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Jeffrey Barnett Recorded Webinar: Ethics

1.5 CE credits earned with successful completion of the Post Webinar Quiz

Title:  Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Considerations in Behavioral Telehealth


Presenter:  Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Psychology and the Director of Practitioner Masters programs at Loyola University, Maryland.


Learning Objectives (At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to):


  1. Describe the various technologies that may be integrated into mental health practice.
  2. Explain the potential benefits and limitations of each of these technologies.
  3. Articulate the ethics and legal issues and challenges relevant to behavioral telehealth.
  4. List effective strategies for the effective and ethical practice of behavioral telehealth.


Abstract:  Various technologies may be integrated into mental health practice, both for administrative and clinical purposes. These include the telephone, e-mail, text messaging, Apps, and interactive televideo communications. The relative merits of each for augmenting in-person treatment as well as as the sole medium for providing professional services across distances will be reviewed along with their potential limitations and challenges. Ethics and legal issues and concerns regarding integrating these various technologies into practice will be addressed and recommendations for the effective, ethical, and legal practice of behavioral telehealth will be made.


About the presenter:

Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland and the Director of Practitioner Masters programs there. For the past 29 years he has maintained a private practice near Annapolis, Maryland. He is a licensed psychologist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology and in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Additionally, he is a Distinguished Practitioner of Psychology in the National Academies of Practice and a Fellow of five divisions of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Barnett is a Past President of the Maryland Psychological Association and three divisions of the American Psychological Association and he is a past chair of the APA Ethics Committee. Presently, he is the Vice Chair of the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists and Vice Chair of the ABPP Ethics Committee.


Dr. Barnett has numerous publications and presents regularly on ethics, legal, and professional practice issues for mental health professionals. His recent books include Billing and Collecting for your Mental Health Practice (2011, APA Books; with Steve Walfish), Ethics Desk Reference for Counselors (2010, ACA Books with Brad Johnson), Ethics Desk Reference for Psychologists (2008, APA Books with Brad Johnson), and Financial Success in Mental Health Practice (2008, APA Books with Steve Walfish). Dr. Barnett’s areas of professional interest include ethics and professional issues for mental health professionals and trainees to include self-care and psychological wellness, mentoring, advocacy, leadership, business success in practice and entrepreneurship, and the roles of technology and social media in practice.  He has received numerous awards in recognition of his contributions to the profession of psychology including the 2009 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Independent Practice of Psychology, the 2011 APA Outstanding Ethics Educator Award, and the 2011 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring from APA’s Division of Psychotherapy. His CV can be accessed at


Item No: JBRW
Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $35.00

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