Dr. Maheu will present information about the most recent studies in telemental health, as well as significant legal and ethical issues related to the practice of telepsychology. The main purpose of this presentation is to provide mental health practitioners with basic knowledge about subjects like the use of video teleconferencing, telephone therapy, use of Skype in mental health care. It will also serve as a brief introduction to resources available that can help practitioners increase their competency in dealing with rapidly evolving technology as it relates to mental health treatment.
- Outline 3 of the most recent studies in telemental health and how supports direct care through video teleconferencing (VTC).
- Outline 3 basic regulatory issues relevant to telepractice.
- Outline 3 basic ethical issues relevant to telepractice.
- Work with patients based on integrating the role of cultural competence in telepractice.
Marlene Maheu, Ph.D. is a San Diego-based psychologist, Executive Director of the TeleMentalHealth Institute, and a leader in telemental health and online therapy. She is currently Chair of the Committee on Technology (Division 35) of the American Psychological Association and is an author, trainer, and consultant on issues related to the practice of telepsychology.