Title Telemental Health and Distance Counseling
Subtitle A Counselor’s Guide to Decisions, Resources, and Practice
Author Heather C. Robertson
ISBN 9780826179944
List price USD 55.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 210
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2021
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Status New Arrival
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Description:

This timely text provides foundational knowledge and skills pertaining to ethical and evidence-based practice for mental health providers engaging in or considering using distance modalities to treat clients. Targeting day-to-day application, the book explains the core functions of Telemental Health counseling (TMH) and its use across a broad spectrum of mental health modalities and settings. Using the framework of the ACA divisions, ASCA, and CACREP core areas to examine TMH, the text provides instructions to develop skills that readers can apply directly to their own counseling interactions. Providing a wealth of information based on empirical and impartial views, the book helps readers examine the benefits and risks of distance counseling in various settings. It encompasses the history of TMH, ethical codes, legal guidelines, and recent research.

Case studies and opportunities for self-reflection enable readers to envision distance counseling in real-world contexts, ask critical questions, and form conclusions about its utility in their practice. Of particular value is the “Voices from the Field” feature, where practitioners from different settings describe using distance counseling. The “Challenges and Opportunities” features discuss the pros and cons of telemental health practice. The book is written through the lens of professional counseling which makes it an ideal companion to Counselor Education program courses in Counseling Skills, Pre-Practicum, Advanced Theory, or elective coursework pertaining to distance counseling and telemental health.

 

Key Features:

  • Includes critical content pertaining to the COVID-19 crisis
  • Expands the view of distance counseling to include such varied professionals as mental health, school, family, couple, rehabilitation, addiction specialists, etc.
  • Presents abundant case studies to provide context and practical application
  • Addresses the positive and negative aspects of practicing distance counseling
  • Includes ethical issues in each chapter pertaining to designated core areas or specialty
  • Presents “Questions of Practice” to foster critical thinking regarding the use of TMH in specific roles or functions,
  • Offers “Voices from the Field” with real-world examples focusing on practicing TMH within the designated core areas or specialties
  • Emphasizes ethical, practical, and logistical TMH practice in all chapters
  • Written through the lens of a professional counselor who is also a board-certified telemental health provider


Contents:

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. History, Efficacy, and Demand for Telemental Health Counseling • Introduction • History of Telemedicine • Demand for Distance Counseling and Telemental Health • Efficacy of Distance Counseling and Telemental Health • Distance Counseling across Specializations • Limitations • Education and Training Dilemma • Conclusion

Chapter 2. Overview of Distance Counseling and Telemental Health • Introduction • Definitions and Terminology • Settings • Platforms • Modalities • Certifications and Professional Organizations • Council on the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs Standards and Technology • Conclusion

Chapter 3. Ethics and Professionalism in Telemental Health • Introduction • Counseling Ethical Codes • Licensure and Credentialing • Technology • Challenges and Opportunities • Case Study • Critical Questions in Deciding to Practice • Voices from the Field • Conclusion

Chapter 4. Psychosocial and Multicultural Development • Introduction • Impact of Technology on Human Development • Technology and Communication • Cultural Implications • Challenges and Opportunities • Case Study: Psychological Development and Multicultural Development • Critical Questions in Deciding to Practice • Voices From the Field: Human Development • Voices From the Field: Multicultural Development • Conclusion

Chapter 5. Individual Counseling and Telemental Health • Introduction • Logistics of Individual Practice • Nonverbal Communication and Distance Deficits • Identifying Emotions • Challenges and Opportunities • Case Study: Individual Counseling • Critical Questions in Deciding to Practice • Voices From the Field • Conclusion

Chapter 6. Group Counseling via Telemental Health • Introduction • Distance Groups • Open and Closed Groups Online • Online Group Facilitation Skills • Challenges and Opportunities • Case Study: Online Group Counseling • Critical Questions in Deciding to Practice • Voices From the Field • Conclusion

Chapter 7. Career Development and Telemental Health • Introduction • Growth of Career Services Online • Defining Distance Career Services • Providing Distance Career Development • Challenges and Opportunities • Case Study: Career Developments • Critical Questions in Deciding to Practice • Voices From the Field • Conclusion

Chapter 8. Assessment and Research Using Telemental Health • Introduction • Telemental Health Assessment • Ethics of Online Research • Research and Assessment Data • Challenges and Opportunities • Case Study: Assessment • Critical Questions in Deciding to Practice • Voices From the Field • Conclusion

Chapter 9. Specialized Areas of Practice: Children, Adolescents, and College Students via Telemental Health  • Introduction • School Counseling • Case Study: School Counseling • Critical Questions in Deciding to Practice • Voices From the Field • Student Affairs Counseling • Case Study: Student Affairs • Critical Questions in Deciding to Practice • Voices From the Field: College Student Counseling • Conclusion

Chapter 10. Specialized Areas of Practice: Clinical Populations and Telemental Health • Introduction • Clinical Mental Health Counseling • Case Study: Clinical Mental Health Counseling • Critical Questions in Deciding to Practice • Voices From the Field: Clinical Mental Health Counseling • Addictions Counseling • Case Study: Addictions • Critical Questions in Deciding to Practice • Voices From the Field: Addictions Counseling • Conclusion

Chapter 11. Specialized Areas of Practice: Relationships and Life Transitions via Telemental Health • Introduction • Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling • Case Study: Marriage, Couples, and Family • Critical Questions in Deciding to Practice • Voices From the Field: Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling • Rehabilitation Counseling/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling • Case Study: Rehabilitation Counseling • Critical Questions in Deciding to Practice • Voices From the Field • Conclusion

Chapter 12. The Future of Distance Counseling and Telemental Health • Introduction • Pursuing Certification in Telemental Health Counseling • Professional Development in Telemental Health Counseling • Beginning a Telemental Health Practice • Counselor Self-Care • Implications for Counselor Educators and Supervisors • Future Trends in Distance Counseling/Telemental Health Counseling • Conclusion

Index


About the Author:

Heather C. Robertson, PhD, LMHC, LPC, CASAC, CRC, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at St. John’s University located in Jamaica, New York. She is the program coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program in the School of Education. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, CT), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC, NY), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC, NY), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH).

As BC-TMH and a former Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC), Dr. Robertson’s areas of research include telemental health counselor competence and distance counseling practices. She was awarded a 2018 North Atlantic Region Association of Counselor Education and Supervision research grant for her research entitled “Practice and instruction of distance counseling: Educator, supervisor, and counselor perspectives.” Her research has resulted in national and regional conference presentations on the topic of telemental health, specifically examining the preparation of professional counselors, counseling supervisors, and counselor educators.

Dr. Robertson’s research and advocacy efforts include Telemental Health Counselor Preparation, Substance Abuse, Military and Veterans, Career Transition, and reducing the stigma of Mental Illness and Addiction. She earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education &; Supervision from Virginia Tech, an M.S. in Counseling & Guidance from Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi, and a Bachelor’s degree in Policy Studies from Syracuse University. Dr. Robertson has served as the past-president of the American Counseling Association of New York (ACA-NY) and of the New York State Career Development Association.


Target Audience:

Mental health specialists, school, family, couple, rehabilitation, addiction specialists, etc. using distance counseling and telemental health to treat clients.

 

 
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