The Nevada Psychological Association, in partnership with the Utah Psychological Association
and the Georgia Psychological Association presents:

Looking Through a Multidimensional Lens When Providing Telepsychology
Understanding the Ethical, Legal, and Risk Management Issues Associated with Interstate Practice

Presented by Alex Siegel, Ph.D., Mariann Burnetti-Atwell, Psy.D. and Daniel Taube, J.D., Ph.D.
3 Homestudy CE Credits

 

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

 
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About the Workshop

The pre-recorded presentation covers the need and rationale for allowing psychologists to use electronic communications interjurisdictionally to provide telepsychological services ethically and legally to patients. It provides a discussion of ASPPB's E.Passport and the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact, PSYPACT. The presentation also explores the obstacles for interjurisdictional telepsychology practice, ethical, legal and risk management issues with practice and potential solutions to such challenges. This continuing education training satisfies the annual CE requirements for E.Passport holders.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this pre-recorded presentation participants will be able to:
1.
 Describe what PSYPACT is and what it allows psychologists to do.
2. Describe the status of PSYPACT with respect to participating states and upcoming dates of implementation.
3. Identify ethical and legal issues involved with providing psychological services across jurisdictional borders.
4. Describe the difference between a risk management and regulatory approach with the use of telepsychology.


About the Speakers

Alex M. Siegel, J.D., Ph.D.  is an attorney and clinical psychologist. Three different Pennsylvania Governors (Ridge, Schweiker and Rendell) appointed Dr. Siegel to the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology. He served on the Board for 13 years, 6 of which as Chair of the State Board.  Dr. Siegel was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). He was also elected President of ASPPB in 2008. Currently, Dr. Siegel is the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) for ASPPB. In his role as DPA, he serves as a liaison between ASPPB and state and national psychological associations. He provides training to new members of psychology licensing boards in the U.S. and the colleges of psychology in Canada. He was staff to the APA/ASPPB/APAIT joint task force on telepsychology and to the ASPPB task force on regulations for interjurisdictional telepsychological practice. He was a member of the PSYPACT task force. He is also Chair of the ASPPB Model Act and Regulations Committee (MARC).  In addition, Dr. Siegel consults with state governments, attorneys, courts and maintains a small clinical and forensic practice. Dr. Siegel's CV

Mariann Burnetti-Atwell, PsyD, serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. Before assuming this position, Dr. Burnetti-Atwell served as the Senior Vice President of Behavior Health Services for the national correctional healthcare company, Corizon Health. For the 15 years prior to that role, Dr. Burnetti-Atwell provided behavioral health and administrative leadership to the State of Missouri in a variety of leadership roles within the Departments of Corrections and Social Services. In addition, she served on the Missouri State Committee of Psychologists through the appointments of two Missouri Governors. Dr. Burnetti-Atwell's CV

Daniel O. Taube, J.D., Ph.D. earned his JD/PhD from Villanova University and Hahnemann University (1985 and 1987, respectively), as a member of the Joint Psychology and Law Graduate Program. He is Professor Emeritus at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Francisco, is currently a member of The American Insurance Trust’s Risk Management team, and regularly consults across the country with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns. His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection and addictions. Dr. Taube's CV


Audience

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


General Information

Access to Webinar/Handout Materials:
This is a 3-hour pre-recorded presentation for homestudy CE credit. 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 live, virtual webinar

Refunds & Grievance Policy: 
Participants may direct questions or grievances to NPA at (888) 654-0050. 

Approval and CE credit:
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. 

If you want to receive homestudy CE credit for this pre-recorded presentation, you will need to complete and pass an online Post-Test Questions form.  According to APA’s Standards and Criteria for Approval of Sponsors, attendee must score at least 80% accuracy to qualify for CE credit, ensuring that attendee did actually attend and complete the program. Partial credit will not be issued to those that do not score at least 80% on posttest. Attendees are allowed three attempts to complete and pass the online posttest to receive CE credit.

Completion of the evaluation form is appreciated, forms are tabulated and reported to our CE Committee for discussion, analysis of participants’ satisfaction with content, instructor performance, etc.

CE certificate will be issued via email within 72 hours of receipt of post test and evaluation form, provided a passing score is obtained.

References

PSYPACT https://cdn.ymaws.com/psypact.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/psychology_interjurisdiction.pdf

American Psychological Association, Joint Task Force on the practice of Telepsychology.  APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology. (2013).  American Psychologist. Washington, DC:  Author. https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/telepsychology/ 

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Grosch, M. C., Gottlieb, M. C., & Cullum, C. M. (2011). Initial practice recommendations for  teleneuropsychology. Clinical Neuropsychologist25(7), 1119–1133. https://doi.org/10.1080/13854046.2011.609840

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American Telemedicine Association Guidelines https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/tmj.2016.0065?journalCode=tmj

American Telemedicine Association Practice Guidelines for Telemedicine Health with Children and Adolescences https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/tmj.2017.0177 1 Oct 2017https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2017.0177


There is no potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support for this program or its presenters.