Indiana Psychological Association - Event Information

Event Name:January IPA Webinar: Testing by Telehealth: Ongoing Considerations for Assessment
Event Type(s):CE Events
Description:IPA 2021 Webinar Series
1.0 Hour of Category I CE credit

Friday, January 15th, 2021 at Noon

Registrants will receive further information for participating via Zoom Webinar for the presentation.

Testing by Telehealth: Ongoing Considerations for Assessment

Given the current state of psychology due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendation to limit in-person interactions when possible, psychologists continue to be faced with the need to expand the services they provide to clients through telehealth. While telehealth has been utilized by psychologists in past as a mode of therapy, a move towards test administration to include psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessment by telehealth has been a topic of discussion since the start of the pandemic. While psychological assessment by telehealth was initially met by many psychologists and practitioners with concern and hesitancy, given the ongoing need for social distancing and limiting in-person interactions, its practice has gathered greater acceptance as well as recommendations for appropriate practice.

This presentation seeks to help attendees continue to re-think assessment during a pandemic. Key points for practice will be discussed which will include factors that should be considered for testing via telehealth (i.e., client factors, setting, etc.), logistics for completing testing remotely, types of assessments that can be completed (e.g., ADHD, Anxiety, Specific Learning Disorder, Autism, etc.), and measures that can be used. Resources for testing by telepsychology will also be included for additional recommendations for practice.

Learning Objectives
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1.    Summarize the current state of assessment given the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing use of telehealth.
2.    Describe how assessment can be carried out via telehealth by identifying client factors, the testing processing and the necessary technology.
3.    Identify assessment measures that can be administered via telehealth.
4.    Recognize the unique challenges of assessing for possible autism spectrum disorder via telehealth.

Presenter Bio: Jillian Wise, Ph.D.
Dr. Jillian Wise is a pediatric neuropsychologist, who specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations for children and adolescents with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. She has experience working with children and adolescents who present with complex and chronic medical conditions as well as developmental concerns, including epilepsy, stroke, neurofibromatosis, brain tumors, cancers, congenital heart disease, genetic disorders, hydrocephalus, prematurity/low birth weight, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), and learning disorders. In addition to completing neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations, Dr. Wise also assists families in navigating special education services within the schools, school consultations, and provides therapy to children and adolescents. She began at CRG in October 2018.

Dr. Jill Wise

Presenter Bio: Anna Merrill, Ph.D.
Dr. Anna Merrill is a psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities as well as other social, learning, and behavioral challenges. Dr. Merrill provides diagnostic evaluations and intervention services. In both individual and group therapy settings, Dr. Merrill works with individuals to enhance social skills, reduce challenging behaviors, and support independent living skills. In addition, Dr. Merrill has a background in school psychology and supporting academic success in the classroom.

Dr. Anna Merrill

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice.
Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who attend the entire workshop.  Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving early will not receive CE credits.  Partial credit cannot be given.
Licensees who attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation form will receive a CE certificate via email.
Registration Fees
IPA New, Premier, Platinum, Emeritus-Practicing, and Student Members - $0
IPA Basic and Emeritus-Retired Members - $15
Non-Members - Psychologists and Other Professionals $30

Non-Members - Students $0
Event Date:1/15/2021
Event Time:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern
Location:Live Webinar
Contact Person:Connie Vore
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