Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: (218) 726–7974;
Fax: (218) 726–8693
Procedures for Recording Therapy Sessions
Consent to Record
Clients must agree to having therapy sessions recorded for the purposes of education and therapeutic intervention. The signed consent is located in the client´s chart.
Digital AudioVisual System in RFP Clinic: CORS
The clinic digital audiovisual system allows for students to record treatment sessions and analyze data from recorded sessions. Students must have permission and a password to use the system. General directions for using the Main Digital Audiovisual System are provided below. For questions, please contact Linda Marnich, Clinic Secretary or Lynette Carlson, Clinic Director.
All scheduled client appointments automatically are recorded, and CSD interns can view their recorded sessions from the department computers in the CSD Lab and CSD Student Workroom. To view a recording, follow these steps:
Only CSD Department digital equipment and audio equipment may be used for making recordings of clients. Students and faculty may NOT use personal equipment for making any recordings. Even if you plan to delete the recording, you MAY NOT use personal devices for such recordings.
Arranging an Alternate Recording
If you need to see your client for a session other than at your usual therapy time, you can make arrangements to record that session ahead of time. Contact the clinic secretary at least 1 day before the session and she will set up your recording.
Portable Video Cameras
The CSD Department has seven FLIP cameras that may be used to record therapy sessions as a back-up to the digital recording system. These cameras also are used for class projects. Please use the FLIPS as a back-up last resort for recording therapy. The in-house Digital AudioVisual System should be used as the first choice, as it permits more stable protection of clients' private information.
A FLIP will record up to 60 minutes of video. Cameras are located in the locked black cabinet in the file room. To access this equipment, find a faculty or staff member to unlock the cabinet for you. Do not take a camera that is in the return bin. Cameras need to be checked out with a staff or faculty member. Cameras must be checked out and returned the same day.
Each camera comes in a camera bag that contains batteries, instructions, and a USB extension cord. The USB extention cord is used to connect the camera to a USB port on a computer, eliminating pressure on the USB port in the computer tower.
Checking out a camera:
Returning a camera:
Making and storing DVDs of your video: