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2-Part Professional Affairs Update: Teletherapy (2CE) and Professional Wills (2CE)
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A Two-Part Professional Affairs Update presented by MPA's Director of Professional Affairs, Jennifer B. Warkentin, Ph.D. Dr. Warkentin will present two 2CE workshops on (1) Teletherapy and (2) Professional Wills and Recordkeeping. Register here for one or both events! Each event is $50 for Members, $35 for Life Members, $25 for Student Members, $100 for Non-Members, or $45 for Non-Member Students. Sustaining Members ALWAYS receive 50% off their registration fee!

When: Friday, 6/16/17
8:30am - 1:00pm
Where: MPA Offices
195 Worcester Street, Suite 303
Wellesley, MA  02481
United States
Presenter: Jennifer B. Warkentin, Ph.D., MPA Director of Professional Affairs
Contact: Lynne Casey
781-263-0080 ext 10

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Friday, June 16th, 2017 from 8:30am - 10:30am
MPA Offices in Wellesley, MA
(directions available here)

Friday, June 16th, 2017 from 11:00am - 1:00pm
MPA Offices in Wellesley, MA
(directions available here)


$50 for MPA Members - $35 for Life Members - $25 for Student Members
$100 for Non-Members - $45 for Non-Member Students*
(Online Registration is not available for non-member students, please use this form)


About Session One

How to Add Teletherapy to Your Practice: Setting it up, Managing Risk, and Working with Insurance (2CE)

This presentation will focus on how to add teletherapy to an existing practice, but will also touch on how to set up a teletherapy-only practice.  We’ll review the research on teletherapy effectiveness and plans to address licensure issues and best practices.  There will be a discussion of setting up equipment and available software platforms that are HIPAA-compliant.  Finally, we will cover risk management and necessary alterations to informed consents, as well as coding and billing health plans for the service.

Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to:

Describe relevant telehealth practice guidelines for psychologists

Summarize health plan coverage and payment issues

Describe interjurisdictional licensing issues

Summarize common ethical, legal, and regulatory aspects of telehealth practice


About Session Two:

Planning Ahead for Expected and Unexpected Absences in Your Practice: Creating a Professional Will and an Emergency Plan, and Preparing Records for Leave of Absence or Retirement (2CE)

This presentation will focus on how to create a professional will and an emergency back-up plan for notifying patients, managing records, covering treatment during an unexpected absences, such as serious illness or other medical condition, lengthy delay in returning home while traveling abroad, or death.  It will also examine how to prepare records for expected absences, such as maternity leave, family caretaking, and retirement.

Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to:

Describe relevant guidelines and key components of a professional will

Describe recommended steps in preparing records for a brief or extended absence

Summarize relevant ethical and legal requirements for professional wills and long-term storage of records

Summarize key components of an emergency response plan


About the Presenter

Jennifer Warkentin, Ph.D. is the Director of Professional Affairs for the Massachusetts Psychological Association and her clinical work focuses on geriatrics.  She recently served as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Psychology at the University of New Hampshire for 4 years and has experience in a broad range of clinical settings.



This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association.  MPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Please note that this event must be attended in its entirety in order to receive credit.  Partial credit will not be granted, no exceptions.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Fee minus $30 administrative charge if cancelled 5 or more business days prior to event.  No refund if cancelled less than 5 business days before event. 

This continuing education event is appropriate for psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed social workers and other licensed mental health professionals, though credit is only available to psychologists.  Please contact MPA if you have questions.





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