Legal and Clinical Considerations in Telepsychology (3 CE’s)

Presented by Jonathan Neufeld, Ph.D.
March 8th,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This course will provide an overview of the legal framework within which psychological services can be delivered using telecommunications technology. It will then address ethical issues involved in providing such services, with a review of the American Psychological Association’s current ethical guidelines for telepsychology. Finally, the course will provide a brief introduction to the various technologies that can be used in providing services at a distance, and the best practice techniques to maximize clinical effectiveness and security when using these technologies. No risks are associated with this presentation. Specific data on the actual scope of telehealth utilization among psychologists is limited, and current practice is always much more diverse than extant literature reflects.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the legal framework that surrounds telepsychological practice.
  • Discuss the ethical guidelines related to telepsychology and their proper implementation.
  • Review and demonstrate best practices to maximize clinical effectiveness and security when using telecommunications technologies.
  • List relevant resources for practicing telepsychologists.

Presenter Information

Jonathan Neufeld, Ph.D., has provided telepsychology services and has been involved in telehealth research, evaluation, and training for 15 years. He was first at UC Davis Medical Center and later at the Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center, Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, and he is currently with the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

 

The presentation will be offered in the Gym at Four County Counseling Center, 1015 Michigan Avenue, Logansport, Indiana 46947.

 

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.