Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association

Upcoming events

    • 03/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Friends Hospital, 4641 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19124
    • 130

    In the past number of years, an interest has developed in providing psychotherapy in an electronic fashion. In most instances, it is anticipated that there will be no personal contact during the course of treatment. The interest in providing such virtual psychotherapy, often referred to as teletherapy, is based upon a combination of providing needed services; increasing practice; and financial considerations. The regulation of licensed mental health professionals is conducted on a state by state basis. Although there are some differences that exist in federal agencies, on the state level, each licensee is controlled by their respective licensing board in their respective state. In this regard, differences in licensing board regulations exists between states, and, at times, among licensing boards located within the same state.

    This three hour Continuing Education Seminar shall explore the current state of the practice of teletherapy in Pennsylvania. At the close of the meeting, the attendees shall be able to discern if teletherapy is allowed in Pennsylvania; what are the rules and regulations associated with conducting teletherapy in Pennsylvania; and what are the considerations of conducting teletherapy with individuals located outside of Pennsylvania. The discussion shall be Pennsylvania state specific. The handout utilized during the course of the meeting will include relevant Pennsylvania teletherapy materials.

    CE Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the ethical, legal, and clinical underpinnings associated with teletherapy.
    2. Describe the differences that exist between and among states regarding the provision of clinical services via telethearpy.
    3. Describe the Pennsylvania rules related to the provision of teletherapy by licensed Pennsylvania mental health professionals.
    4. Describe the ethical and legal ramifications of conducting teletherapy with out of state patients or clients.
    About Dr. Tepper

    Allan M. Tepper, J.D., Psy.D. is an attorney-at-law and a licensed psychologist in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Tepper received an A.B. from Brandeis University in anthropology and pre-medicine; a J.D. from Albany Law School; and an M.S. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. Dr. Tepper is unique in that he maintains an active law practice and an active psychology practice.

    As an attorney, Dr. Tepper represents individuals in licensing board and disciplinary proceedings. He provides legal consultation to mental health professionals experiencing ethical concerns. He consults with attorneys in legal cases involving mental health ethics. As a psychologist. Dr. Tepper specializes in forensic psychology. He conducts psychological assessments in criminal, civil, and malpractice cases. As an expert witness, Dr. Tepper renders incourt testimony in State and Federal matters.

    Dr. Tepper is an expert in the area of mental health ethics. He publishes frequently in the overlap area of law and psychology, including co-authorship of Pennsylvania Law, Ethics, and Psychology-Sixth Edition. He conducts Continuing Education Training in ethics and law for mental health professionals throughout the United States.

    Target Audience

    This presentation is intended for mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students. The instructional level of this presentation is intermediate.

    Continuing Education

    Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This program provides three (3) hours of CE credits. This program qualifies for three (3) contact hours for the ethics requirement as mandated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology. PBTA is also an authorized provider for CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.

    Full attendance is required to obtain CE credits for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.

    Directions/Parking Information

    From the north use the inner drive on Roosevelt Blvd, and take the first left after Summerdale Ave. From the south use the outer drive, and take the first right after Adams Ave. The Scattergood Building is the large administration building at the front of the hospital campus. There is ample free parking in front of the building.

