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Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of telehealth – including an increase in the use of telehealth across state lines. Drs. Winkelman and Vivino explain the rules for providing interstate care and provide a framework for deciding how to handle situations when either the patient or the psychologist will be out of state, taking into account legal, ethical, clinical and risk management issues. This video answers all of the most frequently asked questions on this topic and includes a list of resources.

Barbara L. Vivino, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience treating clients and training/supervising therapists. She is currently in private practice in Berkeley, CA where she sees a broad range of clients from anxious students graduate students to clients facing the end of life. She has served on the Board of SAP for the past six years in the role of Domain Representative for the Professional Practice Domain. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and completed a clinical postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. She worked as an Associate Professor at The California Institute of Integral Studies, where she also served as Director of Clinical Training. She continues to be actively involved in Psychotherapy Research. She is an avid hiker, averaging 4 miles a day, a daily haiku writer, a regular meditator, and has been learning French on Duolingo continuously for 1695 days.

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Vivino, B., & Winkelman, E. (2021, July). Interstate telehealth: What are the rules?. [Web article]. Retrieved from



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