- Digital Seminar
- Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
- MELISSA WESTENDORF, JD, PH.D.
- PESI Inc.
- CE Available:
- No, CE credit is not available
- Product Code:
- Determine how to screen for suitable clients for telemental health services.
- Assess how to effectively manage boundary issues that might arise during telemental health services.
- Identify which therapeutic practices are conducive to telemental health services.
Screening and Suitability of the Client
Professional Boundary Considerations
- Benefits of Telehealth Services
- Evidenced-Based Research
- Patient and Setting Contraindications
- The Intake, Mental Status Exam, and Ongoing Evaluation
- Assessment with Clients
- For the Client
- For the Clinician
- Crossings versus Violations
- Recommendations for Maintaining Professional Boundaries
- Licensing Board Complaint Examples
Theoretical Considerations for Telehealth
- Issues to Consider
- Geography, Settings, Populations
- Seeking Guidance
Self-Care for the Clinician
- Evidence-Based Support
- Which Models Transition Well
- Ethics Application
- Causes of Burn Out
- Warning Signs in Therapists
- Characteristics of Effective Self-care
- Strategies and Techniques
MELISSA WESTENDORF, JD, PH.D.
Melissa Westendorf, J.D., Ph.D., is a clinical and forensic psychologist and founder of the Technology Wellness Center. As a clinician, she has provided therapy to adults and adolescents in the community and within the correctional setting. Dr. Westendorf’s forensic practice is dedicated to assessing adults and youth in either the criminal justice system or in civil matters. As a technology wellness expert, she is dedicated to assisting parents, children, adolescents, and adults on understanding the complexities of technology use and the impact on our brains, emotions, and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Westendorf’s legal training coupled with her clinical background enables her to work with individuals who are experiencing the legal ramifications of technology use.
As a proactive psychologist and educator, Dr. Westendorf is a keynote speaker at academic institutions, parent organizations, businesses and community groups, offering preventative tools and resources that educate others on how to manage technology use in a healthy manner. She is the co-author of Unplug! Raising Kids in a Technology Addicted World. She has served on the Committee for Legal Issues for the American Psychological Association and on the Psychology Examining Board for the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Westendorf has been appointed as an expert in high profile legal cases, featuring the psychological ramifications of technology use. Her expertise has been relied upon in a wide variety of articles, podcasts, radio segments, and television programming. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio), Wisconsin Public Radio, and ABC’s 20/20. She is a monthly contributor to The Morning Blend.
Financial: Melissa Westendorf is a founder of the Technology Wellness Center. She is in private practice. Dr. Westendorf receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Melissa Westendorf is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
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