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Therapy Show

Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Marlene Maheu is a licensed psychologist and the founder of the Telebehavioral Health Institute. She is the originator of the Framework for Telebehavioral Health Competencies for Ethical Telebehavioral Health and Online Counseling. Dr. Maheu is the author of many books, including A Practioner’s Guide to Telemental Health: How to Conduct Legal, Ethical and Evidenced-Based Telepractice.

Telebehavioral Health is a remote mental health service where the delivery of mental health care services uses technology, such as videoconferencing, computer programs, and mobile applications, led by mental health providers, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists. Recently, there has been an increase in Telebehavioral Health services. Because physical contact with mental health clients is generally not necessary, it seems that this type of mental health service is a good fit for mental health practices. The use of large computer screens may actually enhance the level of communication between the client and the clinician. If a person is concerned about the stigma associated with going to the office of a mental health provider, they can meet with that provider remotely. Due to the shortage of mental health providers, having the opportunity to see individuals remotely may actually make it easier for clinicians to see more clients.

Telebehavioral Health on Twitter: @telepsychology

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