NYSPA Insurance Committee Webinar
Coping with COVID-19: Nuts and Bolts of Using Telehealth for Psychotherapy Practice
Friday, March 27, 2020
Webinar access information will be sent to all registrants on Thursday, March 26th and Friday March 27th prior to the webinar.
During these most difficult days, when even the most experienced and battle-tested among us find ourselves struggling to maintain a consistent level of clinical care in a rapidly changing and even chaotic physical, functional, regulatory and legal environment, it is the reliable and responsive efforts of our professional associations and community to support us which can make a huge difference in our ability to cope.
This NYSPA webinar is designed to provide fundamental and clear information about what you need to know in the clinical and regulatory arenas to safely and effectively practice psychotherapy in New York using electronic communication services. In the regulatory sphere, the webinar will cover relevant ethical, licensing board, and legal factors for telepsychology practice. Clinical issues will include factors in clinician competence, patient suitability for teletherapy, informed consent, insurance and payment matters, selection of electronic communication services, and crisis management. In addition, this webinar will address recent changes to federal and NY law in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Members – Free
Non-Members – $25.00. Fee can be applied to membership.
Students – Free
Presenter: Joe Scroppo, PhD, JD
Dr. Joe Scroppo is a forensic psychologist and attorney. He maintains private practices in law as well as clinical and forensic psychology, and has been a Risk Management Consultant for the American Insurance Trust since 2012. Dr. Scroppo is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Hofstra University School of Medicine. Dr. Scroppo is a Fellow of Division 42 of the American Psychological Association. He is a former president of the Forensic Division of the NYS Psychological Association, has served on numerous state and national psychological and legal taskforces and committees, and has published and presented in the area of risk assessment, ethics and risk management, and forensic psychology. Dr. Scroppo received a B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Chicago, his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Adelphi University Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies, and his J.D. (magna cum laude) from St. John’s University School of Law.
NYSPA Insurance Committee: Drs. June Feder, (Chair), Ann Altoonian Deborah DeSantis, Jerry Grodin (DPA), Katherine Mitchell, Mitchell Slutzky.
Special thanks to our Central Office staff, Lori Sales Cutler, Executive Director and Nora Saari, for their exceptional support as well as to my colleague and former APA Co-Representative, Dr. Peter Kanaris whose thoughtful and wise counsel on reaching out to members and public relations were enormously appreciated.