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  • 2024-05-03 12:00 PM
  • 2024-05-03 3:15 PM
  • Eastern Time
  • Zoom

Presented by the National Register in Collaboration With Alvord, Baker & Associates

NOTE: This webinar is scheduled for Friday, May 3 and is a 3-hr course. This is a special clinical workshop.

Pricing for this special workshop is as follows:

  • National Register Members: $95
  • Non-National Register Members: $130
  • National Register affiliated SPTA members: $115

Webinar start time is 12:00pm ET/11am CT/10am MT/9am PT. Please register by 11:30am ET the day of the webinar.

Telehealth vs In-Person: Ethics and Strategies for Treating Those at Risk  

Drs. Mary K. Alvord and David Jobes will present key ethical considerations for telehealth in this 3-hour workshop designed to meet PSYPACT and licensure renewal requirements. Telehealth is a modality that reduces barriers to care—particularly for rural, remote, diverse, and underserved populations. Drs. Alvord and Jobes will focus on criteria to help practitioners determine when it is in the client's best interest to use in-person versus telehealth sessions, or when it's appropriate to use a hybrid model and at what point in treatment. They will also discuss how practitioners can ethically offer a range of options. Dr. Jobes will discuss commonsense suggestions for managing suicide risk and emergency situations when using telehealth as a modality. He will discuss informed consent, third parties who may be asked to assist in an emergency, and provisions for problems that may come up related to using telehealth (e.g., privacy, bad connection, wifi drops the call). Dr. Jobes will also discuss decreasing exposure to malpractice liability by doing evidence-based care and documenting the clinical work well.  

About the Presenters

Mary K. Alvord, PhD, is a psychologist and founder of Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC in Maryland with more than 40 years of clinical experience. She served as President of APA Division 46, Society of Media Psychology and Technology in 2013 and has been active in promoting internet safety and telehealth for almost 2 decades. In 2023, she served as a member of the American Psychologist Association’s Expert Panel on Social Media and Teens. She is co-author of Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens, Resilience Builder Program, and The Action Mindset Workbook for Teens: Simple CBT Skills To Help You Conquer Fear & Self Doubt & Take Steps Toward What Really Matters. 

David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP, is a Professor of Psychology, Director of the Suicide Prevention Laboratory, and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of seven books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Jobes is a past President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and the recipient of various awards for his scientific work including the 1995 AAS “Shneidman Award” (early career contribution to suicidology), the 2012 AAS “Dublin Award” (for career contributions in suicidology), and the 2016 AAS “Linehan Award” (for suicide treatment research) and the 2022 Alfred M. Wellner Award for Lifetime Achievement (for research excellence) from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is a board certified clinical psychologist (American Board of Professional Psychology). Dr. Jobes maintains a private clinical and consulting practice in Washington DC and in Maryland.  

Continuing Education Information

3 CE Credits, Instructional Level: Intermediate

3 Contact Hours (New York Board of Psychology)

Learning Objectives:

  1. List two factors regarding regulatory and interjurisdictional practice when deciding to use telehealth, hybrid, or in-person sessions. 
  2. Explain how client preferences affect decisions of care.  
  3. Discuss how to determine whether remote, in-person, or hybrid care is best-suited for the client. 
  4. Explain how to provide ethical care via telehealth with clients who are suicidal 
  5. Explain how to decrease malpractice liability through effective risk management 
  6. Explain distinct strengths and limitations of telehealth clinical work 

Please review our webinar tips and CE eligibility guidelines prior to the day of the webinar. 

The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The National Register maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0010

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