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 Utah Psychological Association

Looking Through a Multidimensional Lens When Providing Telepsychology

  • October 14, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Livestream event via Zoom

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Looking Through a Multidimensional Lens When Providing Telepsychology

3.0 CE Credit Hours

Course Overview:

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 provide a discussion of ASPPB's E.Passport and the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact, PSYPACT. The presentation will explore the obstacles for interjurisdictional telepsychology practice, ethical, legal and risk management issues such practice and potential solutions to such challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe what PSYPACT is and what it allows psychologists to do.
  • Describe the status of PSYPACT with respect to participating states and upcoming dates of implementation.
  • Identify ethical and legal issues involved with providing psychological services across jurisdictional borders.
  • Describe the difference between a risk management and regulatory approach with the use of telepsychology.

Presenters Biographies:

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.

Mariann Burnetti-Atwell, PsyD, ASPPB Chief Executive Officer
Mariann Burnetti-Atwell, PsyD, serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. Before assuming this position, Dr. Burnetti-Atwell served as the Senior Vice President of Behavior Health Services for the national correctional healthcare company, Corizon Health. For the 15 years prior to that role, Dr. Burnetti-Atwell provided behavioral health and administrative leadership to the State of Missouri in a variety of leadership roles within the Departments of Corrections and Social Services. In addition, she served on the Missouri State Committee of Psychologists through the appointments of two Missouri Governors.

Daniel O. Taube earned his JD/PhD from Villanova University and Hahnemann University (1985 and 1987, respectively), as a member of the Joint Psychology and Law Graduate Program. He is Professor Emeritus at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Francisco, is currently a member of The American Insurance Trust’s Risk Management team, and regularly consults across the country with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns. His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection and addictions.

Workshop Location:

Live, virtual webinar via Zoom webinar.

REGISTRATION:

   UPA Members Non-Members of UPA 
 On or before October 7, 2022  $75  $125
 After October 7, 2022 $100   $150

 UPA Student/Resident Members Non-Member Students /Residents
 No Charge  $15


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