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What Psychologists Need to Know to Practice Telepsychology: Ethical and Practical Considerations

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

A 3-hour workshop on Friday, May 20, 2022, via Zoom

Presented by

Kenneth P. Drude, Ph.D. & Ronald Ross, Ph.D.

Workshop Description


This presentation will review and discuss what knowledge and skills psychologists need to competently and ethically practice telepsychology and resources for further learning and developing an individual professional development plan for maintaining telepractice competency. An overview of the major telebehavioral health competencies needed will be presented and what standards, guidelines, laws, and regulations apply. Information about the psychology interstate compact (PSYPACT) and the Ohio psychology laws and regulations about telepsychology will be included.


Learning Objectives


After this webinar, attendees will be able to:


  1. Identify basic knowledge and skills (competencies) needed for proficient telepsychology practice
  2. Identify and understand two of the major standards and guidelines relevant to telepsychology practice in Ohio
  3. Name two different online training resources for learning telemental health practices
  4. Know how to create a self-directed professional development plan to become proficient in telemental health
  5. Know how to legally practice telepsychology in states where not licensed and understand how PSYPACT provides a means for providing psychology services in other states where they are not licensed.


When: May 20, 2022 1:00 – 4:15pm

C.E.U. Credit & Cost: 3 hours of CEUs. Free for DAPA members and students. $65 for non-DAPA members, payable in advance by becoming a DAPA member by going to the DAPA website and paying online at https://www.daytonpsych.org .

Workshop Reservations: Call Sherry at 937-276-3356 or email her at swest@mycordell.com by Monday, Mat 16, 2022. Please have your Ohio Psychology License # (if licensed) and email address available. Registrants for the workshop will receive a link for connecting to the workshop via Zoom prior to the workshop.

Where: Online, using Zoom.

Questions:  Please address any questions to Chelsey Mahler, Psy.D., DAPA Programs Chair, at ctmahler89@gmail.com.



DAPA is an Ohio Psychological Association MCE Program provider for psychologists and is responsible for this program.



The Workshop Presenters



Kenneth Drude, Ph.D. currently has a part time telemental health practice in Ohio.  He is a past president of the Ohio Board of Psychology, a past president and finance officer of the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA)and was the editor of the DAPA newsletter for 14 years. Dr. Drude chaired the OPA committee that developed the first state psychological association telepsychology guidelines adopted by OPA in 2008.  He served on the American Telemedicine Association task force that developed the telemental health guidelines adopted in 2013 and served on the Association for State and Provincial Psychology Board task force that created the psychology interjurisdictional compact (PSYPACT).



Ron Ross, Ph.D. has been the Executive Director of the Ohio Board of Psychology since 2001. As the Board’s full-time administrator, he provides in-office leadership over the board’s day-to-day business relative to examinations, licensing, investigations, rule writing, governmental affairs, and public relations. Dr. Ross has received the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award, the ASPPB State and Provincial Service Award, and the ASPPB Ming Fisher Award.



May 20
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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via Zoom