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Tele-mental Health

Jan 05, 2021

Hi, this is Dave Kats with Therapist Consultants and I have a tip for you.

Right now with COVID-19, most of us are doing tele-mental health, but there's something we have to be careful of. You see, the privacy factor with tele-mental health isn't quite as good as privacy factor when you see people face to face. Here's what I think you should do, I think you should create a 10-second statement that you read or recite at the beginning of every session, and it just says, "We want to inform you that the privacy issues with tele-mental health are not quite as good as its privacy issues if we're face to face," or something like that.

That will cover you in case there's any unintended, it won't totally cover you but it'll help you if you have any unintended results from tele-mental health. I would say that at the beginning of every therapy session, I would just repeat it very quickly, and then I would also make a note in my notes that I read that privacy statement to them. I think if you do that, your tele-mental health will be covered much more than if you make no issue of it, so make sure that you read that quick 10-second statement, 22nd statement at the beginning of every tele-mental health session, and I think you'll be much safer in your practice.

This is Dave Kats. Thanks for listening

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