The Utah Psychological Association and The Nevada Psychological Association Present:
3 CE Credits
April 9, 2021
2:00 to 5:15 pm
Due to covid-19 pandemic, this workshop will be presented as a live, virtual presentation via Zoom webinar. Participants will be able to communicate with the presenter in real-time during the course of instruction.
Telepsychology and PSYPACT
About the Workshop
The presentation will cover the need and rationale for allowing psychologists to use electronic communications interjurisdictionally to provide telepsychological services ethically and legally to patients. It will briefly examine the APA Guidelines on Telepsychology with particular focus on competency, informed consent and confidentiality and security of the data as well as the ASPPB Standards on Telepsychology. The presentation will explore the obstacles for interjurisdictional telepsychology practice and offer solutions for the ethical and legal interjurisdictional practice and provide a discussion of ASPPB's E.Passport, IPC and the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact, PSYPACT, which has been operational since July 2020.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the APA Guidelines and ASPPB Standards for Telepsych Practice
2. Apply ethical and legal ways to provide interjurisdictional telepsychological services to patients.
3. Identify E.Passport and IPC and how psychologists can obtain an E.Passport and IPC for interjurisdictional practice under PSYPACT.
4. Explain PSYPACT and learn how to apply for authorization to practice and use it to provide interjurisdictional psychological services.
5. Discuss how many states have adopted PSYPACT at the time of this presentation.
This presentation is intended for psychologists, other licensed mental health providers, and graduate students of psychology.
About the Speaker
Dr. Alex M. Siegel is an attorney and clinical psychologist. Three different Pennsylvania Governors (Ridge, Schweiker and Rendell) appointed Dr. Siegel to the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology. He served on the Board for 13 years, 6 of which as Chair of the State Board. Dr. Siegel was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). He was also elected President of ASPPB in 2008. Currently, Dr. Siegel is the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) for ASPPB. In his role as DPA, he serves as a liaison between ASPPB and state and national psychological associations. He provides training to new members of psychology licensing boards in the U.S. and the colleges of psychology in Canada. He was staff to the APA/ASPPB/APAIT joint task force on telepsychology and to the ASPPB task force on regulations for interjurisdictional telepsychological practice. He was a member of the PSYPACT task force. He is also Chair of the ASPPB Model Act and Regulations Committee (MARC). In addition, Dr. Siegel consults with state governments, attorneys, courts and maintains a small clinical and forensic practice.
Dr. Siegel's CV.
Early Bird, before April 1, 2021: $75
Regular Registration, April 1 or later: $85
Early Bird, before April 1, 2021: $85
Regular Registration, April 1 or later: $95
UPA Student Members: $0
Non Members, Student or Resident: $15
Or call Teresa Bruce to register by phone: 801-410-0337.
Cancellations with full refund within one week of event.