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The Faculty

  • Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

  • Shawna Wright, Ph.D.

  • Dawn Sampson, LCSW

  • Mindy Mueller, Ph.D.

  • Eve-Lynn Nelson, Ph.D.

  • Carolyn Turvey, Ph.D.

  • David Luxton, Ph.D.

Evidence-Based Career Paths in TeleMental Health (Delivered from Home or Office)

Course Description

For the practitioner looking to find an evidence-based career in the burgeoning area of telemental health, this is a must-have course. Dr. Maheu interviews several leading telehealth speakers and clinicians to ask your questions about:

  • the specific advantages and disadvantages of working in their chosen niche
  • the type of technology they use and the respective advantages or limitations of such technology for the population they treat
  • the legal issues related to serving their population through their chosen technology
  • the ethical challenges they have faced and overcome
  • the other types of professionals involved in their setting and work
  • how to handle emergencies such as suicide threats
  • how to secure your office from intrusions by friends or family
  • tips to newcomers who want to work from either home or office
Whether you want to work from your home or office, these industry leaders will describe their hands-on experiences to help you carefully consider where to focus next to create your own exciting, successful and prosperous adventure into telemental health. They will help you weigh the advantages and disadvantages to choosing one career path over another, one setting over another, and one technology over another.

Course Objectives

  • Describe how and when to obtain a proper informed consent when serving clients and patients in their home
  • Discuss 3 emergency preparedness strategies to use when serving children, teens and their families
  • Outline at least three issues to address when contracting with rural hospitals for clients and patients
  • Describe the legal and ethical reasons for contacting local authorities when delivering care through technology
  • Intelligently discuss some of the pros and cons of working via telephone
  • Name three tangible benefits of working with nursing home patients via telepractice
  • Describe how to handle suicidal ideation by a minor during video teleconferencing


Introduction to Telemental Health Theory and Practice
    • Safety When Working with Clients/Patients Located in Non-Clinical Settings
    • How to Work with Patients/Staff in Skilled Nursing Facilities (Nursing Homes)
    • How to Setup and Manage Rural Hospital Practice(s)
    • Delivering Telemental Health and Emergency Services to Children and Families
    • Telephone Telemental Health: Telecounseling

Required Reading

All required reading materials are included with this course.

Intended Audiences

  • Psychiatrists, Internists, Pediatricians, Gerontologists, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Behavioral Analysts, Substance Use Professionals
  • CEOs, COOs, Administrators, Billing & Coding Staff


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