VISTAS Technology and Counseling

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.



A Counseling Clinic Digital Recording System—In a Box

Timothy D. Baker

2015

The graduate training of professional counselors requires video recording of practice sessions with clients. Legacy recording technologies, such as VCRs and analog video-cameras hard-wired into interview rooms, are becoming difficult to maintain. This document describes a technology which has matured in recent years: low-cost IP cameras designed for home security applications and marketed directly to consumers. A demonstration was conducted to evaluate the cameras’ durability in continuous use and whether it was possible to configure them securely. Results are presented alongside detailed discussion of the HIPAA Security Rule.

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