Master Lecture: Practice in the Age of Telepsychology with Deborah C. Baker, JD, Jana Martin, PhD, Alex Siegel, JD, PhD

CE Credit: 1.5

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Length: 1 hour 40 minutes

Deborah C. Baker, JD, Jana Martin, PhD, Alex Siegel, JD, PhD

This program looks at the increasingly dynamic field of telepsychological practice.  Panelists will provide an overview of the key principles identified in the APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology -- developed jointly by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of State and Provincial Psychological Boards (ASPPB) and the Trust.  Presenters will outline risk management considerations for telepractice, examine the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) to facilitate telepractice across state lines and highlight relevant laws, regulations and other policies relating to issues of informed consent, insurance coverage mandates, and privacy and security considerations.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify critical professional, legal and ethical issues in providing telepsychological services as outlined in the APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology
  • Discuss and consider potential regulatory mechanisms considered by licensing boards for overseeing telepsychology practice, including interjurisdictional practice, to ensure patient access and safety
  • Evaluate patient confidentiality, privacy and security concerns, and  payer policy issues specific to telehealth care practice

Deborah C. Baker, JD is the Director, Legal & Regulatory Policy at the Office of Legal & Regulatory Affairs, APA Practice Directorate - American Psychological Association

Jana Martin, PhD, is the CEO of the The Trust. She is a Past-President of the California Psychological Association and for many years maintained a private psychology practice in Long Beach.

Alex Siegel, JD, PhD, is a Past-President of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and is the current ASPPB Director of Professional Affairs.

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California Psychological Association