Logging in: Developing Competency in Telemental Health
Presented by Sean Dodge, Ph.D.
4 Homestudy CE credits

Approved for Nevada Psychologists and MFTs. Approval pending LCSWs.
NPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


**Please be advised that the pre-recorded presentation will be available by 5/28/21. You can register online now and will be emailed the handout materials and link to view the pre-recorded presentation when it is available.

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About the Workshop:

The COVID-19 pandemic required many in our field to jump in and adapt to telehealth services, often with little preparation or training. While some providers will undoubtedly return to full-time in-person practices when safe to do so, many others have begun to discover the benefits and conveniences of telemental health for themselves and their clients. This workshop is intended for those interested in expanding their competency in telemental health practice. The workshop will review key legal, ethical, and practical considerations for delivering competent telemental services, including competency in the technologies involved and in delivering interventions online. The workshop will include a review of the literature on telemental health effectiveness and other considerations, introduction of a self-assessment tool for telemental health competency, and discussion on how to prepare for and respond to challenging and high-risk situations that may occur.  

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
1) Describe the two major competency areas, clinical service delivery and technology, that are required for effectively delving telemental health services.
2) Discuss how telemental health supports access to care for individuals of underserved and marginalized communities.
3) Summarize the current research literature on telemental health services, including research limitations.
4) List relevant legal and ethical considerations for telemental health, including issues related to informed consent, technology, and cross-jurisdictional practice.
5) Identify appropriate protocols for telemental health crisis and emergency situations.


This presentation is intended for psychologists, other licensed mental health providers, and graduate students of psychology.

About the Speaker:

Sean Dodge, Ph.D. has been licensed as a psychologist since 2011 and is currently licensed to practice in Nevada and Oregon. He is the owner of a dedicated telemental health group practice, Blue Skies Psychological Services, LLC, which began providing full-time telemental health services in 2018. Sean’s experience with telehealth dates back to 2010 when he worked as a clinician, supervisor, and administrator for the State of Nevada’s Division of Public and Behavioral Health and was involved in a variety of regulatory and clinically-oriented projects related to the provision of telemental health in rural Nevada. Sean Dodge also serves as a senior consultant with Clover Educational Consulting Group where he has  supported a variety of behavioral healthcare programs on projects including accreditation, workforce development, public awareness campaigns, and trainings. Dr. Dodge's CV

Additional Information:

General Information

Access to Webinar/Handout Materials

This will be a 4-hour pre-recorded homestudy presentation, which will be available by 5/28/21. Electronic copy of handout materials will be sent out by email to attendee after registration is completed along with link(s) to view pre-recorded webinar when the presentation becomes available.


Approved by Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners. Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. NPA will issue certificates of completion. APA CE rules require that we only issue credits to those who attend the entire workshop. Those logging into the Zoom webinar more than 15 minutes late or logging off before the entire workshop is completed will not receive CE credits (i.e. partial CE credit will not be issued).

Additional Information

Live auto captions will be provided for this event. If you need additional disability-related accommodations, please contact us by email us at [email protected] or by phone (888) 654-0050. Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance of workshop date.


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