Utilizing Tele-mental Health to Conduct Effective Clinical Practice
Tele-mental health services can expand MFTs’ positive impact on clients by increasing access to quality mental health care. As more clinicians opt to utilize technological mediums to provide services, it is important to understand the effectiveness of tele-mental health for treating various mental illnesses. The purpose of this webinar is to: 1) Provide a brief introduction for conducting tele-mental services, 2) Discuss potential ethical concerns for conducting telemedicine services, and 3) Summarize the state of tele-mental health research for treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders. We will highlight which tele-mental health practices are considered effective for each disorder, including how each compares to in-person treatment. We will conclude the presentation with practical applications for MFTs who are currently using/considering using tele-mental health.
- Participants will able to describe the foundational issues and ethical concerns for conducting tele-mental health services.
- Participants will able to specify which practices conducted via tele-mental health are effective for treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders.
- Participants will able to identify practical applications from the research for conducting tele-mental health.
Continuing Education Units
You can receive up to 2.0 CEs for this webinar series. Click Here for information on CEs. Approved for LMFTs, LPCs, and LCSWs in Wisconsin.
Dr. Blake Berryhill, LMFT
Dr. Blake Berryhill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program. Dr. Berryhill is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Berryhill's research interests include implementation and dissemination of mobile health technologies for the prevention and treatment of mental health symptomology in rural schools. Additionally, he examines the influence of family functioning on adolescent and emerging adult mental and behavioral health, self-compassion, systemic factors associated with parental school involvement. He has co-authored manuscript in such journals as Telemedicine and E-Health, Family Practice, Personal Relationships, Journal of Child and Family Studies, Child and Youth Care Forum, and Contemporary Family Therapy.
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