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APT Counseling Services, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6978 Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. APT Counseling Services, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

As an ACEP (Approved Continuing Education Provider) through NBCC, all Continuing Education Hours are accepted by the GA Licensing Board per Rule 135-9-.01 Requirements´╗┐ for Continuing Education.´╗┐



Live Seminar

Navigating  Intake in Therapy

6 Clock Hours of Continuing Education

July 27, 2019 & August 10, 2019


DoubleTree Hotel

5351 Sidney Simons Blvd

Columbus, GA 31904

Participants completing this program will be able to:

1) identify client intake questionnaire, consent for treatment and limits of liability, Authorization for use or disclosure of protected health information, Patient Rights and HIPAA Authorization, and cancellation policy as appropriate intake paperwork.

2) analyze specific categories within the intake paperwork for best practice standards.

3) discuss changes in Georgia Mandating Reporting Law

4) interpret HIPAA privacy rule in releasing medical records for insurance audit.

5) List information HIPPAA requires to be excluded from psychotherapy notes.

Navigating Intake 

  • Best Practice: is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark.
  • Client Intake Questionnaire     is for the purpose of getting to know clients better in order to provide the best possible mental health services.
  • Personal Information is any factual or subjective information.
  • History is a narration of the events which have happened among mankind.
  • General and Mental Health Information: Basic information about physical condition, mental health, and activities.
  • Family Mental Health History client provides information on family psychiatric history.
  • Consent for Treatment: Given a healthcare provider permission to treat you.
  • Limits of Liability cover counselors from allegations that alleged personal injuries
  • Limits of Services and  Assumption of Risk explains the risk and benefit of therapy.
  •  Limits of Confidentiality the therapy session is confidential.
  •  Exceptions to confidentially there are certain circumstances confidentially can be broken.
  • Duty to Warn and Protect  therapist has the right to protect clients and others.
  • Abuse of children and vulnerable adults suspected abuse must be reported state to agency or legal authorities.
  • Prenatal Exposure of Controlled Substances therapist must report any admitted prenatal exposure to controlled substance.
  • Minor/Guardianship Parents or legal guardians of non-emancipated minors have rights to access the clients’ records.
  • Insurance Providers and other third -party payers are given information they request regarding services to clients.
  • Medical records requested by insurance company is following HIPAA privacy rule for covered entities
  • HiPPA section: 164.506 indicates the routine  form that you have the member to sign( permitting you to bill for care is sufficient for disclosures to carry out health care operation.
  • HIPPA section: 164.501 the definition of health care operations includes conducting quality assessment and improvement activities.
  • Georgia Law on Mandating Reporting Georgia has a specific list of people who must report, including “child service organization personnel.
  • Patient Rights specifies client  rights about authorization under the  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ACT of 1996, as amended from time to time “HIPPA”
  • Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Protected Health Information a form given healthcare providers permission to release medical record.
  • Psychotherapy Notes recorded by a health care provider who is a mental professional documenting or analyzing the contents of conversation during a private counseling session.
  • Cancellation Notice  policy informing client of how missed appointments are handled. 

    Seminar Schedule

    8:30  Registration/Coffee & Tea

    9:00  Program Begins

    11:50-1:00 Lunch (On your own)

    4:00   Program ends

    If you need ADA accommodations, or to submit a formal grievance contact Dr. Pass-Turner at (706)366-0960. There is a $15.00 administration fee on cancellations. Tuition is $125.00         

Certificates and confirmations: Certificates of completion  are provided at the time of adjournment. Full attendance and  submission  of evaluation form is required to receive certificates. No partial credit given.  Confirmation notices are emailed or mailed.

Parking: Complimentary parking is available at the hotel.

Transfers: Participants can attend another date if space is available.


Dr. Ambroes Pass-Turner is a Doctor of Counseling Psychology and the owner of APT Counseling Services  LLC. She is a professor at Grand Canyon University in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Georgia Military College. Dr. Ambroes Pass-Turner is an author and published the books  "Rex's Journey: Helping Children Understand and Cope with Emotions and Childhood Sexual Abuse: Pathway to Mental Health Issues and Delinquent Behavior.” She is a subject matter expert on the topics “Why some survivors minimize their abuse: When this coping mechanism can be a good thing” and “How survivors’ advocates can avoid burnout” with National publication agency Domestic Shelters. Dr. Pass-Turner has worked in mental health for over 20 years and has experience working with children and adults Dr. Pass-Turner holds credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Doctoral Addictions Counselor, Board Certified Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor.

APT Counseling Services, LLC

1501 13th Street Ste. R

Columbus, GA 31901

(706) 366-0960

[email protected]




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