoming CE Seminars
- Starting a Private Practice: February 8, 2018 9am - 5pm
This workshop will focus on practical tips and important information needed for launching out on your own as a clinician and “hanging up your shingle.” This seminar will alternate between discussion of relevant ethical and practical issues in setting up your own practice and lecture-based presentation of important relevant information including marketing tips, basic business tips, tips regarding dealing with managed care insurance companies, and paperwork tips. This training will provide 6 continuing education credits through Highlands University. This training is hosted by Highlands University in their Albuquerque location. Please contact Highlands if you are interested in RSVPing for this course.
- Staying Ethical and Safe while using Technology in Counseling: TBD
This presentation at the 2018 New Mexico Counseling Association Conference will provide a brief review of HIPAA, HITECH, and the HIPAA Omnibus rule and ramifications from these laws on utilizing technology in counseling. Additional technology recommendations from security experts expanding beyond these laws and ethical quandaries arising from the use of technology will also be discussed. Technology mediums reviewed will include the use of cloud based computing, email with clients, text messaging with clients, conveying electronic records to client, electronic records, electronic fax, and storage of client electronic protected health information. This is highly applicable to conference attendees as counselors increasingly are called on to utilize technology in communication with clients, storage and maintenance of records, and collaboration with colleagues. Attendees will leave this presentation with a better understanding of ethical concerns in the use of technology and concrete steps to protect themselves and their clients.
Please contact NMCA if you are interested in RSVPing for this course.
- Ethics, Compliance and Laws: June 1, 2018 9am - 5pm
This presentation will review HIPAA, FERPA, and HITECH with a focus on helping counselors and social workers ensure compliance. Special attention will be paid to addiction ethics and ethical dilemmas in addictions treatment. Recent ethics code revisions will also be discussed in comparison to other relevant systems of ethics including the APA ethics code, the addictions ethics code, ACA ethics code, and the social worker ethics code. The focus of this presentation will be on helping experienced clinicians ensure compliance with ethic and legal statues while also having concrete tools to address ethical dilemmas in a successful way. This training will provide 6 continuing education ethics credits through Highlands University. This training is hosted by Highlands University in their Rio Rancho location. Please contact Highlands if you are interested in RSVPing for this course.