Course Description: This online text based course introduces the learner to the guidelines for the practice of telepsychology as determined by the American Psychological Association. The course materials define important terms related to telepsychology, discuss the need for guidelines, and present the eight guidelines. Application of each guideline to professional practice is also discussed.
Course Objectives (Learning Outcomes): By successfully completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Discuss the needs for telepsychology guidelines and define related terminology
- Identify and discuss the eight guidelines of telepsychology
- Discuss the application of the eight guidelines to professional practice
Course Materials: CustomCE Course 10060.pdf
Last Revision: May, 2016
Audience and Course Level: This course is appropriate for Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists who incorporate technology into their professional practice. The course level is considered introductory since it introduces the learner to telepsychology, the eight guidelines for telepsychology developed by the APA, and no prerequisite training is required.
Course Utility and Potential Risks/Conflicts: The utility of this course lies in helping practitioners better utilize technology in an ethical and professional manner. The course does not include clinical training or certification. This course is not sponsored by any commercial organizations and no potential conflicts of interest are noted.
Course Instructors: This course was developed by Chris Heffner, PsyD, PhD, LP and was reviewed by Catherine Crews, PhD, LP.
Course Materials: Materials for this course were developed by the American Psychological Association.
Publication Date: July, 2013
Format: PDF (CustomCE Course 10060.pdf)
Technical Requirements: Internet Access for Course Quiz, PDF Viewer (e.g., Acrobat Reader) for Course Materials.
Additional Requirements: None
Suggested Prerequisites: None
Custom Continuing Education, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Custom Continuing Education, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.