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Psychotherapy with Teens Through Telepsychology: Enhancing Engagement and Motivation

  • 05 Dec 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Participants will receive 1 CE credit.
  • This webinar is discounted for DCPA students. Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Registrants will receive 1 continuing education credit.
  • Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.

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Event Description: Telepsychology is here to stay, whether in hybrid or fully virtual formats. Using a transtheoretical frame, this webinar will primarily focus on the clinical aspects of enhancing and maintaining motivation in teens choosing virtual therapy. A brief review of key elements of informed consent when working with teens will be followed by discussion of strategies with case examples.
Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss one key element of informed consent when working with teens.
2. Identify three common challenges to effective telehealth treatment with children
and teens.
3. Apply at least two strategies to successfully engage and maintain motivation of a
teen when using telepsychology.

Mary K. Alvord, PhD, is a psychologist with more than 40 years of clinical experience
and is director of Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC in Maryland. She served as the 2013 President of APA Division 46, Society of Media Psychology and Technology, and has been active in promoting telehealth in her group practice and through national trainings for more than a decade. She is founder of Resilience Across Borders, Inc., a charitable non-profit with the mission of promoting mental health and reducing barriers to treatment. She is co-author of Resilience-Builder Program for Children and Adolescents, Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens, and a forthcoming publication (Fall 2023) Action Mindset Workbook for Teens.

Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology. (2013). The American Psychologist,
68(9), 791–800.
Myers et al (2017) Practice Guidelines for Telemental Health with Children and

Pierce, Perrin, P. B., Tyler, C. M., McKee, G. B., & Watson, J. D. (2021). The COVID-19
telepsychology revolution: A national study of pandemic-based changes in U.S.
mental health care delivery. The American Psychologist, 76(1), 14–25.

Disclaimer: District of Colombia Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. DCPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

*DCPA Refund Policy:   Refund requests more than one week prior to the webinar should be sent to  If the request comes within one week of the webinar, only credit will be offered.

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