Though all mental health providers face challenges in adapting to telehealth, those who work with children face additional challenges. Amy Marschall, PsyD, shares five strategies to keep young clients engaged, plus two of her favorite exercises to use during telehealth sessions.


Dr. Amy Marschall, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in South Dakota.  Dr. Marschall works primarily with children and adolescents, adopting a telemental health strategies early into her clinical practices, and is a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH) and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT).  In 2016, Dr. Marschall helped develop a telemental health task force at Sioux Falls Psychological Services to develop an ethical and effective model to provide telehealth services to individuals living in rural South Dakota without access to mental health resources.  Dr. Marschall co-developed and presented a six-hour seminar on ethical and legal guidelines for telemental health in 2017 and has been providing these services in South Dakota since this time.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Amy Marschall is the founder of Resiliency Mental Health LLC. She is a clinical psychologist with Sioux Falls Psychological Services and the clinical director for A Change for Better. Amy is also a psychologist with ADHD Online and an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology. She is a published author and receives royalties and receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Amy has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Amy Marschall has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.