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AMEGO PREPARE

Continuing Education

Online Courses

ETHICS HIPAA CE Course

This is a 3 CE credit Ethics course for Psychologists and School Psychologists (APA).  HIPAA is a federal law pertaining to confidentiality of paper and electronic client/patient information and records and includes procedures and penalties pertaining to patient personal medical information. Psychologists must be aware of this federal law, how it affects you as a “health care practitioner,” procedures required for ensuring confidentiality of client medical records and personal health-care information, and potential penalties for violating these laws.

HIPAA is a federal law and supersedes state law protecting healthcare information, and ethical standards of professional organizations.  Now is the time to complete this home-study course and obtain your Ethics CE credits to be fully informed about these laws and how to protect client confidentiality under the law.

Course Objectives – Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1) State the basic concept and principles of the Ethical Standard of the BACB or APA, pertaining to client confidentiality.

2) Identify the key components of HIPAA law.

3) Identify the primary concerns or reasons for creation of HIPAA by the federal government.

4) State the APA Ethical standards regarding confidentiality as applicable.

5) Identify different steps that may be required for paper records versus electronic records or client billing information that needs to be safeguarded under HIPAA law.

6) Identify at least 3 steps that can be taken to aid in ensuring protection of client information under HIPAA.

Please contact Dr. Michael Weinberg for details regarding this course at PREPARE@Amegonc.org for more information.

Molecular Functional Analysis Manual

This is a New and Innovative Approach to Functional Analysis in Applied Settings

MFA is an alternate, novel approach to conducting a functional behavior assessment in applied settings. It uses the behavior analytic procedure and principles of descriptive assessments and/or systematic manipulations but employs innovative techniques that have many advantages, especially in applied settings, that enable practitioners to quickly and efficiently assess behavior.

This FA method can change your whole approach to behavior assessment!

Objectives:

  1. Outlines the basic principles of behavior assessment
  2. Introduces MFA principles and terminology
  3. Teaches the basic steps of the MFA process
  4. Describes more advanced topics of using MFA during assessment and intervention selection
  5. Provides worksheet and data collection tools to use during MFA procedures
  6. Is also available for continuing education credits for BCBA®s/BCaBA®s

Participants will learn:

1. The basic purposes and types of functional behavior assessment

2. MFA (Molecular Functional Assessment & Analysis) principles and terminology

3. To apply basic steps of the MFA process

4. To use the accompanying tools and forms

5. How to select and apply the most relevant procedure to conduct an MFA

6. How to plot and interpret data from an MFA

Please contact PREPARE@Amegonc.org for details on downloading and accessing these materials.

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