Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D. is the Founder of the Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. She is the originator of the Online Clinical Practice Model (OCPM) for ethical telemental health and online counseling; a licensed psychologist and practicing clinician.
Joseph P. McMenamin, MD JD is a physician-turned-lawyer who assists telehealth practitioners to recognize and diminish legal risks.
Myron Pulier, M.D. has been a Board Certified psychiatrist since the early 1970s. He is the co-founder of the TeleMental Health Institute, Inc.
* Maheu, M. M., Pulier, M. L., Wilhelm, F. H., McMenamin, J., & Brown-Connolly, N. (2004). The mental health professional and the new technologies: A handbook for practice today. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. Available in our Amazon bookstore: under “Online Counseling Books” or from the publisher.
Graduate Program Faculty
Kenneth Drude, Ph.D. has a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Illinois. He provides outpatient psychological services in a general private practice near Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Drude has clinical and administrative experience in providing mental health services in small and large mental health centers, a nursing home facility, children and adult hospitals and the education and training of psychology graduate students.
Shawna Wright, Ph.D., LP is a licensed psychologist in Kansas and Nebraska. Her clinical training focused on child and family treatment, and she has a background in community mental health. She currently works in private practice as a telepsychologist.
Guest Faculty & Presenters
Joe Bavonese, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, and Director of the Relationship Institute with three offices in southeastern Michigan. Joe is also the Co-Director of Uncommon Practices, which helps private practitioners create their ideal practice through consultation, webinars and live workshops.Pamela Forducey, Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist at Integris Health, Oklahoma.
Mary Bradshaw, Ed.D. is a seasoned Mental Health Therapist, demonstrating expertise and broad ranging experience in planning and providing holistic individual and family therapy services with specialization in Trauma, PTSD, Crisis Intervention, Addictions, Depression, Duel Diagnosis, Suicide Survivor Grief and Loss, Military Life/ Military Family Reintegration, and Special Needs Children and Adults. Dr. Bradshaw is a co-author on the TMHI Telesupervision Theory & Practice course, available here.
Terry Burton State Senator, Mississippi
Jonathan Evans, M.A.CEO, Innovatel
Mario Gutierrez, M.P.H.Director, Center For Connected Health Policy
William Huddock, Senior Public Health Adviser, Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)
Keely Kolmes, Psy.D. is a San Francisco-based Psychologist. She is on the CPA Ethics Committee and is most known for her internationally cited Social Media Policy, her post-treatment client satisfaction survey (Getting Better), and for her nationwide CE courses on Digital and Social Media ethics.
Timothy Lacy, MD served as the Air Force Chief of Telemedicine, Imaging, and Cybermedicine for the USAF Surgeon General from 2005-2010.
Jonathan Linkous, M.B.A. CEO, American Telemedicine Association
David Luxton, PhD, Psychologist, Technologist, Consultant, Author, Research Health Scientist at the Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA
Robert McGrath, Ph.D.Professor of Psychology, Farleigh Dickinson University
Mindy Mueller, Psy.D. received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School, her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Boston College, and her Master’s in Child and Family Development at Syracuse University.
Christa M. Natoli is the Director for the Center for Telehealth & e-Health Law. She will address multi-disciplinary licensing issues.
Eve-Lynn Nelson, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who served as co-chair for the writing of the American Telemedicine Association’s Telehealth Guidelines.
Les Posen is an Australian Psychologist, anxiety management specialist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.
Dawn Sampson, LCSW received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from California State University, Long Beach, her Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California, and she is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in California (lic. # LCS23139).
Jill Mestel Squyres, Ph.D. received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California in 1987. She is a licensed psychologist in Texas and Colorado and has been in private practice since 2002.
René Y. Quashie, JD is a legal and regulatory attorney for the Center for Telehealth & e-Health Law. He will discuss reimbursement issues.
Carolyn Turvey, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Her specialty areas are mood disorders and neuropsychology.
Michael Young, JD is an Internet attorney who helps professionals grow lawsuit-free companies online.
"For nearly 20 years Marlene has been the leader in thought, training and advocacy regarding the impact of technology on mental health professions."
Donna Ford MA,
Former President, American Counseling Association
"As a consultant, Dr. Maheu is creative, engaging, insightful, funny, easy, wise, and overall a delight to work with. Her energetic participation was infectious and raised everyone's game."
