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Description - A Practitioner's Guide to Telemental Health by David D. Luxton

As telecommunication technologies and health apps become more ubiquitous and affordable, they expand opportunities for behavioural and mental health professionals to provide quality care. Telemental health now encompasses the full range of services, including assessment, treatment delivery, psychoeducation, supervision, and consultation.

Many of the skills needed for competent telepractice are the same as in conventional in-office care. However, physical distance as well as technology itself can create challenges to safe and ethical practice. For instance, when conducting suicide assessment and intervention via videoconferencing, the clinician must be prepared to involve emergency or support services at the patient's location, while providing all the usual treatment documentation and follow-up. Such challenges are manageable when following the best practices outlined in this book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781433822278
ISBN-10: 143382227X
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: American Psychological Association
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David D. Luxton

David D. Luxton, PhD, is director of Luxton Labs LLC, a behavioural health technologies research and development company, and affiliate associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA.Eve-Lynn Nelson, PhD, is a professor of pediatrics and telemedicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), where she directs the KU Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth. She also serves as the research liaison for the KU Institute for Community Engagement.Marlene M. Maheu, PhD, is a consultant, trainer, author, and researcher. She is the executive director of the TeleMental Health Institute, Inc.

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