Past events

04/27/2018 Stephanie Mattei, PsyD - Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Beyond the Basics
01/26/2018 Brigette A Erwin, PhD and Erin Roemer, PsyD - Evidence-Based Treatment of Pediatric Treatment-Resistant OCD: Maximizing Outcomes with Intensive, Multisystemic Outpatient Treatment
11/17/2017 Clinical Networking Luncheon & Autism Update: Research, Intervention, and Transition to Adult Life
10/06/2017 Scott Glassman, PsyD - Integrating Motivational Interviewing and CBT
10/06/2017 Randy Fingerhut, PhD - Ethics & Suicide Prevention
09/15/2017 Donna Sudak, MD - Challenges in CBT Supervision
05/26/2017 Chris Molnar, PhD - Mindfulness Training for the Extreme States of Mind and Body that Drive Reactive Behaviors
10/14/2016 Melissa Hunt, PhD - CBT for Chronic GI Disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
06/09/2016 PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award presented to: Richard G Heimberg, PhD
12/04/2015 Doug Tynan, PhD and Scott Glassman, PsyD - Integrating Mental Health with Physical Healthcare/Making the Case for Behavioral Health in the New Health Care System
11/20/2015 Randy Fingerhut, PhD - Advanced Ethical Decision Making
06/22/2015 William Young, MD & Ronald Kaiser, PhD, ABPP - Migraine from the physician's and psychologist's perspective: What do mental health professionals need to know?
04/14/2015 Jeffrey Greeson, PhD - Why is mindfulness training helpful across many psychological disorders? A transdiagnostic view, and mindfulness as a transtherapeutic process
03/02/2015 Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD - Introducing the New Anxiety Disorder: Selective Mutism
02/21/2015 Cory Newman, PhD - Back from the Brink: Using CBT to Help Suicidal Patients to Choose to Live
01/24/2015 Douglas Woods, PhD - Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
11/19/2014 Zindel Segal, PhD - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for the treatment of Mood Disorders
09/19/2014 PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award presented to: Michael J Kozak, PhD
04/30/2014 Family involvement in the treatment of chrildren with anxiety disorders
02/15/2014 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Supervision: Evidence-Informed Practices and Ethical Considerations
12/02/2013 An Introduction to Parent-Child Interaction therapy (PCIT) in community settings
11/04/2013 Stress: Mindfulness, Stress Reduction Pathways, and Health
09/27/2013 Technology, Electronic Communication, and Clinical Practice: Ethical Considerations and Best Practices for Emerging Trends and Challenges
09/14/2013 Mastering the Language of Therapy: How to Use Relational Frame Theory in Your Clinical Practice
04/20/2013 Building Clinical Competencies in Working with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
02/16/2013 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Related Conditions
04/28/2012 Mike Femenella, PhD - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): An Experiential Introduction
03/01/2012 Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
02/25/2012 Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
02/24/2012 Manufacturing Memories
10/24/2011 Emotion Regulation Therapy for Complex and Refractory Presentations of Anxiety and Depression
10/15/2011 The Practice of Psychology over the Internet & e-Tele Health
05/23/2011 Buried in Treasures: The Nature and Treatment of Compulsive Hoarding
05/02/2011 From the Cutting Edge Science of Fear to Psychotherapy: Exposure Therapy for Phobia and Anxiety Disorders
04/28/2011 Core Beliefs on Trial
03/02/2011 Helping Students, Teachers, and Parents Recognize and Respond Positively to Peer Bullying
11/21/2010 CBT for Pediatric OCD and Related Conditions
05/25/2010 Positive Psychology
05/17/2010 Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy for Anxiety-Related Disorders
04/26/2010 Grady Nia Project: Assessing and Treating Abused, Suicidal, Low-Income, African American Women
02/18/2010 The Practice of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
11/16/2009 Understanding and Working Better with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients
11/06/2009 Therapy with Latino Clients and Families
10/17/2009 Ethics for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals
06/03/2009 Some Common Principles of Change in Treating Depression and Anxiety Disorders ; The Roles of Avoidance, Affective Arousal, and Cognitive/Emotional Processing
03/20/2009 The Mental Health Professional In Coerced Interrogations: Ethical And Legal Issues
02/04/2009 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Best Practices in Assessment and Intervention
11/03/2008 Sleepy, Dopey, and Grumpy: Sleep and Sleep Disturbances in Children and Adolescents
10/06/2008 Distinguishing Scientific from Pseudoscientific Mental Health Practices
09/17/2008 Becoming a Calm Mom: Using CBT Techniques to Help Moms Adjust to the First Year of Motherhood
06/04/2008 PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award & A Clinical Conversation Between Drs. Aaron T. Beck & Judith S. Beck
05/12/2008 The Role of Religion in Coping with Stress and Trauma
04/21/2008 Flexible Applications of Treatment Strategies for Anxious Youth
03/19/2008 Understanding and Treating Social Anxiety Disorder from a Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective
01/14/2008 Mindfulness and Meditation: Tools for Healing and Growth
11/05/2007 Addressing the Crisis With Nutrition and Obesity: How to Create Real Change
10/13/2007 Ethics for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals
07/23/2007 Communicating Your Expertise Through the Media: Becoming a Media Expert / Marketing Your Practice
06/18/2007 Managing "Resistance": A Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective
05/09/2007 Hardiness, the Exception or the Rule?
03/12/2007 Obesity and the Power of the Food Environment: Rethinking the CBT Approach to Treatment
10/11/2006 Prolonged Exposure for the Treatment of PTSD
05/07/2006 Cognitive Therapy for Adult ADHD
10/15/2005 Ethics for Psychologists
04/13/2005 BT for Pediatric OCD & Related Disorders
04/07/2005 Prolonged Exposure for Chronic PTSD
11/03/2004 The "3rd Wave" of Behavior Therapy: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
10/13/2004 Application of Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing Strategies in Treating Substance Abuse
04/27/2004 Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders

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