Telemedicine Video Sessions
Dr. Buchanan now offers Telehealth Video services, when appropriate, for therapy and interviewing for assessments. He has the E. Passport from PsyPact, which grants him Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT). In other words, Dr. Buchanan is allowed to practice psychology through telehealth video sessions in other states who have enacted PsyPact legislation.
Currently, 35 states/districts have passed PsyPact legislation. PsyPact has been passed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. To see a U.S. map showing the current status of PsyPact, click here: PsyPact. In addition, Dr. Buchanan is Registered with the Florida Department of Health to provide Telehealth Services in Florida.
PsyPact also granted Dr. Buchanan Temporary Authorization to Practice (TAP) psychology in the above PsyPact states. This means he can practice psychology in person (for up to 30 calendar days per year) in those states that have enacted PsyPact legislation. This is very useful when conducting psychological evaluations out of state.
Dr. Buchanan is available to speak to groups, ranging from a brief, 10–15-minute mini-lecture to an all-day workshop.
Topics can be tailor-made to fit the needs of the group; he frequently lectures on the following:
Dr. Buchanan offers consultation to licensed mental health professionals. This has taken many forms over the years, ranging from a one-time consultation on a particular issue to ongoing, weekly consultation for a period of time in order to develop greater skill and expertise in a specific area of practice. Consultation can address numerous issues but is often focused on assessment, treatment, and the legal and ethical issues of mental health practice.
Dr. Buchanan offers training opportunities to graduate students and therapists in training.
Doctoral Students in Psychology
For over 25 years Dr. Buchanan has offered a year-long practicum in assessment for doctoral students. Over the years, doctoral students from Mercer University, Georgia State University and Argosy University have completed their diagnostic practicums at North Point Psychology under Dr. Buchanan’s supervision.
Marriage and Family Therapy
Dr. Buchanan is an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor. For several years he has supervised Marriage and Family Therapy students working on their Masters degrees from Richmont Graduate University. Dr. Buchanan also offers AAMFT Approved Supervision for individuals who already have their Masters degrees and are seeking MFT Supervision hours for licensure.