Event Description: Telepsychology is here to stay, whether in hybrid or fully virtual formats. Using a transtheoretical frame, this webinar will primarily focus on the clinical aspects of enhancing and maintaining motivation in teens choosing virtual therapy. A brief review of key elements of informed consent when working with teens will be followed by discussion of strategies with case examples.
1. Discuss one key element of informed consent when working with teens.
2. Identify three common challenges to effective telehealth treatment with children
3. Apply at least two strategies to successfully engage and maintain motivation of a
teen when using telepsychology.
Mary K. Alvord, PhD, is a psychologist with more than 40 years of clinical experience
and is director of Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC in Maryland. She served as the 2013 President of APA Division 46, Society of Media Psychology and Technology, and has been active in promoting telehealth in her group practice and through national trainings for more than a decade. She is founder of Resilience Across Borders, Inc., a charitable non-profit with the mission of promoting mental health and reducing barriers to treatment. She is co-author of Resilience-Builder Program for Children and Adolescents, Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens, and a forthcoming publication (Fall 2023) Action Mindset Workbook for Teens.
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Disclaimer: There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
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