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  • July 17, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • via Zoom webinar


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Webinar Description

This two-hour webinar will take viewers through telepsychology fundamentals, including operational definitions, clinical examples, implementation strategies, and information regarding risk management. What types of technology do I want to use to deliver care to clients? What services should I offer remotely? How can I mitigate risks? What are considerations specific to delivering services during COVID-19? These questions and other fundamentals will be addressed. The speaker will offer guidance to psychologists who have begun offering services in response to COVID-19, and are examining the role of telepsychology in the future. The discussion will include video demonstrations. Time in the webinar will be divided between lecture, demonstration videos, and live Q&A with participants.

Learning Objectives

After completing the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify three important criteria in selecting a videoconferencing product.
  • Recognize three key legal and ethical issues to consider when delivering remote care. 
  • Identify three common threats to information security, privacy and confidentiality when delivering care remotely. 
  • Identify three best practices in delivering remote care specifically during COVID-19.

About the Speaker

Dr. Smucker Barnwell, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides evidence based psychotherapy and consultation in the greater Seattle and Eastside areas. Her research and publication interests focus on the ethical intersection of technology and evidence-based therapies.

Dr. Smucker Barnwell delivers services in her offices in the Queen Anne and Madrona neighborhoods of Seattle. She also delivers telehealth services to clients using a diversity of technologies, including videoconferencing, mobile applications, telephone and others. She provides workshops and trainings on a diversity of topics, including telehealth, virtual reality therapies, mindfulness, and other topics. Dr. Smucker Barnwell also delivers telehealth consultation to large-scale providers (e.g., hospital systems, corporations), universities, and individual practitioners.

Dr. Smucker Barnwell is a partner of Seattle Psychology, PLLC. She is the former Director of Telehealth Training and Education for VA Puget Sound Health Care System. She is the former Chair of the Washington State Psychological Foundation, and consultant to the Washington State Psychological Association Telehealth Committee. Dr. Smucker Barnwell served on the Joint APA/ASPPB/APAIT Telepsychology Taskforce, writing the APA Guidelines to Telepsychology. She has consulted on the American Telemedicine Association guidelines for pediatric telehealth, and has contributed to various other national committees regarding telehealth and technology in health care. She works as a consultant to a diversity of behavioral health technology companies, universities, and private practitioners.

Dr. Smucker Barnwell received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California. She also holds degrees from Harvard University and Wellesley College. She completed her internship at the West Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, and later completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education at Seattle VA. Dr. Smucker Barnwell has worked in the field of telemedicine as Associate Director of Evaluation at Free & Clear, Inc. and DatStat, Inc.

Continuing Education Credits          

This intermediate-level workshop is intended for post-doctorate-level psychologists; however, other licensed health and mental health care providers are welcome to attend.  This workshop is sponsored by the Idaho Psychological Association. The Idaho Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Idaho Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Two (2.0) continuing education credits (1.5 in ethics) will be available to psychologists for full attendance of this webinar.   

Other health/mental health professionals
This workshop provides a total of 2.0 contact hours.  Attendance letters will be provided. Contact your board or professional association for your specific CE requirements.       

Important please read:  CE credit/attendance letters will be provided only to individuals who attend the full webinar, pass the post-test with a score of 80% (in 2 attempts) and complete the workshop evaluation.  Even if you are not new to the technology, plan to log-in early to give yourself wiggle room, as Zoom recently has made some security updates that may require a few extra minutes of log-in time. 

Registrants will receive electronic handouts and log-in information for the webinar a few days before the event via email.  Please watch for that message. 

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