What is Telepsychology?

Dr. Samuel Lustgarten explains what telepsychology is, covers various mediums used to facilitate telepsychology, and explores telepsychology considerations for the consumer.

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Samuel Lustgarten, PhD

Samuel Lustgarten, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Over the last seven years, he has worked to examine the intersections between technology and psychology, publishing articles in American Psychologist, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. Dr. Lustgarten continues to work closely with clients and associates in practice and advocate for training needs when implementing telepsychology. A former assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), Sam and his spouse have relocated to Portland, OR, where he is involved in private practice and professional activities. As a professional consultant to the Register, he facilitates connection with Associates and explores ethical considerations for technology use in professional practice.

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This podcast—moderated by Dr. Daniel Elchert—is part of a series that covers topics of interest for consumers who would like to learn more about psychology. These episodes are intended for general information and discussion purposes only and do not provide formal recommendations or clinical advice. Please consult with a licensed professional for your mental health concerns.

Dr. Elchert recently completed his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Iowa, where he also earned a master’s degree in educational measurement and statistics. He completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Michigan State University and currently lives in the Washington, DC, area.