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Counseling References

More information about the modalities I use

Strength-Based Approach

Strengths-Based Approach for Mental Health Recovery

What is a Strength-Based Approach? (Incl. Examples & Tools)

What is Strength-Based Approach | Theory, Practice & Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy

What is Solution-Focused Therapy?

What Does the Research Say About Solution-Focused Brief Therapy?

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Solution-Focused Therapy Is Trauma-Informed Care

Positive Psychology

What is Positive Psychology & Why is It Important? 

What Exactly Is Positive Psychology? 

The New Era of Positive Psychology

PERMA™ Theory of well-being and PERMA™ workshops

Scholarly articles on topics in positive psychology 

Hope Theory

Hope Theory - Make Your Life Better

Hope Theory: A Member of the Positive Psychology Family

“A New Hope” for Positive Psychology: A Dynamic Systems Reconceptualization of Hope Theory

Hope Theory: Rainbows in the Mind

Choice Theory

Quickstart Guide to Choice Theory

Choice Theory / Reality Therapy

Glasser's choice theory

What is Choice Theory?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: What Is It and How Does It Work? - Healthline

Cognitive behavioral therapy - Mayo Clinic

All About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - PsychCentral

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? - American Psychological Association

Cognitive behavioral therapy - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Psychology Today

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy - Psychology Today

Dialectical Behavior Therapy - University of Washington

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - WebMD

Dialectical Behavior Therapy - Psychiatry (Journal)

History as a process of dialectical change: Hegel and Marx

Human Agency

Human Agency in Social Cognitive Theory

How Social Learning Theory Works

Developing Resilient Agency in Learning - The Internal Structure of Learning Power

How Sociologists Define Human Agency


Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Anxiety and Depression

23 Amazing Health Benefits of Mindfulness for Body and Brain

10 Areas That Mindfulness & Meditation Make Us Better

5 Science-Backed Reasons Mindfulness Meditation Is Good for Your Health

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Is Mindfulness the Future of Therapy?

What are the benefits of mindfulness

What Is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)?

Benefits of Mindfulness: Practices for Improving Emotional and Physical Well-Being

What Is Mindfulness Therapy?

Twelve-Step Facilitation

12-Step Facilitation Therapy (Alcohol, Stimulants, Opiates)

Twelve-Step Facilitation

Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-Step Facilitation Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Distillation of a 2020 Cochrane Review for Clinicians and Policy Makers

The Power Threat Meaning Framework

Introduction to the PTMF

The Power Threat Meaning Framework: Summary

The Power Threat Meaning Framework

The Power Threat Meaning Framework Overview

General Information about Modalities

A Glossary of Therapy Approaches & Modalities

Research on Teletherapy

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Instructional Design References

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Practitioner References

HIPAA Topics

Uses and Disclosures for Treatment, Payment, and Health Care Operations

HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health

Guidance on How the HIPAA Rules Permit Covered Health Care Providers and Health Plans to Use Remote Communication Technologies for Audio-Only Telehealth

Guidance on HIPAA & Cloud Computing

Are the following entities considered "business associates" under the HIPAA Privacy Rule: US Postal Service, United Parcel Service, delivery truck line employees and/or their management?

Can a CSP be considered to be a “conduit” like the postal service, and, therefore, not a business associate that must comply with the HIPAA Rules?

Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule permit a doctor, laboratory, or other health care provider to share patient health information for treatment purposes by fax, e-mail, or over the phone?

Conduits: Postal carriers are not Business Associates under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

A Cloud Service Provider (CSP) is a Business Associate and must comply with HIPAA Rules.

Model Notices of Privacy Practices

Minimum Necessary Requirement

Audit Protocol

Is the use of encryption mandatory in the Security Rule?

May a covered entity that is a plaintiff or defendant in a legal proceeding use or disclose protected health information for the litigation?

Must the HIPAA Privacy Rule's minimum necessary standard to be applied to uses or disclosures that are authorized by an individual?

Are providers required to make a minimum necessary determination to disclose to Federal or state agencies, such as the Social Security Administration (SSA) or its affiliated agencies, for individuals' applications for federal or state benefits?

Code of Federal Regulations: Section 164.508 - Uses and disclosures for which an authorization is required.

A provider might have a patient's medical record that contains older portions of a medical record that were created by another previous provider. Will the HIPAA Privacy Rule permit a provider who is a covered entity to disclose a complete medical record even though portions of the record were created by other providers?

Doesn't the HIPAA Privacy Rule minimum necessary standard conflict with the HIPAA transaction standards?

Code of Federal Regulations - Section 164.502 - Uses and disclosures of protected health information: general rules.

How are covered entities expected to determine what is the minimum necessary information that can be used, disclosed, or requested for a particular purpose?

May a covered entity use or disclose a patient’s entire medical record based on the patient’s signed authorization?

Does the Privacy Rule permit a covered entity to use or disclose protected health information pursuant to an authorization form that was prepared by a third party?

May a valid authorization list categories of persons who may use or disclose protected health information, without naming specific individuals or entities?

Is a copy, facsimile, or electronically transmitted version of a signed authorization valid under the Privacy Rule?

Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule permit doctors, nurses, and other health care providers to share patient health information for treatment purposes without the patient’s authorization?

Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness - A Decision Tool: Authorization

Personal Representatives

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