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  • Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

    Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

Telepractice Documentation Guidelines

3-Part Online Mini-Conference
CE 6 CE Hours

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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