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Adding Teletherapy to Your Practice: Setting it Up, Managing Risk, and Working with Insurance (6CE)
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Presented by Jennifer B. Warkentin, Ph.D. $180 for MPA Members, $140 for Life Members, $90 for Student Members, $245 for Non-Members, $100 for Non-Member Students. This workshop will provide an introduction into the practical elements and legal/ethical issues involved in adding teletherapy to an existing clinical practice. Early Bird Discount - register by 3/5/19 and save $20! Sustaining Members always receive 50% off!

When: Friday, 4/5/19
9:00am - 4:30pm
Where: Courtyard Marriott - Marlborough
75 Felton Street
Marlborough, Massachusetts  01752
United States
Presenter: Jennifer B. Warkentin, Ph.D.
Contact: Lynne Casey
781-263-0080 ext 10

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Friday, April 5th, 2019 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
The Courtyard Marriott - Marlborough, MA

$180 for Members - $140 for Life Members - $90 for Student Members
$245 for Non-Members - $100 for Non-Member Students*
(*Non-Member Students must
use this form to register)

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register by March 5th and receive $20 off!
Sustaining Members ALWAYS receive 50% off

This presentation provides an introduction into the practical elements and legal/ethical issues involved in adding teletherapy to an existing clinical practice.  While there has been greater emphasis on educating psychologists about the efficacy and outcome research on teletherapy, there are fewer resources for psychologists in existing practices to tackle the practical challenges related to adding teletherapy to their list of services.  This training will build on the evidence-based knowledge psychologists have about the efficacy and effectiveness of teletherapy and provide the necessary practical knowledge to assist them in incorporating teletherapy into their practice.  Participants will be taught about important considerations related to interjurisdictional licensing, HIPAA-related privacy concerns, changes to informed consent, and other risk management strategies, so that they can continue to operate within the bounds of our Ethics Code and Massachusetts laws and regulations as they work to adopt this practice.  Finally, other practical knowledge will be included, such as choosing the necessary equipment and software platforms, how to set up the equipment to maximize their therapeutic effectiveness, considerations for billing insurance for teletherapy.

Upon completion of this presentation participants will be able to:

Describe relevant telehealth practice guidelines for psychologists;

Identify the steps required to set up a telehealth practice;

Summarize common legal and regulatory aspects of telehealth practice;

Recognize interjurisdictional licensing issues;

Summarize health plan coverage and payment issues.


Jennifer Warkentin, Ph.D. is the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) for the Massachusetts Psychological Association.  Her work includes providing professional consultations and educational materials to members, participating in various behavioral health task forces and workgroups, and engaging in legislative, regulatory, and health plan advocacy efforts.  Her clinical work focuses on the treatment and assessment of older adults.




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 any questions.

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