TeleMental Health Standards, Guidelines, Best Practices & Other Statements**

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. (January, 2015). Code of Ethics

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP): Practice Parameter for Telepsychiatry With Children and Adolescents. Practice Parameter for Telepsychiatry With Children and Adolescents

American College of Physicians (AMP) and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) (2013). Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships: Policy Statement From the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards

American Medical Association. (2000). Guidelines for Patient-Physician Electronic Mail

American Medical Informatics Association: Guidelines for the Clinical Use of Electronic Mail with Patients American Counseling Association. (1999) (2005). Code of Ethics.

American Mental Health Counselors Association. (2000). Code of Ethics of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, Principle 14, Internet On-Line Counseling

American Psychological Association. (1997). APA Statement on Services by Telephone, Teleconferencing, and Internet, A statement by the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association. (2010). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

American Psychological Association (2013). Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology

American Telemedicine Association (ATA): Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology

American Telemedicine Association (ATA): Core Operational Guidelines for Telehealth Services Involving Provider-Patient Interactions

American Telemedicine Association (ATA): Guidelines for TeleICU Operations

American Telemedicine Association (ATA): Home Telehealth Clinical Guidelines

American Telemedicine Association. (2009). Evidence-Based Practice for Telemental Health

American Telemedicine Association (ATA): Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services

American Telemedicine Association (ATA). (2009). Practice Guidelines for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health

American Telemedicine Association (ATA). (2013). Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services

American Telemedicine Association (ATA). (2014). Practice Guidelines for Live, On Demand Primary and Urgent Care

American Telemedicine Association (ATA). (2014). Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology

American Telemedicine Association (ATA). (2014). Guidelines for TeleICU Operations

American Telemedicine Association (ATA). (2014). Core Operational Guidelines for Telehealth Services Involving Provider-Patient Interactions

Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations. Model Standards for Telepsychology Service Delivery

Association for Counselling & Therapy Online: Professional Conduct & Code of Ethics

Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers: Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology

Association of Social Work Boards: Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice

Australian Psychological Society. Guidelines for Providing Psychological Services and Products Using the Internet and Telecommunications Technologies

British Psychological Society. (2009). The Provision of Psychological Services via the Internet and Other Non-direct Means

Canadian Psychological Association. (2006). Ethical Guidelines for Psychologists Providing Psychological Services via Electronic Media

Canadian Psychological Association: Providing Psychological Services via Electronic Media

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Final Rule for Telemedicine Credentialing & Privileging

Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States & Americal College of Physicians: Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships: Policy Statement

Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States: Model Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of the Internet in Medical Practice

Joint Idaho Psychological Association-Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners Task Force. Guidelines for Electronic Transmission and Telepsychology in the State of Idaho

National Association of Social Workers. (1999) (2008). Code of Ethics

National Association of Social Workers: Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice

National Board for Certified Counselors and Center for Credentialing and Education, (2001 & 2012). The Practice of Internet Counseling. (2001) & NBCC Provision of Distance Professional Services (2012)

National Board for Certified Counselors & Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. Policy Regarding The Provision of Distance Professional Services. (2012)

New Zealand Psychological Psychologists Board (2011). Draft Guidelines: Psychology Services Delivered Via the Internet and Other Electronic Media

Ohio Psychological Association. (2010). Telepsychology Guidelines

Online Therapy Institute. Ethical Framework for the Use of Social Media by Mental Health Professionals

Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Professional Practice Standards & Guides for Telepsychiatry

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists: Telehealth Brief Guide to Address Practice Issues

Luxton, D., Nelson, E. & Maheu, M. (2016). Telemental Health Best Practices. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Maheu, M., McMenamin, J. (2013). Telepsychology Best Practices, In G. Koocher, J. Norcross, & B. Greene (Eds.), Psychologist’s Desk Reference (3rd edition), New York, Oxford University Press Publication.

Nelson, E., Duncan, A., Peacock, G., & Bui, T. (2012) School-based telemedicine and adherence to national guidelines for ADHD evaluation. Psychological Services, 9(3), 293-297.

Nicholson, Ian R. (2011). New technology, old issues: Demonstrating the relevance of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists to the ever-sharper cutting edge of technology. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne, 52, (3), pp. 215-224.


Shore, J. H., Mishkind, M. C., Bernard, J., Doarn, C. R., Bell, I. Jr., Bhatla, R.,… Maheu, M. M., … Vo, A. (2014). A lexicon of assessment and outcome measures for telemental health. Telemedicine and e-Health, 20, 282-292. doi:10.1089/tmj.2013.0357


Sude. M. (2013). Text Messaging and Private Practice. Journal of Mental Health Counseling. 35(3). pp. 211-227.

Turvey, C., Coleman, M. Dennison, O., Drude, K., Goldenson, M., Hirsch, P.,… Maheu, M. (2013). Telemedicine and e-Health. 19(9), 722-730. doi:10.1089/tmj.2013.9989.

Winkler, M., Flanagin, A., Chi-Lum, B., White, J., Andrews, K., Kennett, R., DeAngelis, C. & Musacchio, R. (2000). Guidelines for medical and health information sites on the Internet. Journal of the American Medical Association, March 22/29, 283(12), pp. 1600-1606.

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