Teletherapy Practice: What You Didn’t Know You Don’t Know

Course Materials

Unit 1: “Appropriateness for Telehealth”
Unit 2: Risk-Benefit Analysis and “F2F” Pre-Assessment
Module 2: Vital Tech and HIPAA Considerations
Unit 3: Safety Planning
Unit 1: Using Email and Texting With Clients
Unit 2: Selecting Videoconferencing Software
Module 3: Less-Discussed Points About Therapy via Video
Unit 1: Positioning, Eye Contact, and Preventing Fatigue
Unit 2: Online Disinhibition Effect
Module 4: Practice Resources


  • American Counseling Association. (2014). Code of Ethics . Alexandria, VA: Author.
  • Suler, J. (1999). Psychotherapy in Cyberspace A Five Dimensional Model of Online and Computer-mediated Psychotherapy [PDF]. Author. Retrieved June 9, 2021, from
  • Suler, J. (2004). The Online Disinhibition Effect. Retrieved June 9, 2021, from
  • US Dept. of Health and Human Services. (2006). HIPAA Administrative Simplification . Washington, DC: Author.
  • US Dept. of Health and Human Services. (2013). HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule . Washington, DC: Author.

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