Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.
Myron L. Pulier, M.D.
Joseph McMenamin, M.D., J.D.
Jonathan Linkous, M.B.A.
CEO, American Telemedicine Association
Mario Gutierrez, M.P.H.
Director, Center For Connected Health Policy
William Hudock, M.A.
Senior Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA/CMHS
David Luxton, Ph.D.
Research Health Scientist, Naval Health Research Center
State Senator, Mississippi
Robert McGrath, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Farleigh Dickinson University
Jonathan Evans, M.A.
Shawna Wright, Ph.D., L.P.
Lisette Wright, M.A.
Needing a technology “road map” to leverage both time and effort? Join the exciting world of eLearning and practice development! This training will keep you and your staff focused, organized and looking forward to the next learning adventure. Ample opportunity to ask questions and interact with world-class faculty. Designed for hospitals, clinics, agencies, group practices and independent practitioners seeking either the fundamentals or advanced clinical, legal, ethical and practical applications in telemental health, including telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, telespeech and language pathology and other teletherapies.
TMHI Training Programs
Basic Certificate Training
In-Depth Certificate Training
|Introduction to TeleMental Health Theory and Practice|
|Telephone & Videoconferencing in Telepractice|
|Legal/Ethical Issues I: Rules, Regulations & Risk Management|
|Advanced Clinical Telepractice Issues (Handling Online Emergencies)|
|Legal/Ethical Issues II: Best Practices & Informed Consent|
|6 Fundamentals for Setting Up Your Video-Based Office|
|Telepractice Documentation Guidelines|
|Reimbursement Strategies: Increasing Authorization and Payment|
|Private and Group Consultation|
|Six, Group Consultation Hours|
|Private Consultation Hour with TMHI Staff|
|Available CE Hours||15 CE Hours||36 CE Hours|
|Hub Community Forum|
|Informed Consent Agreement (Template Document)|
|Professional Office Staff Hiring Agreement (Template Document)|
BONUS “Hot Topic” Recordings (with Slide Sets and Handouts)
|To Skype or Not to Skype? Free and Low-Cost Alternatives|
|Licensing and Practicing Over State and Provincial Lines|
|Health Care Reform and Technology: A Conversation with Dr. West-Olatunji|
|Text Messaging: 12 Risk Management Considerations|
|10 Top Strategies for Finding a Specialty Niche in Telepractice|
|How Health Care Reform Is Changing the Way You Get Paid|
|HIPAA & HITECH Made Easy for Behavioral Health Professionals|
|14 Essential Telemental Health Informed Consent Elements|
|How to Have a Successful Telemental Health Practice from Your Home|
|Why Consider EHRs Now? An Electronic Health Record (EHR) Primer|
|Skype & Related Practices Found Unacceptable by Oklahoma Medical Board|
|Insider Tips for Organizing Your Video Telepractice|
The Basic Certificate training is best for you if you work within an agency setting that is already set up to legally and ethically practice telemental health. Your technology has been chosen, vetted, and installed by professionals and perhaps even your agency’s Information Technology (IT) staff. Your legal office has approved a full informed consent process and document for working with clients and patients. Your clinical staff has developed a well-defined emergency plan based on local community resources and an integrated response system is in place if an emergency arises at the client/patient site. Your supervisors know what might go wrong and contingency plans are in place. Your malpractice carrier is on board and you have the appropriate malpractice policy in place. Your billing staff already knows the appropriate telehealth billing codes, place of service designations and telehealth modifiers. You just need some basic legal, ethical and clinical information about how to think about what has been set up for you. You will benefit by the fundamentals as to help you think through the issues to see the bigger clinical picture and how it all ties together into delivering responsible, professional care.
The In-Depth Certificate training is best for you if you need to do all the above on your own, without an IT department, legal office, billing staff or clinical staff or supervisors to help you think through the issues. The In-Depth program will help you choose your technology, decide whether or not to use videoconferencing, email, text-messaging and other technologies; set up your virtual office and clinical protocols to follow current telepractice guidelines and learn how to get paid for your services.
