Published online by Cambridge University Press: 14 April 2022
The chapter describes how the clinical psychologist can work in rural and remote settings. The specific rewards and challenges are outlined. The chapter reviews the effectiveness of therapy at a distance and developments in the delivery of clinical psychology services. Consideration is given to the relevant legislation and regulations, and provides a practical guide to providing therapy at a distance. These steps involve a consideration of privacy and security, risk management, telehealth, and adapting therapeutic skills to the digital and distance context. The chapter concludes with the unique elements of mental health services in rural communities and the impact on professional boundaries of life in small communities.
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