Telebehavioral Health and the Consumer

For the Consumer: Consumers of behavioral health services, especially those in sparsely-populated regions or those who have difficulty getting to a provider, should become aware of how this technology can improve access to care. Webinar participants will learn what kinds of issues can be safely addressed by an online therapist, how they can find a qualified online therapist, how to ensure the information they share remains confidential, and what they can expect to pay for a good online therapist.

For the Provider: As telebehavioral health becomes more widespread, providers will need to become aware of several issues that govern the successful provision of online services. Webinar participants will learn about the important legal issues that relate to telehealth (e.g., licensure, informed consent, privacy/confidentiality), ethical issues (e.g., competencies, documentation, marketing), clinical issues (e.g., assessment/screening, boundaries/telepresence, handling emergencies), technical issues (e.g., technology/platform choices, cybersecurity, handling repairs), and other related information.

About the speakerDr. Marlene M. Maheu serves as the Executive Director of the Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. ( She oversees the development and delivery of professional training in behavioral health via an eLearning platform that has served consumers and clinicians from over 55 countries. The focus for Dr. Maheu has been legal and ethical risk management related to the use of technologies to better serve behavioral health patients. She has served as a consultant, researcher, author, trainer, and keynoter.  


Aug 15 2018, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT


Virtual Event