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  • Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

    Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

Telepractice Documentation Guidelines

3-Part Online Mini-Conference

6 CE Hours Available * This course qualifies for Legal & Ethical CE Hours.

This training course is offered 24/7, available complete at your own pace (anytime within 6 months from registration date)

Course Description

The American Psychological Association AND the American Telemedicine Association have recently released specific guidelines for the practice of telemental health and online therapy. Participate in our 100% online mini-conference and benefit from our analyses and comparison of both guidelines. Get access to our easy 1-page checklist to help you stay organized with these guidelines for every client/patient.

Join us for this 3-part Online Mini-Conference from the comfort of your desktop or mobile device. Walk away with specific “next steps” for developing a compliant, profitable and practical telepractice. You too, can reach larger groups of clients/patients who want your help. Manage your risk with this APA and ATA Telepractice Guidelines Mini-Conference.


Lesson I

You will receive guideline-based answers to these questions:

  • Name at least two differences and similarities between the ATA and APA telepractice guidelines
  • Describe the difference between guidelines, standards and state laws
  • Describe the elements of an emergency plan and when it needs to be documented
  • List at least two reasons to document the location of your client/patient as well as your own location at the time of any contact

Lesson II

You will receive guideline-based answers to these questions:

  • Describe how you will verify and document your client/patient’s identity?
  • Identify when and how you will document whether or not you are properly licensed to serve any particular client/patient.
  • How should you document the evaluation of your client/patient when not doing an in-person assessment?
  • State whether it is acceptable to offer anonymous care through a web-based company and why
  • Describe how you can easily manage intrusions when conducting videoconferencing

Lesson III

You will receive guideline-based answers to these questions:

  • Identify at least 4 broad issues to document about informed consent?
  • Describe how and where will you articulate the risks and benefits of any technology you choose to use with clients/patients, even if you are a techno-phobe
  • Give at least one reason for being aware of and documenting research studies related to your telepractice
  • Intelligently discuss what to do if your client/patient doesn’t want to use the technology you prefer

This program is for beginning and intermediate-level “tele-practitioners” in these disciplines:

  • Behavior Analysts, Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Drug & Alcohol Specialists
  • Teachers and other Educational Professionals
  • Home Health Care Professionals
  • Medical Professionals such as Psychiatrists, Internists, Pediatricians, Gerontologists
  • Psychologists, Physician’s Assistants, Nurses & Nurse Practitioners

This 3-part Online Mini-Conference Includes

      • Session Recordings
      • Presentation Slides
      • Mini-Conference Handout
      • Online Discussion Forum
      • 6-CE Hours (if needed)

Required Reading

All required reading materials are included with this course.


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