Getting Started With Online Therapy

Did you know that a large factor affecting clinical outcomes for telemental health work is the therapist’s comfort and familiarity with both the technology and the procedures/protocols being used? In other words, training and deliberate practice have a very big impact on outcomes.

To address this, Person Centered Tech is pleased to present the following collection of articles about online therapy. Click an arrow or title below to see a summary of the article and a link to open it. Person Centered Tech has been publishing free articles on technology in mental health practice since 2012. We also offer a continuing education course on getting started with online therapy, which contains most of these articles. These articles are meant to help kick start your understanding; we also offer a full Telemental Health Certificate Program for a deeper dive into the topic.  In addition, we have more convenient and reasonably-priced packages of CE courses on this and other topics.

Considering the Legal/Ethical Side of Online Therapy

 1) How to Get Started With a Telemental Health Practice
 2) To Practice Telemental Health, Am I Required to Receive Training?
 3) Can I Practice “Skype Therapy” Across State Lines?
 4) International Online Therapy: What to Know Before You Go (and Start Doing It)

Considering the Tech/Clinical Side of Online Therapy

 5) How Skype Became Software Non-Grata, and Other Tech Will, Too
 6) When Online Therapy Video Sessions Go Glitchy: Some Tips
 7) Making Eye Contact Over Video in Telemental Health Services

 Going Further

Legality and Permissibility to Practice Across Jurisdictions in the United States worksheet

now available with

Cross-Border Practice in the Age of Telehealth: Interstate and International Mental Health Practice, 2021 Edition

All new content reflecting the updated details for 2021. 2 CE credit hours. 

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