Before we meet in person, I will send you a invitation via email to your join your own client portal where you will fill out my Intake Forms. They will all be filled out on-line and will be kept in your encrypted, confidential electronic health record. The electronic system I use is called “Simple Practice.”
My Intake Forms consist of three sections.
1. Informed Consent: This consists of 8 separate documents that require your electronic signature. We will layer a review all of these documents during the assessment phase of family therapy, approximately 3-4 sessions.
a. Introduction and Confidentiality
b. Scope of Practice
f. Court Policy
g. Mental Health Records
h. Social Media Policy
2. Client Information Form: This is a basic information form where you can also set your preferences for appointment reminders.
3. Intake Questionnaire: This is the initial family assessment tool that you will begin filling out before your first session and we will complete together in sessions to follow.
Before our first appointment, you will receive an email from me, S.AbigailMcCarrelnofirstname.lastname@example.org. It will include detailed instructions for filling out my Intake Forms.
I appreciate your time and attention to these forms and the process of setting up an electronic health record. Going paperless will make our work together more efficient and help to save the planet.