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621 How Therapists Can Thrive Online

Marlene Maheu

Marlene Maheu • Sunday All Day

Looking to earn a successful living online? Not only do many therapists want to take advantage of new online possibilities for reaching potential consumers and clients, they probably need to get up to speed on the legal, ethical, and technical issues to stay afloat. Yet, most clinicians often don’t know where to get reliable information or how to proceed.

This workshop will provide a solid primer on legal and ethical issues of greatest concern. You’ll learn how to begin incorporating the new technologies and you’ll leave with practical solutions to the problems related to Skype, Facebook, Google, videoconferencing, licensing, and practicing over state lines, informed consent, and HIPAA, if you want to practice therapy online. The second half of this workshop will focus on how to legally and ethically develop alternative streams of income by researching, authoring, and marketing self-help products and services for substantial profit. You’ll learn how to develop and market an ebook quickly and easily, how to leverage the ebook into media interviews, an iPhone app, consultation, and many more tips and secrets to online profits from the comfort of your home, mountain retreat, or seaside villa.

Marlene Maheu, Ph.D., a pioneer in telehealth since 1994, is executive director of the TeleMental Health Institute. She’s written two foundational textbooks in telehealth and online therapy, developed the first online consumer portal for psychology worldwide (SelfhelpMagazine.com), and chaired the first telehealth-related taskforce at the American Psychological Association. To learn more, visit http://www.telementalhealth.com.