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Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

As telecommunication technologies have become more sophisticated and affordable, they have expanded opportunities for behavioral and mental health professionals to provide quality care. Telemental health now encompasses the full range of services, including assessment, treatment delivery, psychoeducation, supervision, and consultation. Many of the skills needed for competent telepractice are the same as those provided in conventional in-office care. However, physical distance, as well as technology itself, can create challenges to safe and ethical practice. This practical guide focuses on conducting psychological services with videoconferencing as the primary platform. Whether offering telepractice as an add-on or as the primary mode of care delivery, mental health professionals will find this course an essential resource for getting started.

Course Format

This course is based on a book that can be purchased here and a posttest. When you’re ready, purchase the test by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the history of telemental health
  • Discuss ethical issues unique to telemental health
  • Explain the benefits of telemental health
  • Discuss safety planning for telemental health

Course Syllabus

  • Concepts, Principles, and Benefits of Telemental Health
  • Overview of Telemental Health Technologies
  • Ethical, Legal, and Other Risk Management Considerations
  • Establishing a Telemental Health Practice
  • Safety Planning and Emergency Management
  • Providing Direct Clinical Care
  • Conducting Psychological Assessments During Telemental Health
  • Telesupervision and Training in Telepractice
  • Ethical Telepractice With Diverse Populations
  • Conclusion


David D. Luxton, PhD

David D. Luxton, PhD., is an American author, clinical psychologist, professor, entrepreneur, and musician. A former military psychologist and research scientist, he has authored more than 100 academic articles and book chapters in the fields of artificial intelligence, ethics, and psychological health. He is Affiliate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and founder of the Wayfarer Records label and Luxton Labs LLC.

Eve-Lynn Nelson, PhD

Eve-Lynn Nelson graduated from the University of Missouri with honors in Psychology. She attended University of Kansas for her PhD in Clinical Psychology (health focus), and completed her psychology internship at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida. After an outreach fellowship at University of Kansas Medical Center, she accepted a faculty position at the University of Kansas Medical Center in the Department of Pediatrics in 2003.

Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Marlene M. Maheu is an American telehealth strategist, technologist and clinical psychologist. She founded and is currently the Executive Director of the Telebehavioral Health Institute, now known as Maheu is the founder of the Journal for Technology in Behavioral Science.

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