Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

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Dr. Maheu is a Licensed Psychologist in San Diego, California (PSY#11921); and serves on the American Psychological Association's Committee on Professional Practice (COPPS) to assist in the development of Practice Guidelines for Practitioners using Telehealth tools. She serves as Co-chair for the Division 35 Task Force for Feminism and Telehealth, and the Division 46 Task Force for Telehealth. She has also discussed various aspects of telehealth as a Content Expert to the American Psychological Association's Telehealth Institute and organized as well as participated in numerous telehealth presentations for various professional organizations. Dr. Maheu served on the American Psychological Association Board of Professional Affairs, Task Force on Online Psychotherapy and Counseling in December of 1996. She has served on several other professional association boards and committees.

Dr. Maheu is the President of Pioneer Development Resources, Inc., Inc., a health-care related company that is dedicated to the development of healthcare electronic delivery systems. PDR's current project involves telehealth delivery of psychological services to long-term hospitalized children.

Dr. Maheu is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of Self-Help & Psychology Magazine, , an award winning online electronic-zine with over 120,000 monthly readers. This online compendium of self-help and psychology information has been developing since 1994 with contributions from hundreds of readers and professionals. Featured in the Best 100 Website lists of magazines such as Web Magazine. SH&P has also been featured in the Utne Reader, USA Today, US News and World Report, the Miami Herald, the LA Times, and many more publications. Dr. Maheu was particularly delighted to have SH&P representing new development in mental health technologies at President Clinton's recent Inaugural Expo, held at his January 1997 Inauguration. SH&P was honored to be selected to accompany the National Institute of Mental Health to showcase their websites in the Technology Tent on the Mall in Washington, D.C. As founder of this project, Dr. Maheu oversees a volunteer staff of over 75 editors, programmers, artists, and support individuals.

Dr. Maheu is the owner of CyberTowers Professional Center and assists colleagues wanting to establish professional websites and services. At her Telehealth.net web users can find a telehealth discussion list, a telehealth newsletter, resources amassed and linked from around the globe, ethics surveys to assess the current status of online practitioners on a number of relevant dimensions, over a thousand professional journal articles mirrored from Germany, a calendar of events for behavioral health practitioners seeking continuing education and conferences, commentaries and articles on a number of topics written by professionals from around the world, and much more. Professionals and consumers alike can benefit from her free email forums, which include:

CyberTowers Distance Learning Center is soon to be the hub of her teaching activities through email and the web, using videoconferencing applications. Courses for both the consumer and licensed professionals wanting continuing education units will be provided by a variety of professionals.

Consultant: Dr. Maheu offers consultation to individuals, groups, insurance companies, and other organizations interested in developing ethical and fiscally responsible telehealth services.

Speaker: Dr. Maheu is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and at national and state association meetings.

Author: Dr. Maheu has recently completed a book chapter related to telehealth. The citation is Maheu, Marlene. M., Callan, Joanne. E., & Nagy, Thomas. F. edited by Bucky, Steven. F. (1998). Call to Action: Ethical And Legal Issues for Behavioral Telehealth Including Online Psychological Services. Comprehensive Textbook of Ethics and Law on the Practice of Psychology.NY: Plenum Publishers.

Dr. Maheu is currently writing a book through Jossey-Bass, Inc. Publishers It is for telehealth professionals interesting in starting and managing their own telehealth projects.

Send her a message or call her at 619-277-2772.


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