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Digital Seminar

Understanding Interjurisdictional Practice and Interstate Compacts: Essentials for Legal and Ethical Practice

Terry Casey, PhD
Approx. 6 Hours
Apr 19, 2024
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Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD | Live Webinar

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The opportunities to practice across state lines are increasing quickly and are dramatically changing the practice landscape.

It’s a great way to expand your reach or even offer specialized services. The possibilities to build the practice you want are as diverse as the clients you aim to serve.

To take advantage of these opportunities mental health professionals must first identify the vitally important legal, ethical, and practice issues that are involved. However, navigating the relevant federal and state laws, licensing rules, and codes of ethics can be a challenge for any therapist… So we made it easy for you!

This practical seminar will make it easy for you to identify the nuances of legally and ethically starting your cross-state practice.

Join ethics expert Terry Casey, PhD, who has helped thousands of therapists understand interstate compacts as he explains these complex issues, walks participants through the essential issues, and provides key resources for all attendees. You’ll learn:

  • What you need to know about providing teletherapy to (or from) a state where you are not licensed
  • The five special provisions for legally practicing across state lines
  • Interstate compacts - the huge implications for private practice and organizations
  • How to avoid the pitfalls of teletherapy across state lines
  • And much more!

Participants will leave equipped to make determinations about when interjurisdictional practice is legal and ethical (and when it is not).

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CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


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Terry Casey, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, HSP health service provider with over 30 years of professional experience, including a 16-year tenure as the director of counseling & psychological services for a non-profit agency with over 30 counselors at over a dozen locations. He is in private practice in Franklin, Tennessee, teaches ethics and professional issues in counseling at Lipscomb University’s graduate program in clinical mental health counseling, and guest lectures at Trevecca Nazarene University’s PhD program in Clinical counseling. Dr. Casey also served for several years as the chair of the ethics committee for the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors’ Association and in an advisory capacity for graduate counseling programs at two universities. He has presented frequently on ethics to organizations such as the American Counseling Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, the Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors, and others. For more information, visit his practice website at


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Terry Casey maintains a private practice and is a faculty member of Lipscomb University. He is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Casey receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Terry Casey is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Tennessee Psychological Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselor Association, and others. For a complete list, please contact

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  1. Differentiate between the federal laws, state statutes, licensing regulations, and codes of ethics that govern teletherapy.
  2. Identify how jurisdictional issues affect teletherapy and in-person therapy.
  3. Evaluate the essential issues for providing teletherapy ethically and legally.
  4. Define the four scenarios in which interjurisdictional practice takes place.
  5. Identify the five legal provisions for providing therapy across state lines.
  6. Evaluate the function, advantages, and limitations of interstate compacts for mental health professionals.


The Legal Landscape for Interjurisdictional Therapy

  • What you need to know about federal privacy laws and regulations (e.g., HIPAA)
  • How to determine the state laws/statutes that affect your practice
  • State executive orders
  • The latest state licensing rules/regulations and policies

Teletherapy: Legal and Ethical Essentials

  • Secure internet connection
  • Secure video platform
  • Competence of the provider
  • Policies & informed consent
  • Insurance related issues

Interjurisdictional Practice

  • Understand important jurisdictional issues
  • The five provisions for legal interjurisdictional practice
  • The four scenarios that depict interjurisdictional practice
  • Misunderstandings and myths regarding interjurisdictional practice

Interstate Compacts: How they function, advantages and limitations for mental health professionals

  • Understand occupational interstate compacts
  • Interstate compact for psychologists
  • Interstate compact for professional counselors
  • Interstate compact for social workers
  • Compact for marriage and family therapists?
  • Implications of interstate compacts for practices and organizations

Practice vignettes

  • Vignette #1 – The University Student Client
  • Vignette #2 – Aimee’s Working Trip
  • Vignette #3 - Teletherapy Dilemma
  • Vignette #4 -- The Traveling Client
  • Vignette #5 -- Dubious Decisions

Strategies, Tips and Resources for Avoiding Ethical & Legal Problems

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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