Fri Feb 23 2024 - Fri Feb 23 2024

(23 Feb 2024 12:00 PM - 23 Feb 2024 3:00 PM )

Ethical Issues in Telepsychology: The Future is Now (Well, Really Yesterday) - Zoom

SCT Workshop with Carol Webb
Contact: Kathy Lum

SCTRI is presenting this online group through its Training and Resource Center

Venue CE-Credits Track(s) Level(s)
Virtual 3.0 Clinical Open to All Levels

Event Details

Led by Dr. Carol Webb, Ph.D., ABPP

This 3-hour workshop focuses on the current state of telepsychology in the United States and the ethical challenges associated with its practice. Since the pandemic began, the use of telepsychology has dramatically increased and has continued to expand into all areas of the practice of psychology. Theoretical, empirical and practical concerns of different aspects of these professional changes will be presented and discussed with participants with a particular focus on how psychologists have managed these changes in an ethical manner consistent within the regulatory framework.

Note: This workshop focuses on ethical decision-making for psychologists in the US though it may be applicable to others. It does not emphasize any particular model, e.g., systems-centered training & therapy (SCT).

The workshop will meet for 3 hours starting at 12:00pm ET (synchronous)
[9:00am PT, 17:00 UK, 18:00 CET]

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Fee: $60

Registration: Email Kathy Lum to register and pay

Zoom link will be sent separately 1 week before the workshop

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the ethical challenges for telehealth
  • Discuss the rationale for each of the ethical principles/standards of telepsychology
  • Describe the rationale and qualifications for the E-Passport related to PsyPact and other professional mechanisms for interjurisdictional practice

Presentation Content

The practice of psychology took a steep pivot towards the use of telehealth technology since March of 2020 due to the concerns of the pandemic. As more psychologists are using these formats for professional services, the profession has had to develop and implement ethical guidelines and standards that reflect the challenges these formats present. In this workshop, psychologists will discuss the ethical and regulatory issues accompanying these changes. Additionally, the current state of PsyPact, the E-Passport, and all of its requirements will also be reviewed.

Supporting References

Barnett, J. E., Serafim, G., & Sharara, D. (2023, September 28). Telepsychology: Key recommendations for ethical, legal, and effective practice. Practice Innovations. Advance online publication. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pri0000224

Lin, T., Stone, S., Heckman, T., & Anderson, T. (2021). Zoom-in to zone-out: Therapists report less therapeutic skill in telepsychology versus face-to-face therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychotherapy, 58(4) 449-459. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000398

Maheu, M., Wright, S., Neufeld, J., Drude K., Hilty, D., Baker, D., & Callan, J. (2021). Interprofessional telebehavioral health competencies framework: Implications for telepsychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 52(5), 439-448. https://doi.org/10.1037/pro0000400

Pierce, B., Perrin, P., Tyler, C., McKee, G, & Watson, J. (2021). The COVID-19 telepsychology revolution: A national study of pandemic-based changes in US mental health care delivery. American Psychologist, 76(1), 14-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/amp0000722

Thieme A., Hanratty M., Lyons M., Palacios J., Marques R., Morrison C., & Doherty G. (2023). Designing human-centered AI for mental health: Developing clinically relevant applications for online CBT treatment. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 30(2), Article 27, 1-50. https://doi.org/10.1145/3564752

Presenters

Carol Webb Ph.D., ABPP
Carol Webb, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Delaware in 1981 and has been licensed to practice in Georgia since 1982. Dr. Webb is primarily retired, although she continues to offer consultation services to Delta Airlines. Previously she was on the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine from 1981-2014 and was the Director of the APA-accredited doctoral internship in psychology at Emory/Grady from 1984-2014. She also had a private practice with Peachtree Psychological Associates where she offered psychotherapy and evaluation services to children, adolescents, adults and couples with a specialty in the area of helping families in transition primarily due to separation and divorce.

Dr. Webb was on the Georgia State Board of Examiners of Psychologists from 2002-2012 and was chair of the Board from 2003-2006. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) from 2007-2013 and was President in 2012. She joined the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) as its Chief Operating Officer in January of 2014 and retired from that position at the end of 2018.

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