American Psychological Association (APA), the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and American Medical Association (AMA) approved CE Hours (or CME Hours for physicians) in the United States and Canada. Social work and nursing CE Hours are formally approved in California, and approved by most other states. For details of CE and CME approvals, see this page.
In cosponsorship with Alliant International University, the following approvals apply: The American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists, the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs (provider #PCE234), the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235). Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.
TeleMental Health Institute Inc. has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6708. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
TMHI Training is also approved for AMA CME Hours. Contact us for details.
"For nearly 20 years Marlene has been the leader in thought, training and advocacy regarding the impact of technology on mental health professions."
"As a consultant, Dr. Maheu is creative, engaging, insightful, funny, easy, wise, and overall a delight to work with. Her energetic participation was infectious and raised everyone's game."
"Marlene M. was always working at the cutting edge in the application of new internet technologies to the delivery of psychological services when we worked together on projects at the American Psychological Association some years ago. Many of the things she initiated as innovative and "futuristic" have now become incorporated into customary practice."
"Technology is crucial to our advancement as a profession in the 21st century. Marlene Maheu has been a forerunner in this endeavor to bring telepsychology to our practice, training and research."
"The Telementalhealth Institute provides all of the essential training needed to start practicing telemental health or telepsychiatry. The courses are unsurpassed, unique and contain everything one needs to know in order to start practicing. Upon completing this training, a provider is "ready to go."
"Marlene is an engaging speaker and is at the cutting edge of mental health and technology. I'd highly encourage seeing one (or more) of her presentations. Her ideas will inspire you with possibilities."
"Dr. Maheu has been a consistent and courageous pioneer in the use of technology to improve mental health services for over a generation. Her training will provide you with essential tools to start a successful telepractice while remaining complaint with legal, ethical and other risk management strategies."
"Marlene is incredibly tech savvy with laser-sharp understanding of how to make the best use of innovative social media in professional settings."
"Marlene is a pioneer, leader and strong advocate for ethical telemental health practices. Her presentations, workshops, articles and books provide valuable, thoughtful and informative ideas about how to deal with the many complex issues presented by rapidly evolving technologies."
"Dr. Maheu did a superb job of teaching many of the key concepts in tele-mental health to therapists in our organization."
"Marlene is a true innovator in bringing technology to the mental health field. Her books are a must and I recommend them to my students."
"Dr. Maheu is one of the most knowledgeable people in the country in the area of psychology and technology. She has a rich perspective on the benefits and challenges in this field and has been extremely generous in sharing her resources and expertise."
"Marlene has established herself as a pioneer, expert, and forceful advocate for the telehealth. I've taken her courses and periodically consult with her. I count on her for thoughtful and ethical guidance in this complex field."
"Dr. Maheu is a leading national expert on the application of psychology in tele-health, online services and use of new technologies to support and expand your practice. Marlene does terrific workshops--don't miss them if you have a chance to see her in action."
"Dr. Maheu is psychology's telehealth visionary, leading our colleagues through professional training in ethics and innovative technologies since the mid-90's. Telepsychology is the 21st century and our practitioners in particular must become knowledgeable."
"I wanted to establish a task force on 'new media,' but only if Marlene Maheu, a long-time leader in telepsychology, would agree to be its chair. She did, and the task force exceeded my highest hopes."
"Dr. Maheu is an outstanding leader, educator, and creative force in the field of telehealth. She has been a long-term advocate for the use of empirically-based practices in telepsychology and has provided solid guidance to practitioners in the ethics and conduct of telehealth services."
"Marlene has worked at the forefront of telehealth for many years and has substantial expertise in the area. I strongly recommend her as a speaker and consultant in this arena."
"Marlene Maheu is a trailblazer in the field of telehealth. She was one of the first psychologists to even consider the concept of providing electronic services to patients and has been a leader in that field. Marlene is also a mover and a shaker and seems to be able to make nearly anything happen."
"Dr. Maheu was writing and presenting on telehealth and psychology of the Internet when the rest of us didn't even know how to spell it, much less know what it means or how to practice it. She is a true visionary and a pioneer in the important area of tele-mental-health."
"Marlene is an intelligent, thoughtful, and diligent clinical psychologist. I've known her for years and her work in ethics and telehealth have been of the highest caliber."