Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Dr. Marlene Maheu started publically addressing telehealth in 1994 when she was invited to Chair a subcommittee at the American Psychological Association (APA) to examine Internet issues. Her early work was based on a self-funded, consumer-based behavioral health magazine dedicated to bringing behavioral information to the consumer public on the World Wide Web. Her interest in the legal and ethical aspects of using technology fueled her research, which led to invitations from no less than 7 established publishers in 1997 after speaking at the APA’s annual meeting. Those invitations launched her subsequent focus on professional writing and training about a legal and ethical risk management related to clinical interventions mediated through technology.

As the Executive Director of, Dr. Maheu has served on a dozen professional association committees to assist with developing telehealth standards, guidelines, and other consensus documents. She has published 43 book chapters and journal articles as well as 5 professional books related to telehealth practice. Dr. Maheu is a consultant, researcher, author, and trainer who has served more than 55,000 professionals from 109+ countries.

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A pioneer and industry leader, Dr. Maheu will help your organization develop a strategic plan to meet the unique needs of your setting and the population you serve. Drawing on resources developed over the decades, she will help you comply with requirements, give you a competitive edge, and choose the right technologies to get the job done without needless complications. 

Keynoter, Speaker & Trainer

Dr. Maheu combines 21st Century technology solutions with real-life examples, whether she delivers her keynote or workshop in-person, or virtually. She will inspire, amuse, and empower your audience with actionable strategies with the clinical wisdom that only develops with diligence over time.

Sponsoring Groups

A favorite telehealth speaker for hospitals, clinics, agencies, start-up companies, industry conferences, universities, associations as well as private training groups, Dr. Maheu has the breadth of experience to make your event a success. Whether national or international, medical or behavioral, your group will be delighted.

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Licensed Psychologist

Having practiced for more than 35 years in San Diego, Dr. Maheu’s breadth of experience as a California C/MFT and Licensed Psychologist are reflected in her research and speaking.

What the Community Is Saying

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Dr. Maheu is psychology’s telehealth visionary, leading our colleagues through professional training in ethics and innovative technologies since the mid-90’s.

Pat DeLeon, PhD, MPH, JD

Former President, American Psychological Association provided invaluable research and consultation to help us develop innovative telebehavioral solutions for one of our fortune 100 Hi-Tech clients. We were very impressed as were our clients.

Kevin Host, LICSW
Senior Director Enterprise Services
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, PhD

President/CEO – Masi Research Consultants Inc.

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

The provides all of the essential training needed. 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 Lacey, MD
Former Chief Of Telehealth For The US Air Force Surgeon General
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, PhD
Former President, Society for the Psychology of Women, American Psychological Association