Title: Telehealth for Evidence-Based Treatments: Clinical & Ethical Applications
Recorded on April 9, 2020
Featuring: Jami Furr, PhD and Rachel Busman, PsyD, ABPP
Rachel Busman, Psy.D., ABPP is the senior director of the Anxiety Disorders Center and director of the Selective Mutism Service at the Child Mind Institute. She leads a team of clinicians providing evaluation and innovative treatment to children with selective mutism. Dr. Busman is Past President of the Selective Mutism Association, the nation’s largest network of professionals, families, and individuals with selective mutism.
Jami Furr, Ph.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Senior Psychologist in the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Program, and the Selective Mutism Program at the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University (FIU). She is the President of the Selective Mutism Association, a nonprofit organization promoting awareness and resources regarding selective mutism to professionals, educators, and families.
Prior to COVID-19, telehealth was often used as an alternative to in-person care, to maintain continuity of care, or in combination. Given the current climate of COVID-19 and the rapidly changing landscape of treatment implementation, telehealth has become the go-to method of delivery for mental health services. Telehealth has become useful for providing cognitive behavioral therapy to young children to adults, and in various formats (i.e., individual, group, intensive). This quick demand for telehealth need has also placed pressure on improving regulations and laws related to telehealth within and across state lines. This webinar will describe examples of how telehealth can be used to provide evidence-based care in clinical and research settings for a variety of disorders and presentations. Examples of cases using telehealth with evidence-based treatments will be presented. Ethical considerations when using telehealth such as consenting, privacy, HIPAA compliance, interjurisdictional practice, and appropriateness of clients for telehealth services, particularly the changes that may have occurred regarding COVID-19.
- Present current research base and clinical practice of telehealth for evidence-based treatments.
- Describe adaptations to treatment when conducting evidence-based care via telehealth.
- Discuss ethical considerations and privacy concerns when implementing evidence-based care via telehealth.
This webinar is eligible for 1 CE/CME. Read more information on CE/CME here: https://adaa.org/education/ce-credits