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:
The VPA Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The VPA Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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Ken Major, PsyD, is a staff psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Greentree Regional Clinical Resource Hub. He works as part of a virtual team partnered with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System that provides video-based specialty mental healthcare to underserved veterans in six states. Dr. Major is a national consultant for Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD through the VA Family Services Program and is a past Chairperson of the Vermont Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee. He has previously worked in VA hospital systems in Texas and Vermont and served for two years as the director of risk and quality management for a county-wide community mental health designated agency in Vermont.