Telebehavioral Health: Foundations in Theory and Practice for Graduate Learners provides readers with a comprehensive overview of telebehavioral health, including definitions and concepts, the benefits and barriers associated with practice, and an interprofessional framework for telebehavioral health competencies. The competencies outlined help readers develop an engaged, ethical, and effective telebehavioral health practice.
The book discusses and provides examples of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes involved in the seven telebehavioral health competency domains. The chapters include differentiated content for novice, proficient, and authority practitioners throughout, allowing readers to adjust their exposure, in terms of depth and breadth, to each topical area. The text provides an overview of the characteristics and practices unique to telebehavioral health treatment, guidance for competent evaluation and care, review of legal and regulatory issues related to the use of technology, valuable insight for telepractice development, and more.
Designed to help practitioners thoughtfully consider the use of technology to support optimal therapeutic experiences for their patients, Telebehavioral Health is an ideal text for students within the discipline. It can also serve as a beneficial reference for novice and seasoned practitioners.
Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D. is the executive director of the Telebehavioral Health Institute and lead author the CTiBS telebehavioral health competencies, published in 2017.
Kenneth P. Drude, Ph.D. is an outpatient private psychologist in Dayton, Ohio, and a member of the Ohio Board of Psychology.
Crystal Merrill, Ph.D., LCSW-C, LCSW, LGSW is a clinical and generalist social worker and a faculty member for Capella University’s School of Public Service Leadership.
Joanne E. Callan, PhD, ABPP is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Alliant International University and a training/supervising analyst at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center.
Donald M. Hilty, M.D. serves as the associate chief of staff of mental health of the Northern California Veterans Administration Health Care System.