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Daylight Saving Time and Mental Health

A common assumption is Standard Time = darkness = “bad”, and therefore, DSL = sunlight = “good”. It means summertime is coming. For many parts of the country, it’s a very good thing in terms of improved mental health symptoms. But let’s not forget about the impact of DSL starting with “Spring Forward”. At 2am […]

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Dec
26

Remembering Scope of Practice

With the rise of mental health advocates among social media influencers, it’s an exciting time to see mental health care being spoken of so frequently and in such a positive and nonjudgmental way. Within my own practice clients more regularly come prepared to talk about things like red and green flags, breathing exercises, links between […]

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Jun
04

Medicare & Telehealth During COVID-19 Pandemic

In March 2020 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Some requirements have been TEMPORARILY waived.  Licensed mental health professionals who are enrolled in Medicare can be reimbursed for telehealth services provided: To new or established Medicare beneficiary clients To clients whether the […]

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May
17

COVID-19 and Telehealth, Registered Interns and Provision of Supervision in Florida

In 2019, Florida Statute 456 allowed the use of telehealth for the provision of mental health services  that included assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and patient education.  Technology had to include visual – the client and the clinician had to be able to see each other.  HIPAA regulations dictated the type of platform […]

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Apr
06

Providing Mental Health Services Via Telehealth

Telehealth uses technology and special equipment to provide mental health services to a client who is in a location other than our office.  Telehealth and our national COVID-19 health emergency may forever change the provision of mental health services as we knew it. Florida law allows mental health practitioners who are licensed in another state […]

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Mar
18

Coronavirus: Anxiety, Prevention, & Practice

CORONAVIRUS: Know the facts.  There’s so much misinformation out there – get correct facts online only from CDC.gov and WHO.int – please heed warnings and practice prevention.  Younger people and children may be infected and not show any symptoms at all – but are still contagious.  Most people who become infected will get better without […]

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Feb
29

Use of Titles & Possible Discipline

As a registered intern, are you aware that you cannot abbreviate your intern status following your signature?  You MAY NOT use the following: RCSWI; RCMTI; or RMHCI.  We can either use our educational credentials, such as MSW or MA or our intern status.  Florida Statute 491 tells us that when using intern status we MUST […]

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Feb
04

HIV Trial Vaccines Deemed Ineffective and Stopped

On February 3, 2020 HIV trial vaccinations being conducted in South Africa were stopped because they were deemed to be ineffective.  Following is a a synopsis of the report: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has stopped administration of vaccinations in its HVTN 702 (also […]

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About A.A. Ross Counseling

We have been providing continuing education to mental health professionals in Florida since 1998. All courses are approved and accepted by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, provider 50-31668. We believe that continuing education courses do not have to be tedious and boring. We combine examples, case studies, humor and clinical expertise to provide courses that are enriching, stimulating and fun. Participants consistently give our workshops the highest ratings possible.