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Monday, September 29, 2014

Episode 16: Ethics and Telepsychology (Part 2)

John welcomes Dr. Marlene Maheu back for Part 2 of Ethics and Telepsychology.  The podcast starts out with a vignette on practicing psychology over state lines using telepsychology.  John and Marlene review important aspects of informed consent, privacy and security laws, documentation, and interstate practice.  Marlene gives a variety of tips, including the need to utilize a risk management tool for telepsychology practice, additional components of informed consent, and the need to document more information.

At the end of the podcast, the listener will be able to:

1. Explain two important interjurisdictional issues with telepsychology.
2. Described three important components of informed consent with telepsychology.
3. List one relevant security law and one relevant security law related to the practice of telepsychology.

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Or listen directly below

Resources for Episode 16

HIPAA Security Standards: Technical Safeguards

HIPAA Risk Assessment Tool: HHS & HealthIT.gov

Gros, D. F., Yoder, M., Tuerk, P. W., Lozano, B. E., & Acierno, R. (2011). Exposure therapy for PTSD delivered to veterans via telehealth: Predictors of treatment completion and outcome and comparison to treatment delivered in person. Behavior Therapy, 42, 276-283.
doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2010.07.005

Harris, E., & Younggren, J. N. (2011). Risk management in the digital world.
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42, 412-418.
doi: 10.1037/a0025139