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Online Therapy Quiz

How good is your computer and software knowledge for your therapeutic practice? Find out if you′re up to standard or if you might need help.

This quiz is just meant to be a bit of fun, but it does have a serious goal, which is to help you find out whether you are skilled enough digitally for your current private practice. The quiz does not cover every aspect of digital media and awareness and should in no way be used as a tick list for the training you might need.

Question 1. I don’t need a social medial policy if I don’t work online.

Answer: TRUE / FALSE / DON’T KNOW

Question 2. I don’t need to sign up for the Data Protection Act 1998 if I only have paper records.

Answer: TRUE / FALSE / DON’T KNOW

Question 3. My clients sometimes text me therapeutically. I am comfortable with this and there’s nothing I need to change.

Answer: TRUE / FALSE / DON’T KNOW

Question 4.  I use email to communicate with my clients. I am comfortable with this and there’s nothing I need to change or check.

Answer: TRUE / FALSE / DON’T KNOW

Question 5. I share a computer with my family but I have my own password-protected section on it so I feel it is sufficiently confidential. I keep my password hidden away from my computer at the back of my cutlery drawer. This is sufficient to protect either me or /and my client.

Answer: TRUE / FALSE / DON’T KNOW

Question 6. My computer guy updates my software quite regularly as I don’t understand it. I do keep my records on my computer. I trust him, he has worked for me for years. I don’t need to change this in anyway as at least this way I know my virus checker etc is up-to-date and I am therefore sufficiently protecting myself and my client.

Answer: TRUE / FALSE / DON’T KNOW

Question 7. My client notes belong to me not my client.

Answer: TRUE / FALSE / DON’T KNOW

Question 8. I have heard that clients’ records should be encrypted. I am sure my email provider is encrypted, after all they all are, aren’t they?

Answer: TRUE / FALSE / DON’T KNOW

Question 9. Occasionally I use Skype for therapy when my client is travelling. As it’s only occasionally I don’t need to worry about the guidelines for online psychotherapy as most of them don’t apply to me.

Answer: TRUE / FALSE / DON’T KNOW

Question 10. I run a private practice and at least sometimes work online. I need to implement a risk assessment policy for:

Answers:

Business risks: TRUE / FALSE / DON’T KNOW

Practical risks: TRUE / FALSE / DON’T KNOW

Clinical risks: TRUE / FALSE / DON’T KNOW

 

Quiz Answers

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 Original Reference: Phillipa Weitz PWTraining - Quiz For The Private Psychotherapist or Counsellor