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  • Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

    Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

14 Essential Telemental Health Informed Consent Elements

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2-Hour “On Demand” Training Webinar recording

Are you confused about the informed consent process for telemental health? Have the new telemental health and telepsychology guidelines left you feeling overwhelmed about how to proceed?

Join Dr. Marlene Maheu as she gives an overview of informed consent for telemental health. Learn the 14 essential points to include for risk management.

Webinar attendees will receive answers to these questions:

  • Which 5 key points does the American Telemedicine Association and other leading associations suggest you include in your IC agreement for TMH?
  • What must you do if you violate your client or patient’s privacy and what might you tell them in your IC process to prepare them for such an occurrence?
  • Why and how can you obtain informed consent when soliciting email contact through an online directory service?
  • How should you use your informed consent process as an aid for handling emergencies?
  • How do privacy and security laws (HIPAA/HITECH Act in the US) impact what you put in your informed consent document?
  • What should you mention in your informed consent when you work from your home or other non-traditional setting?
  • What do you need to include in your informed consent document when your client is in an unsupervised setting, such as their home?
  • How can you document that your informed consent an ongoing process in your treatment plan?

Learning Objectives

  • Name at least 5 issues addressed by published professional association standards and guidelines for telemental health that can be handled most easily and efficiently through an informed consent process and electronic document
  • List at least 5 documentation-specific requirements that can be addressed by a proper informed consent process
  • Intelligently discuss how to handle employers who minimize your concerns about informed consent
  • Describe why and how your choice of technology (i.e., Skype or alternative video, text messaging, email) needs to be reflected in your informed consent process
  • Outline how to easily address email and text messaging in your informed consent process
  • Name three easy ways to assure privacy from a home office or when connecting to a client/patient in their home, and how to reflect such agreements in the informed consent process

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

14 Essential Telemental Health Informed Consent Elements
  • Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Drug & Alcohol Specialists
  • Medical Professionals such as Psychiatrists, Internists, Pediatricians, Gerontologists
  • Psychologists, Physicians Assistants & Nurse Practitioners

Webinar includes:

  • Webinar video recording
  • Presentation slides
  • Webinar handout

Required Reading

All required reading materials are included with this course.


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