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Author Luxton, David D., author

Title A practitioner's guide to telemental health : how to conduct legal, ethical, and evidence-based telepractice / David D. Luxton, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Eve-Lynn Nelson, University of Kansas Medical Center, Marlene M. Maheu, TeleMental Health Institute, Inc
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2016
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Description 1 online resource ( xiv, 154 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Concepts, principles, and benefits of telemental health -- Overview of telemental health technologies -- Ethical, legal, and other risk management considerations -- Establishing a telemental health practice -- Safety planning and emergency management -- Providing direct clinical care -- Conducting psychological assessments during telemental health -- Telesupervision and training in telepractice -- Ethical telepractice with diverse populations -- Conclusion
Summary "As telecommunication technologies and health apps become more ubiquitous and affordable, they expand opportunities for behavioral and mental health professionals to provide quality care. Telemental health now encompasses the full range of services, including assessment, treatment delivery, psychoeducation, supervision, and consultation. Many of the skills needed for competent telepractice are the same as in conventional in-office care. However, physical distance as well as technology itself can create challenges to safe and ethical practice. For instance, when conducting suicide assessment and intervention via videoconferencing, the clinician must be prepared to involve emergency or support services at the patient's location, while providing all the usual treatment documentation and follow-up. Such challenges are manageable when following the best practices outlined in this book. Readers will learn how to: conduct telepractice within legal, regulatory, and ethical boundaries; safeguard clients' privacy and ensure the security of their data; make a safety plan that can be enacted from a distance; and establish therapeutic rapport via videoconference. This practical guide focuses on conducting psychological services with videoconferencing as the primary platform. Whether offering telepractice as an add-on or as the primary mode of care delivery, mental health professionals will find this book an essential resource for getting started"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Medical telematics.
Telecommunication in medicine.
Mental health services.
Mental Health Services.
Form Electronic book
Author Nelson, Eve-Lynn, author
Maheu, Marlene M., author
ISBN 9781433822278 (print edition)
143382227X (print edition)
9781433822285 (electronic bk.)
1433822288 (electronic bk.)