How to Implement the 2013 ATA & APA Telepractice Guidelines for
Telemental Health / Telepsychology / Online Therapy

3-Part Online Mini-Conference

with Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Walk away with specific “next steps” for developing a compliant, profitable and practical telepractice.
Listen to the recordings anytime, as often as you like. Recordings are also mobile compatible…

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.

Covered topics are outlined below:

Part I

You will receive guideline-based answers to these questions:

  • What are the differences and similarities between the ATA and APA telepractice guidelines?
  • What else do I need to know about the actual ATA and APA guidelines?
  • What’s the difference between guidelines, standards and state laws?
  • Do I need to document my rationales for choosing to treat a client/patient via technology?
  • Why would I want to document the location of my client/patient as well as my own location at the time of any contact?
  • How specific do I need to be in my documentation about any adaptations I’ve made to psychological testing?
  • What else do I need to document and where?
  • Should my client/patient see or sign the emergency plan?
  • What factors might need to be included in my emergency planning for every client/patient?

Part II

You will receive guideline-based answers to these questions:

  • Do I need to be licensed wherever my client/patient is geographically located at the time of our session(s)?
  • May I travel out of my state of licensure when working with a client/patient?
  • If I move to another state or country, can I continue to see clients/patients from my original state of residence?
  • What if I’m a coach and a licensed mental health or behavioral professional? Does that make a difference in my following guidlines/ Does that make a difference in terms of my need to only practice in states where I’m licnesed?
  • How should I evaluate my client/patient when not doing an in-person assessment?
  • Is it acceptable for me to offer anonymous care through a web-based company?
  • How do I verify my client/patient’s identity?
  • What type of equipment should I use?
  • If I start a telepractice, am I under any obligation to use other technologies if I prefer to use just one or two?
  • How might I easily manage intrusions?
  • What type of specialized training do I need?

Part III

You will receive guideline-based answers to these questions:

  • What are the broad issues I need to know about informed consent?
  • How well do I need to be able to articulate the risks and benefits of any technology I choose to use with clients/patients if I’m a techno-phobe?
  • How much detail regarding the benefits of telepractice with a particular patient do the guidelines suggest I put into my notes?
  • How do I develop an emergency plan as part of my informed consent?
  • What do I do if my client/patient doesn’t want to use the technology I prefer?
  • Do I need to be aware of any specific research studies related to telepractice?
  • What do I need to consider about text messaging?
  • Do the guidelines apply if I am not a mental health practitioner, but rather offer another type of professional service such as industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology?
  • Where can I find other information about best practices for telemental health and online therapy?

This program is designed for:

  • 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

Join us for this 3-part Online Mini-Conference, which includes:

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

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