T2 Psychologists Contribute to Telemental Health Practice Guide

Contributions By T2 Psychologists: Greg Kramer, Matt Mishkind & David Luxton

Telemental Health: Clinical, Technical, and Administrative Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice

Publication Date: October 4, 2012 | ISBN-10: 0124160484 | ISBN-13: 978-0124160484 | Edition: 1

Telemental Health: Clinical, Technical, and Administrative Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice is a comprehensive introduction to telemental health that explores how to
construct clinical environments appropriate for telemental health, how to improve access via telehealth technologies, and how to develop an evidence base including best practices for telemental health care and services.

Throughout the text, telemental health emerges as comparable to usual care, not a "second best" option. The thorough and insightful chapters within this book lay out the groundwork for continued research and thoughtful development of an ethical and responsible telemental health practice. Telemental Health will be an essential book for all clinical practitioners and researchers in mental health fields.

The editors, Kathleen Myers and Carolyn Turvey, are national leaders in clinical telemental health care. They asked recognized experts from T2 to contribute to the book by authoring the chapter “Managing Risk and Protecting Privacy in Telemental Health: An Overview of Legal, Regulatory, and Risk-Management Issues”.

This chapter covers some of the key risk management issues in today’s telemental health environment, and places specific emphasis on licensure, malpractice, credentialing and privileging, patient privacy, data security, informed consent, and emergency management of patients.

Following the central focus of the book, the chapter also addresses clinic-based telemental health, with a selection at the end of the chapter devoted to future TMH applications beyond the traditional clinic setting.