Product Detail

Telehealth: Legal & Ethical Implications for Mental Health Professionals
Digital Seminar
$149.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Digital Seminar
Details:
Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
MELISSA WESTENDORF, JD, PH.D.
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
5/20/2020
CE Available:
No, CE credit is not available
Product Code:
POS056725
Objectives
  1. Identify the ethical principles and applications of ethical codes for telehealth services.
  2. Determine the HIPAA guidelines and how they apply to telehealth services.
  3. Assess inter-state issues associated with telehealth and how to stay in compliance.
Outline

Research about Telehealth Services

  • Here to stay
  • It works
  • Benefits  

Application of Ethical Codes

  • Psychologists, Social Work, Professional Counselors
  • Building competence
  • Technology appropriateness examples

HIPAA

  • HIPAA and HITECH
  • HIPAA and Small Providers
  • Violations and why they occur 

State Law applications

  • State Interests for the Pros and Cons for permitting telehealth
  • Cohesive incoherence
    • Examples of statutory guidance
  • Risk Management Guidelines
  • Interjurisdictional practice

Efforts to Improve Telehealth Interjurisdictional Practice

  • PsyPact
  • Others
  • Checklist of questions to determine if you can practice across statelines

Case examples for using various forms of telehealth

Author

MELISSA WESTENDORF, JD, PH.D.

Melissa Westendorf, J.D., Ph.D., is a clinical and forensic psychologist and founder of the Technology Wellness Center. As a clinician, she has provided therapy to adults and adolescents in the community and within the correctional setting. Dr. Westendorf’s forensic practice is dedicated to assessing adults and youth in either the criminal justice system or in civil matters. As a technology wellness expert, she is dedicated to assisting parents, children, adolescents, and adults on understanding the complexities of technology use and the impact on our brains, emotions, and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Westendorf’s legal training coupled with her clinical background enables her to work with individuals who are experiencing the legal ramifications of technology use.

As a proactive psychologist and educator, Dr. Westendorf is a keynote speaker at academic institutions, parent organizations, businesses and community groups, offering preventative tools and resources that educate others on how to manage technology use in a healthy manner. She is the co-author of Unplug! Raising Kids in a Technology Addicted World. She has served on the Committee for Legal Issues for the American Psychological Association and on the Psychology Examining Board for the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Westendorf has been appointed as an expert in high profile legal cases, featuring the psychological ramifications of technology use. Her expertise has been relied upon in a wide variety of articles, podcasts, radio segments, and television programming. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio), Wisconsin Public Radio, and ABC’s 20/20. She is a monthly contributor to The Morning Blend.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Melissa Westendorf is a founder of the Technology Wellness Center. She is in private practice. Dr. Westendorf receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Melissa Westendorf is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Counselors
  • School Psychologists
  • School Social Workers
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses and other Healthcare professionals
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children