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Psychotherapy & Couples Counseling    
Bernard McDowell, lcsw
811NW 20th Avenue Suite 104, Portland, OR  97209

Below is one article relating to the issue of confidentiality and my "privacy notice" with a few introductory comments.  The first article is an overview of the importance of confidentiality in therapy and some of the history of legal and corporate intrusions into this arena, once the domain of doctors and their patients.  The "privacy notice" required for "covered entities" under the federal law, HIPAA.  Though I am not a covered entity under HIPAA by virtue of the fact that I choose not to do any "electronic transactions" as defined by HIPAA, I have created a "privacy notice" paralleling HIPAA's requirements.