Amy Lerman Discusses the “50-State Survey of Telemental/Telebehavioral Health (2016)” on The Online Counselling PodcastThe Online Counselling Podcast December 1, 2016
Amy F. Lerman, a Senior Counsel in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, discussed Epstein Becker Green's "50-State Survey of Telemental/Telebehavioral Health (2016)," which she co-authored, on The Online Counselling Podcast.
Following is an excerpt:
A complicating factor for doing online counseling in the United States is the fact that each state has different regulations that govern who can practice tele-mental health with their citizens. Also, each professional organization (APA, NASW, AMA, AAMFT, ACA, etc) have their own guidelines. So to look at the guidelines for 5 different professions in 50 different states – you quickly would be looking at 250 different issues. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone did that research for you? Well someone did. Amy Lerman, senior counsel at Epstein Becker and Green is the co-author of “50 State Survey of Telemental / Telebehavioral Health (2016)”. It is a 600 + page, comprehensive report that breaks down each state’s regulations to the 6 different professions who are licensed to do online counseling. It is gold. Any question that you could possible have – they have the answer. It is a must read and I am thrilled to welcome Amy on the podcast to talk about it.
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