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Consent to Use Telehealth for Psychotherapy

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  • Anne Graham, MS, LMFT, RMFT

    Love it! Thanks Ryan!

     

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  • Vicci Phillips, LPCC

    Thank you!

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  • Sarah Gallagher

    Thank you! 

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  • Ryan Buchmann, MA, MFT, CADC-II

    Please remember to vote this form up if you like it so Simple Practice will add it to the template library.

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  • Joyce Lampert

    i cant find this to make it a form that someone needs to sign. Please help.

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  • Ryan Buchmann, MA, MFT, CADC-II

    You will have to download the form I have made available to your local drive, then create a new template within Simple Practice in your account.  Copy the contents of the downloaded form and paste it into the new form you are creating in your SP account.  Simple Practice does not yet allow forms to be exported and imported from one account to another.

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  • Frances M. White

    Thank you, ryan!

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  • Joyce Lampert

    Thank you!

     

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  • Faithe Kimsey, MS, LPC, RPT, NCC, CPCS

    Thank you for sharing this!

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  • Kathryn Orfirer

    There is a telehealth form on simple practice but it says to cut and paste. Then there is supposed to be the availability of clicking for consent. Does this actually happen when it is a cut and paste document?

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  • Ryan Buchmann, MA, MFT, CADC-II

    To make it a click-n-sign consent form as you are requesting, follow these steps:

    1. From within Simple Practice at the calendar screen, click My Account (look for the gear icon) > Settings > Notes and Forms (on the left).
    2. Click the blue button "Create New Template > Create New Template."
    3. On the right, click the drop down menu that says "for Progress Notes" and change it to "For intake forms."
    4. You are now positioned to create a form that can be clicked to sign.  Bear in mind, the text editing in this form designer is pretty limited (no bolding, underscore, or italicizing).
    5. Click the "Add new" button to create a new paragraph.  Click the dropdown that says "Long Answer" and change to "Paragraph Text."  This allows you to create a paragraph that doesn't require client input.  Copy & paste in your consent form here.
    6. Edit the form according to your needs.  Use all CAPS to emphasize certain statements.  You may want to add an e-signature to each paragraph to obtain evidence that the client read/looked at it.
    7. When you're done with the paragraph, click save.
    8. Click "Add New" again to add the e-signature line.  Click the dropdown and change "Long Answer" to "eSignature."  
    9. In the e-signature description field, enter a statement that essentially says something to the effect of "I read this and I understand it."  Click the checkbox "Require e-signature" so the client must click the signature box in order to submit the completed consent form.  Click Save to save the e-signature line.
    10. Return to the top of the form and click the Save button on the right to save the form.  Don't forget to give the form a name and display name.
    11. Your form is done.  It should appear in the list of intake forms (scroll down to see it).  Click the little eyeball icon on the right to preview it.
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  • Jennifer Zwarich

    Thank you so much!

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  • Rachel J. Hunt

    Ryan, Thank you for sharing!  I’m not sure how to “vote this form up” but I would be glad to do that

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  • Ryan Buchmann, MA, MFT, CADC-II

    Simply click the little heart icon at the top of the thread to vote up.

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  • Rachel J. Hunt

    I had done that, perfect 👍🏽

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  • Gail N. Liguore

    I need to know how to send the consent forms to new clients. Videos are toooooo fast

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  • Ryan Buchmann, MA, MFT, CADC-II

    I had to watch the video several times to figure it out.  Yes, they are pretty quick, but after a few views, they make sense.

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  • Bart Hatler

    Thank you, Ryan! Life Saver! Bart, San Francisco

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  • Katrina Johnson

    MY TELEHEALTH CONSENT TO TREAT. I WANT TO SPEAK TO A LIVE PERSON. I CANNOT FIND THE RESOURCES I PAYED FOR

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  • Ruth

    Hi Katrina, it looks like my colleague Atticus was able to help you. Please let us know if you're still unable to access this Consent Form. 

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