CLP3305 Week 3 of Lecture Notes: 1/25, 1/27, 1/29
CLP3305 Week 3 of Lecture Notes: 1/25, 1/27, 1/29 CLP3305
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Clinical Psychology CLP3305 1/25/16 Professional Regulation (myflorida.com) • Licensing *** o Allows you to practice therapy with a legal protection o That person is a professional and has an education o Some people pretend to be people they are NOT § Helps us to know that people are who they say they are o Requirements: 1. Doctoral Degree: APA accredited 2. Postdoctoral experience: additional year of training after you graduate and did your internship 3. An exam (EPPP): everyone takes the same exam but different states require different requirements 4. Administrative requirement 5. Oral Exam: some states how this extra requirement but NOT Florida o Additional requirements: An extra 30 hrs. § Sex therapy § Hypnosis o You can only be licensed in one state o Provisional License: VA; can be licensed and transferred but have to be a license in that state soon 1/27/16 Private Practice § Usually a session is listed as an hour, but its really 45-‐50 minutes § The therapist would make $120 per hour o This is hard to do • So they can also choose to pair up with an insurance company o In Florida, BCBS and Florida Blue are the popular ones • With this option, the patient pays the therapist a $20 copay and the insurance company pays $80 = $100 o With this option the therapist makes $100 o This is less than the $120, BUT it sets them up with a large pool of patients § Yes, it is less money but the therapist has access to more patients that they wouldn’t have had Trade off: Less money per session but more clients Clinical Psychology CLP3305 • Also with the pairing up with the insurance companies, there is an increases focus on accountability o Insurance companies are the “gatekeepers” o They make sure the therapist is following the rules o The therapists tell the insurance companies what the diagnosis is o The insurance companies then tell the therapists how long it should take to treat the patient o Prevents the therapist from milking to patient along and getting more money for their service o Ex: seeing them for 2 yrs when in reality it should be a 3 wk session § Insurances help keep this truthful and fair to the patient Prescription Privileges • Trade offs • Pros: o More variety of treatments o Easy to access and cost efficient for the patient o Helpful for rural communities o Advantage over other healthcare providers • Cons: o Takes away from psychological treatment o Biological over psychological o Gets in the way of the relationship between psychiatry and medicine o Malpractice increases Not going to be tested on the technological innovation • Intake: find out what’s going on, first meeting • Collusion: Ignoring the elephant in the room 1/29/16 Ethical Standards • Can lose your license when you violate the ethical standards • APA Publication for psychologists o Beneficence and non-‐maleficence: “Do no harm” § Doing nothing at all or making them worse than they already are o Integrity and Justice o Respect for individuals rights o Responsibility • Competence o “You represent you” Clinical Psychology CLP3305 § Ex: If a client calls you a doctor and you really aren’t, you have an obligation to correct that person § You want to represent yourself in the best manor possible o Be sensitive to different race, genders, ethnicities, backgrounds, culture, age, sexual preferences, etc. • Privacy and Confidentiality ** o Client-‐therapist relationship o Tarasoff case: Anytime you have a client that threatens someone else, you have to inform that person § National standard o Baker act: Anytime a client threatens to harm themselves or have to be hospitalizes § State wide standard § Florida o Suspected child abuse, suicide, murder, elder abuse (in Florida) • Human Relations ** o Also called dual relationships, conflict of interest, hidden agenda, boundary issues o You want to be friendly but keep it strictly professional § Sexual activities, employing a client, selling a product to a client, becoming friends with a client • All are stickily prohibited § If you see a client in public, let them acknowledge you first! o Can lead to termination of therapy
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