This course offers clinician-centered guidance on providing psychotherapy by telehealth. This program addresses both beginning and advanced aspects of telehealth service delivery, across two modules. The first module focuses on four core domains of competence for managing a variety of treatment boundaries, client presentations, technology issues, and other situations unique to, or significantly impacted by, a video-based approach to therapy services. In the second module, six advanced aspects of telehealth are explained, including ways to increase therapeutic presence, anticipating and managing issues that arise when working across multiple jurisdictions, and the heightened importance of self-care in a virtual role.
While numerous educational programs on telehealth focus on abstract or preparatory aspects, or do not include experiences from actual providers, this educational content is delivered by a clinician who has been providing video-based psychotherapy since 2013 and who works full-time providing specialized telehealth across multiple jurisdictions. Clinical Issues In Psychotherapy via Telehealth was created during, and with sensitivity to, the Coronavirus Pandemic. With a focus on practicality, it has been designed to help you increase your competence and confidence in providing therapy through telehealth, and explore thoughtful responses to a number of the clinical, ethical, and risk-related challenges involved in providing psychotherapy through a video modality.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
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Ken Major is a Vermont psychologist-doctorate and resident. He works for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Greentree Regional Clinical Resource Hub, based in Pittsburgh, PA, as part of a team that provides video-based specialty mental healthcare to underserved rural veterans across six states. He has worked previously in VA systems in Texas and Vermont, and was the Director of Risk and Quality Management for a county-wide Vermont designated agency from 2011-13. Dr. Major has worked with the VA’s Academic Detailing Service and the National Center for PTSD on a number of nation-wide patient and provider educational resources, was the Vermont Psychological Association’s Ethics Chairperson from 2014-16, and was the 2010 co-recipient of the Professional Service Award, a national award granted by the Association of VA Psychologist Leaders.
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