Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.
Maheu is the President and CEO of Pioneer
Development Resources, Inc. As such, she is the Founder and has
been the Editor-in-Chief of SelfhelpMagazine
since its inception in November of 1994. SelfhelpMagazine, is an award
winning online electronic-zine. It is peer reviewed and holds contributions from hundreds of professionals,
and has one of the largest and most active online communities in the
world. Featured in the Best 100 Website lists of magazines such as Web
Magazine, it has been highlighted in the Utne Reader, USA Today, US
News and World Report, the Miami Herald, the LA Times, and many more
Dr. Maheu was particularly delighted to have SelfhelpMagazine representing
new development in mental health technologies at President Clinton's
1997 Inauguration, where it was sponsored by the National Institute
of Mental Health. As Editor-in-Chief of SelfhelpMagazine, Dr. Maheu
oversees a volunteer staff of over 75 regular authors, programmers,
and artists. She also provides access to tried and true web designers
for the professional community through CyberTowers
Dr. Maheu also developed and manages the Telehealth.Net
website, where web users can find behavioral telehealth
and e-health articles, reference lists for researchers, slides
from numerous presentations related to e-health and telehealth,
a videoconferencing room construction manual, a free email newsletter,
web links and resources, surveys, a calendar of events for practitioners
seeking telehealth and e-health training, an open chat room for
experimentation by professionals, a private discussion list, and
Professionals and consumers alike can benefit
from other FREE email forums developed and
co-administered by Dr. Maheu:
Subscribe to professional
lists and newsletters.
Psychologist/Activist: Dr. Maheu is a Licensed
Psychologist in San Diego, California (PSY#11921). To help advance
her profession through technology, Dr. Maheu served the American
Psychological Association's Division 46 Co-chairperson for the
Task Force for Media. She served as the Telehealth and the Telehealth Liaison
for Women through APA Division 35. She also served as
Cluster Representative for APA Division 35, helping to prepare
for a new vision at annual conventions. She has served as a Content
Expert to the APA's Telehealth Institute, and has completed
a 3-year term as a member of the APA Committee on Professional
Practice Standards (COPPS).
Locally, she served the California Psychological Association
in three roles. She is a member of the Division of Media and Technology,
the Committee for Continuing Education, and the Task Force for
Innovation in Psychology. She has been recognized by the California
Psychological Association with the Division of Media, Technology
and Communication, Jacqueline Bouhoustsos, Ph.D. Award For Contribution
to Media Psychology, 1999.
Speaker: Dr. Maheu organized and delivered
e-health and telehealth presentations for various professional
organizations. She addressed topics related to healthcare and
technology, Internet and telehealth ethics, development of professional
websites, and Internet consumer issues. Her consumer-oriented
topics included how to maximize the use of Internet communities,
protection of privacy and confidentiality, and Internet infidelity.
She is also the former Director of Telehealth and E-health for
Alliant University. Contact her email
her to speak to your organization.
Author: Dr. Maheu is the lead author of "E-Health,
Telehealth & Telemedicine A Guide to Startup and Success."
It is co-authored by Pamela Whitten, Ph.D. and Ace Allen, M.D.
and was published in February of 2001 by Jossey-Bass,
Inc. Publishers. For information, see this description
from leaders in healthcare, business and administration.
Her second book, "Infidelity on the Internet", is co-authored
with Rona Subotnik, MA, and was published in 2001 through Sourcebooks,
book, titled "The Mental Health Professional and the New Technologies"
was co-authored with Myron Pulier, M.D., Joseph McMenamin, M.D., Esq., Frank Wilhelm, Ph.D,
and Nancy Brown-Connolly, RN, MSN. It was published by Lawrence
Erlbaum Associates, Inc., in 2005.
Consultant: Dr. Maheu offers consultation
to individuals, groups, and organizations interested in developing
ethical and fiscally responsible telehealth and e-health services.
Her expertise includes behavioral telehealth, e-counseling ethics
and practicalities, videoconferencing, website content management,
website staff development and e-commerce opportunities for healthcare
For more information, send her an email
or telephone 858-277-2772.