Consultants’ Use of Telepractice: Practitioner Survey, Issues, and Resources

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Consulting Psychology Journal






  1. This article first provides a definition of psychology telepractice, and then introduces the reader to some of the research in the field in general and to the results from the few studies of technology use in consultation that have been published. We next describe a survey, sanctioned by the Society of Consulting Psychology (SCP), Division 13 of the American Psychological Association (APA), which we designed and conducted to gain an understanding of the nature and level of the consultation telepractices of SCP members with an emphasis on learning about their utilization of technology. Tools for technology, social media, electronic communication, and analysis were assessed. Along with a discussion of the survey findings, we articulate several key telepractice issues and challenges faced by consulting psychologists. Additionally, we introduce the reader to various guidelines for telepractice that have emerged in recent years, including the recently passed APA Guidelines for Telepsychology Practice, that might be helpful to applied psychology work. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)