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Amy Marschall, PsyD
12 Hours 19 Minutes
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Sioux Falls Psychological Services
Dr. Amy Marschall, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in South Dakota. Dr. Marschall works primarily with children and adolescents, adopting telemental health strategies early into her clinical practices, and is a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH). In 2016, Dr. Marschall helped develop a telemental health task force at Sioux Falls Psychological Services to develop an ethical and effective model to provide telehealth services to individuals living in rural South Dakota without access to mental health resources. Dr. Marschall co-developed and presented a six-hour seminar on ethical and legal guidelines for telemental health in 2017 and has been providing these services in South Dakota since this time.
Financial: Amy Marschall works in a group practice. She also maintains a website to share therapy resources with parents and other clinicians. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Amy Marschall has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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- Appraise the legal and ethical challenges posed by telehealth for mental health professionals in a clinical setting.
- Specify youth safety and HIPAA compliance challenges associated with telemental health and its clinical implications.
- Analyze the evidence supporting the effectiveness of telemental health for children, adolescents, and families as it relates to clinical treatment.
- Analyze and differentiate utilization of technology in your sessions, both the hardware and software of telehealth.
- Inspect the unique policies and procedures considerations for telehealth and the clinical implications.
- Evaluate adaptions with telemental health for child, adolescent and families to improve clinical outcomes.
- Appraise privacy, security and confidentiality concerns related to technology use in clinical practice.
- Differentiate how client expectations differ for telehealth as compared to in-person therapy and what that means for clinical treatment.
- Assess and implement therapeutic game interventions in a telehealth environment.
- Assess and implement non-directive play therapy techniques in a telehealth environment.
- Assess and implement talk therapy techniques with children and adolescents in a telehealth setting.
- Cultivate effective skills for group, family or parenting therapy in a telemental health setting.
- Benefits vs. Risks to children of using telemental practices and the internet in general
- Dependency concerns
- Telemental health as a business
- Current research in support and pitfalls of telemental health
- Multicultural & Environmental factors
Legal & Ethical Considerations
- Review and Adoption of Code of Ethics
- Legal implications of practising across state lines
- Your privacy and data security considerations
- HIPAA compliance for kids & their parents
- Articulating and managing boundaries
Logistics: Setting up & Practicing Telehealth
- Technology competence for the clinician
- Computer, hardware and software recommendations
- Internet connectivity, encryption & privacy protections
- Developing the practice of clinical telemental health
- Explaining telemental health to youth & their parents
Informed Consent & Special Issues
- How is consent different with telemental health?
- Informed consent & intake process
- Addressing patient privacy
- Optimal office setup for Zoom
- Adapting counselling/therapy theory and techniques to telemental health
Safety Planning – For You & Your Patient
- Suitability screening for your client
- Patient age guidelines
- Policies and procedures that protect yourself, your license and the client
- Emergency and crisis action plans
- Addressing self-harm & suicidal ideations
- Telehealth options for young children (under five)
- Delivery methods and platforms for squirmy or disengaged kids
- Severe decompensation
- Practical & strategic solutions for family parenting skills’ sessions
Navigating Traditional vs. Digital Talk Therapy Interventions
- CBT techniques that work onscreen
- Worksheets & Homework
- Digital activities that elevate traditional interventions
- Reading therapeutic children’s books
- Team Building Exercises
- Frustration Tolerance Exercises
Adapting Play Therapy with Online Games
- Chess & enhancing technical limitations to improve therapy
- Pictionary & other art therapy modalities
- Connect Four, Uno & engaging kids with physical objects
- Zoom & Non-directive play therapy
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