Special Features

Dressing for success: Some rules never change

Amy Reece Connelly June 2, 2008

Is there anyone who doesn’t face each new season by opening the closet door and trying to determine what they have to wear for the impending changing weather? Similarly, is there anyone who has never stressed out — even a little bit — about what they’re going to wear? Take a couple of minutes to…continue reading

New requirement to have a transfer plan

David Kaplan

Counseling Today is publishing a monthly column focusing on new aspects of the revised ACA Code of Ethics (available online at www.counseling.org/ethics). American Counseling Association Chief Professional Officer David Kaplan conducted the following interview with ACA Ethics Code Revision Task Force members Harriet Glosoff and Rocco Cottone. Standard C.2.h. Counselor Incapacitation or Termination of Practice…continue reading

It’s time to get your NPI number

Robert J. Walsh and Norman C. Dasenbrook

Q: Why would I need a National Provider Identifier number if I never plan to electronically bill insurance or managed health care companies? A: By May 23, 2007, counselors will need a National Provider Identifier number whether they bill an insurance company electronically, through a website or via paper HCFA. Let’s back up a minute,…continue reading

Using the ’community standard’ to set fees

Robert J. Walsh and Norman C. Dasenbrook

Q: What is the best method for determining what to charge for counseling in private practice? A: Putting a monetary value on what we do in the counseling profession can be difficult. After all, we are caring professionals who want to help first and worry about money second. But if you want to survive and…continue reading

End-of-life care for terminally ill clients

David Kaplan

Editor’s note: American Counseling Association members received the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics bundled with the December 2005 issue of Counseling Today. Completed over a three-year period, this revision of the ethical code is the first in a decade and includes major updates in areas such as confidentiality, dual relationships, the use of technology in…continue reading