CEO, Ease Interactive
"Technology is crucial to our advancement as a profession in the 21st century. Marlene Maheu has been a forerunner in this endeavor to bring telepsychology to our practice, training and research."
Jean Lau Chin, ED.D., ABPP
"The Telementalhealth Institute provides all of the essential training needed to start practicing telemental health or telepsychiatry. The courses are unsurpassed, unique and contain everything one needs to know in order to start practicing. Upon completing this training, a provider is "ready to go."
Timothy Lacy, MD.
Former Chief of Telehealth for the US Air Force Surgeon General, CEO of Stonetree Medical Technologies, LLC
"Marlene is an engaging speaker and is at the cutting edge of mental health and technology. I'd highly encourage seeing one (or more) of her presentations. Her ideas will inspire you with possibilities."
Steven Walfish, Ph.D.
Partner at The Practice Institute and co-author of Financial Success in Mental Health Practice
"Dr. Maheu has been a consistent and courageous pioneer in the use of technology to improve mental health services for over a generation. Her training will provide you with essential tools to start a successful telepractice while remaining complaint with legal, ethical and other risk management strategies."
Luciano L'Abate, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Georgia State University
"Marlene is incredibly tech savvy with laser-sharp understanding of how to make the best use of innovative social media in professional settings."
Stephanie A. Shields, Ph.D.
The Pennsylvania State University
"Marlene is a pioneer, leader and strong advocate for ethical telemental health practices. Her presentations, workshops, articles and books provide valuable, thoughtful and informative ideas about how to deal with the many complex issues presented by rapidly evolving technologies."
Kenneth Drude, Ph.D.
"Dr. Maheu did a superb job of teaching many of the key concepts in tele-mental health to therapists in our organization."
Eric Kuelker, Ph.D.
Past President, Mental Health Pros
"Marlene is a true innovator in bringing technology to the mental health field. Her books are a must and I recommend them to my students."
Dale Masi, Ph.D.
President/CEO, Masi Research Consultants Inc
"Dr. Maheu is one of the most knowledgeable people in the country in the area of psychology and technology. She has a rich perspective on the benefits and challenges in this field and has been extremely generous in sharing her resources and expertise."
Judith Blanton, Ph.D.
"Marlene has established herself as a pioneer, expert, and forceful advocate for the telehealth. I've taken her courses and periodically consult with her. I count on her for thoughtful and ethical guidance in this complex field."
Larry Brooks, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice - Psychotherapy & Supervision
"Dr. Maheu is a leading national expert on the application of psychology in tele-health, online services and use of new technologies to support and expand your practice. Marlene does terrific workshops--don't miss them if you have a chance to see her in action."
James Bray, Ph.D.
Past President, American Psychological Association
"Dr. Maheu is psychology's telehealth visionary, leading our colleagues through professional training in ethics and innovative technologies since the mid-90's. Telepsychology is the 21st century and our practitioners in particular must become knowledgeable."
Pat DeLeon, Ph.D., MPH, JD
Former President, American Psychological Association
"I wanted to establish a task force on 'new media,' but only if Marlene Maheu, a long-time leader in telepsychology, would agree to be its chair. She did, and the task force exceeded my highest hopes."
Ellen Cole, Ph.D.
Former President, Society for the Psychology of Women, American Psychological Association
"Dr. Maheu is an outstanding leader, educator, and creative force in the field of telehealth. She has been a long-term advocate for the use of empirically-based practices in telepsychology and has provided solid guidance to practitioners in the ethics and conduct of telehealth services."
Robert L. Glueckauf, Ph.D.
College of Medicine, Florida State University
"Marlene Maheu is a trailblazer in the field of telehealth. She was one of the first psychologists to even consider the concept of providing electronic services to patients and has been a leader in that field. Marlene is also a mover and a shaker and seems to be able to make nearly anything happen."
Larry Rosen, Ph.D.
Professor, CSU Dominguez Hills
"Dr. Maheu was writing and presenting on telehealth and psychology of the Internet when the rest of us didn't even know how to spell it, much less know what it means or how to practice it. She is a true visionary and a pioneer in the important area of tele-mental-health."
Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
"Marlene is an intelligent, thoughtful, and diligent clinical psychologist. I've known her for years and her work in ethics and telehealth have been of the highest caliber."