This area contains information about the online telehealth consultation practice of Dr. Childress.
Dr. Childress is available in cyberspace for the following:
- Therapy and consultation with California residents (state of licensure).
- Limited-scope (2 sessions) consultation with out of state and international residents (no consultation with Oregon residents or attorneys).
- Professional-to-professional consultation with mental health professionals and attorneys
To Request an Appointment:
Please read the informational handouts below for more information about online consultation and therapy with Dr. Childress.
Dr. Childress has general public consultations the first week of the month at his online office: doxy.me/drchildress. Scheduling is through the online Scheduling Calender:
Information about doxy.me:
Limitations & Restrictions
Dr. Childress is only licensed as a psychologist in California and so can only conduct therapy from his Cyberspace Office for residents in the state of California.
Residents Outside of California:
Dr. Childress is currently restricted from provided extended psychological consultation or psychotherapy to residents outside of California. However, Dr. Childress is permitted to provide a limited-scope initial consultation in his areas of professional practice specialization to help orient the general public to information from professional psychology, pathology, and its treatment to assist with developing options for solutions.
Dr. Childress will limit his initial consultation with residents outside of California to two sessions. These consultation sessions are for the purpose of developing an understanding for the nature of the client’s situation and request, and to assist the client in developing directions for solutions.
I will not provide consultation to any Oregon resident or Oregon attorney.
There are no international regulatory agencies for Internet-mediated professional practice. However, Dr. Childress strives to respect the rights of jurisdictions relative to their residents. The credentials for licesure for Dr. Childress are certified by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists which is an organization that assists in the portability of licenses across jurisdiction by pre-certifying professional credentials for education and training.
There are no restrictions on the degree and extent of professional-to-professional consultation that Dr. Childress can provide to an attorney and their parent-client, or with another mental health professional, either directly in-session with appropriate permission, or in separately consultation.
Handout Describing Telepsychology
This handout describes general public online consultation with Dr. Childress:
Forms for Online Clients of Dr. Childress
Professional Background in Internet Psychology
Dr. Childress has professional background in Internet psychology, including the ethical issues in online interventions and research. Among this professional background are presentations to:
World Health Organization, 2nd International Symposium on Psychiatry and Internet: Information – Support – Therapy. Invited presentation on Ethical Issues in Online Psychotherapeutic Interventions. 4/2002, Munich, Germany.
American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Office of Protection from Research Risks, Conference on the Ethical and Legal Aspects of Human Subjects Research in Cyberspace. Invited paper presentation on Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Internet Research. 6/1999, June. Washington, D.C.
American Psychological Association Convention, Symposium on Using the Internet for Change: Online Psychotherapy and Education. J. Grohol (Chair): The Potential Risks and Benefits of Online Therapeutic Interventions. 8/1998; San Francisco, California.
Peer-Reviewed Publications on Internet Psychology & Online Practice:
- Interactive E-mail Journals: A Model for Providing Psychotherapeutic Interventions Using the Internet
PESI: A Complete Guide to Ethical & Legal Technology Challenges for Mental Health Professionals (1/20/20)