Continuing Education

Telepsychology With Children and Teens in the Age of COVID-19 (Archived)

Mary Alvord, PhD

During this unprecedented period of physical distancing, clinicians and school personnel have had to shift provision of services to video conference (VC) platforms. This webinar will focus on strategies aimed at engaging children and teens in psychotherapy, both individual and group, via VC. Dr. Alvord will provide strategies that build resilience in children and teens and will discuss essentials and ethical obligations required for telepsychology services pertinent to minors and families, highlighting key Practice Guidelines for Telemental Health with Children and Adolescents (Myers et al., 2017). Dr. Alvord will also emphasize requirements for informed consent from parents, some of whom might be separated or divorced.

Presentation Slides and additional resources mentioned in the session, including: The Trust’s Sample Informed Consent Form for Telepsychology, Dr. Alvord’s children and teens TeleMental Health via Video Conferencing Checklist. Additional resources available on the National Register’s continually updated COVID-19 Resources for Psychologists

Year 2020
Credit 1
Level Intermediate
Price $35.00
Learning Objectives
  1. Discuss two key elements of informed consent when working with children and teens.
  2. Apply at least three strategies to successfully engage a child, teen, or family when using telepsychology.
  3. Describe a plan of action for effective risk management.

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