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  • Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

    Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

  • Myron L. Pulier, MD

    Myron L. Pulier, MD

Go Back501C – Introduction to the Psychotechnologies

CE 1 CE
CME CMEs only available as part of the Certificate Program. See details here.

Course Description

This one-credit course provides an overview on how to use the “psychotechnologies” to engage with clients and patients clinically across distance. Psychotechnologies are defined as the variety of technologies that are used in mental health and coaching. Every practitioner routinely uses the telephone, although not necessarily for direct treatment. However, some practitioners are already using smartphones and texting their clients. Similarly, most clinicians are already using email, and some are using it with patients. It will not be long before every practitioner is taking broader advantage of expanded telephone technologies, video, email and other modalities. The perspective offered in this course is that of simply being a quick introduction. It prepares you for our next 3 courses that are technology specific:

  • Those involving conversation via speech (such as telephone-like and video)
  • Those relying on text for communication (such as email and text messaging)
  • Technologies for various kinds of clinical assessment
  • Office set-up/staging
  • Equipment
  • Licensure
  • Credentialing with 3rd party payers

Course Objectives

  • List 2 advantages of asynchronous over synchronous communication.
  • Name 2 instances when not to use an online modality to work with a client.
  • Define “online,” “cyberspace” and “asynchronous.”
  • List 2 advantages of working with documents online.
  • Identify 2 reasons for expanding the reach of online coaching, counseling and psychotherapy to more than only rural clients or patients.
  • Discuss 2 benefits of using telecommunication technology with mental health patients or coaching clients.
  • Discuss 2 risks of using telecommunication technology with mental health or coaching clients.
  • Discuss 1 reason to closely examine the privacy notices accompanying cloud computing services.

Topics

501c
  • List 2 advantages of asynchronous over synchronous communication
  • Name 2 instances of when not to use an online modality to work with a client
  • Define “online,” “cyberspace” and “asynchronous”
  • List 2 advantages of working with documents online
  • Identify 2 reasons for expanding the reach of online coaching, counseling and psychotherapy to more than only rural clients or patients
  • Discuss 2 benefits of using telecommunication technology with mental health or coaching clients
  • Discuss 2 risks of using telecommunication technology with mental health or coaching clients

Required Reading

All readings are provided as part of your coursework at no added fee.

$49



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