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This presentation will provide an overview of the practice of psychological tele-assessment. Necessary foundations to the practice of tele-assessment will be reviewed and the research on equivalence will be presented. For those practitioners interested in incorporating tele-assessment into their practice, next steps for pursuing competency in psychological tele-assessment will be discussed.
Melanie Wilcox, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Melanie Wilcox is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, Institute of Public and Preventive Health, and Department of Psychiatry at Augusta University. She is also a licensed psychologist and board certified in counseling psychology and works part-time in private practice providing both therapy and assessment via telehealth. Her clinical areas of expertise include culturally responsive and trauma-informed care as well as substance abuse and addiction. Her research focuses on culturally response and antiracist psychotherapy and training, racial and socioeconomic inequity in higher education, and racial and social justice more broadly. She is in her final year as a member of the American Psychological Association’s Board of Educational Affairs, which she chaired in 2020, and is currently President Elect-Elect of APA Division 17, the Society of Counseling Psychology.