HIPAA compliance

Virtual LPC Podcast- Episode #3 with Roy Huggins

Roy Huggins, LPC, NCC

Roy Huggins, LPC, NCC, is a counselor in private practice who also directs Person-Centered Tech. Roy worked as a professional Web developer for 7 years before changing paths, and makes it his mission to grow clinicians’ understanding of the Internet and other electronic communications mediums for the future of our practices and our professions.

Roy also acts as Technology Chair for the Oregon Counseling Association, is an adjunct instructor at the Portland State University Counseling program where he teaches Ethics, and is a member of the Zur Institute advisory board. He routinely consults with mental health colleagues on ethical and practical issues surrounding tech in clinical practice.

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Roy has a very interesting background in web development before making a major pivot into the field of counseling.  Through his knowledge and expertise in technology, he has a unique insight into counseling.  He is quickly becoming the "go to" guy for HIPAA compliance and making ethical decisions related to technology.  Throughout this episode, Roy offers many takeaways, and it's definitely an episode to listen to, especially if you are utilizing technology in your practice.

Another cool fact about Roy: he spent some time living in Japan as a teacher.  I'm always fascinated by people who are willing to take the plunge and engage in new cultures and experiences.

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Virtual LPC Podcast- Episode #3 with Roy Huggins


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I recently came across this website, and it has a lot of really good information about technology in counseling.  Also, Roy will be doing a podcast with me in the next couple weeks.  Really excited to have a chance to talk with him!  Check out his website...

I especially like all the helpful information regarding HIPAA compliance.