American Psychological Association Telepsychology Best Practice 101



The Telepsychology Best Practices 101 training series is an introduction to the ins and outs of real-world telepsychology. Each 2-hour webinar details the competencies needed for telepractice, including critical ethical, legal, clinical, and technical issues, together with reimbursement strategies. The series discusses practical ways to leverage a variety of technologies with a focus on video conferencing. As an introduction to the field, this training series outlines a variety of routes to reach more people, to lower your overhead and to focus on the specialty area(s) that interest you most. Original webinar date: October/November 2019.

*This program provides an introductory overview and orientation to Telehealth and providing Telehealth services. Please contact Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc with specific questions for recommendations on advanced programs tailored to participants’ individual interests and needs.

For a limited time, this program is available FREE of charge according to the APA’s continuing education website, however, we have no control for how long that will last.

APA writes:

At the core of telehealth is evidence-based clinical service delivery. This introductory webinar outlines key research that provides strong evidence-based models for psychological assessment and treatment. Basic competencies covered include referral processes, cultural issues, documentation requirements, safety protocols and how to effectively involve family members or friends. Common barriers such as telesupervisor reluctance, administrative disorganization, and anxieties about working with technology are addressed, along with possible solutions. Original webinar date: October 23, 2019.

Learning Objective

  1. Identify at least three basic definitions used in telepsychology.
  2. Discuss the results of three meta-analyses related to telepsychology.
  3. Outline a validated model for conducting assessment through video-conferencing.

Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Marlene M. Maheu, PhD. has been a technologist-psychologist and pioneer since 1994. She has served various organizations to assist with the development of technology-focused standards and guidelines, including the American Telemedicine Association, the American Psychological Association and, the American Counseling Association. She has overseen the development and delivery of telehealth training to more than 26,000 professionals worldwide and consulted with hundreds of hospitals, clinics, agencies, groups and independent practitioners seeking start-up guidance.

Dr. Maheu serves as the Founder & Executive Director of the Telebehavioral Health Institute, which offers over 64 hours of both basic and advanced telehealth training online and offering two Micro Certifications Telehealth. She is the CEO of the non-profit Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science (CTiBS). She has authored five telehealth textbooks, including the Telebehavioral Health: Foundations in Theory & Practice for Graduate Learners (2020); the APA-published, A Practitioner’s Guide to Telemental Health: How to Conduct Legal, Ethical and Evidence-Based Telepractice (2016), and Career Paths in Telemental Health (2016). Her insights will help you not only get started, but thrive with legal and ethical telehealth.


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