Telepsychology and PSYPACT
Presented by Alex Siegel, Ph.D. ABPP
3 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.

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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  examines the APA Guidelines on Telepsychology with particular focus on competency, informed consent and confidentiality and security of the data as well as the  ASPPB Standards on Telepsychology. The presentation explores the obstacles for interjurisdictional telepsychology practice  and offers solutions for the ethical and legal interjurisdictional practice and provides a discussion of ASPPB's E.Passport, IPC and the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact, PSYPACT, which has been operational since July 2020. 


Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the APA Guidelines and ASPPB Standards for Telepsych Practice
2. Apply ethical and legal ways to provide interjurisdictional telepsychological services to patients.
3. Identify E.Passport and IPC and how psychologists can obtain an E.Passport and IPC for interjurisdictional practice under PSYPACT.
4. Explain PSYPACT and learn how to apply for authorization to practice and use it to provide interjurisdictional psychological services.
5. Discuss how many states have adopted PSYPACT at the time of this presentation.


Audience

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


About the Speaker


Dr. Alex M. Siegel
 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


General Information

Access to Webinar/Handout Materials

This is a 3-hour pre-recorded homestudy presentation. 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.

Approval

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 webinar more than 15 minutes late or logging off before the entire workshop is completed will not receive CE credits (i.e. partial credit will not be given).

References

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

https://www.asppb.net/page/PSYPACT

https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/telepsychology


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