Kenneth Drude, Ph.D. has a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Illinois. His telemental health interests include the training, legal regulation and ethics of telemental health practice. He chaired an Ohio Psychological Association Communications & Technology Committee that developed the first psychological association telepsychology guidelines in the United States in 2008. Dr. Drude served on the Ohio Psychological Association governing board for 28 years in various elected offices, as editor of The Ohio Psychologist and chaired several committees. He participated in the writing of the Ohio Board of Psychology telepsychology rules and currently is serving a second 5-year term on that board. He was a member of the APA ASPPB APAIT Joint Telepsychology Task Force and the ASPPB Telepsychology Task Force. He is an active member of the American Telemedicine Association Telemental Health SIG and was a participant in developing guidelines for video based telemental health services using computer and mobile technologies. He is currently the secretary for the Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science.
He has over 40 years of experience providing psychological services to adults, children, and families. He has work experience in clinical and management positions in community mental health centers, a state mental hospital, a children’s hospital, a university doctorate psychology program, private practice, a social service agency and a nursing home. Currently Dr. Drude provides outpatient psychological services in a general private practice in Dayton, Ohio.