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Logistics of Telehealth: Ethics and Legality of Psychological Practice

  • 18 Dec 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • DCPA members will receive 3 continuing education credits
  • This webinar is free for DCPA students. Please use your student email to register.
  • Registrants will receive 3 continuing education credits.
  • Registrants who would like to attend but do not need continuing education credits.

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Event Description:  

Telehealth has seen a steady increase in usage over the last decade, with exponential adoption in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist psychological providers in their use of telehealth, this webinar will discuss the most pertinent ethical and legal considerations for how to conduct an evidence-informed telepractice.

Jonathan Perle, PhD, ABPP will discuss logistical factors including licensing and jurisdiction, cross-state practice, informed consent, and data security. Using the latest research from peer reviewed journals and books; as well as best practices from governmental, psychological, and telehealth-focused organizations, this presentation will provide an evidence-informed, credible, and applicable discussion for psychological providers.

*3 Continuing Education Credits are available**

Learning Objectives:

1) Identify and detail at least three of the common ethical and/or legal considerations for telehealth-based practice.

2) Describe considerations with cross-state telehealth-based practice.


Jonathan Perle, PhD, ABPP is a board-certified clinical child and adolescent psychologist, and Assistant Professor of clinical psychology. He has significant experience providing clinical assessment and interventions within diverse clinical settings (e.g., medical centers, primary care, schools, university clinics) and roles (e.g., interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, outpatient, inpatient).

In addition to his current responsibilities that include teaching, supervising, mentoring, and conducting research, Dr. Perle provides both face-to-face and virtual psychological care at a multi-specialty practice. Beginning in his graduate education and spanning his ongoing career, Dr. Perle has studied, written about, and taught about telehealth modalities. Combined works have resulted in multiple peer-reviewed publications, articles in national periodicals, professional presentations, collaborative projects, consultative services, a forthcoming book from Routledge publishing, and his design and implementation of one of the first recognized telehealth-specific doctoral-level courses for clinical psychology students.

Dr. Perle has also been recognized as a psychological innovator by the American Psychological Association’s Monitor for his work designing an evidence-based and HIPAA-compliant smartphone application related to parent management training. In addition to serving as a reviewer for multiple journals, he serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Technology in Behavioral Sciences.

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