The TMHI program includes 100% online delivery of two, three-unit, graduate education and professional training. Each course is the equivalent of 45 hours of classroom instruction. The focus of each class is on the student’s integration of best practices, theory and practice as drawn from the scientific literature. Faculty members are experienced telemental health professionals.
TMHI courses are based on the best practices for graduate education and professional training competencies in counseling, social work, nursing, psychology and psychiatry. Content is continually updated to keep students current with new developments in telemental health. TMHI’s program meets the needs of graduate schools seeking evidence-based courses delivered online for students located anywhere with an Internet connection.
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Introduction to Telemental Health*
|10 Good Reasons to Start Your Telemental Health Practice Now||1 hour|
|Introduction to Telemental Health Theory and Practice||6 hours|
|Legal/Ethical Issues I: Rules, Regulations and Risk Management||6 hours|
|Telephone & Videoconferencing in Telepractice||4 hours|
|6 Fundamentals for Setting Up Your Video-Based Office||6 hours|
|Skype & HIPAA-Compliant Alternatives: 30 Key Questions to Ask a Videoconferencing Vendor||1 hour|
|Why Consider EHRs Now? An Electronic Health Record (EHR) Primer||1 hour|
|The HIPAA-Savvy Clinician: 6 New Lessons for HIPAA Adherence||1 hour|
|How to Protect Your License when Practicing Telemental Health Anywhere, Including Over State and International Borders||1 hour|
|How to Have a Successful Telemental Health Practice from Your Home||5 hours|
|Health Care Reform and Technology: A Conversation with Dr. West-Olatunji||1 hour|
|Coaching: Is it Illegal / Unethical to Practice Over State Lines?||1 hour|
|Hub Community Forum — Interaction with Faculty and Students||12 hours|
Practical Applications of Telemental Health*
|Legal/Ethical Issues II: Best Practices and Informed Consent||6 hours|
|Reimbursement Strategies: Increasing Authorization and Payment||3 hours|
|Advanced Clinical Telepractice Issues with Handling Online Emergencies||3 hours|
|Jump Start Your Online Practice with Legal and Ethical Self-Help Materials||6 hours|
|Telepractice Documentation Guidelines||6 hours|
|14 Essential Telemental Health Informed Consent Elements||2 hours|
|Health Care Reform & Reimbursement Changes for Behavioral Professionals||6 hours|
|Skype and Related Practices Found Unacceptable by Oklahoma Medical Board||1 hour|
|Insider Tips for Organizing Your Video Telepractice||1 hour|
|Texting and Mental Health Basic Dos & Don’ts||3 hours|
|Hub Community Forum — Interaction with Faculty and Students||11 hours|
The TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. (TMHI) was started in 2009 by a psychologist, a psychiatrist and a physician-attorney. TMHI coursework is available to deliver evidence-based, inter-professional telepractice to both matriculated students and students. Experienced and respected faculty members include many world-class leaders in the field. Courses are 100% online, run smoothly and already serve over 2,900 mental health professionals of all behavioral and mental health disciplines from 39 countries worldwide. For counselors, offering training in TMHI’s telepractice graduate program can be a convenient solution to meeting Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Program’s (CACREP’s) recent increase in hours required for graduate education and professional training. For psychologists and social worker students, TMHI’s training meets all telepractice competencies identified by the evidence base.
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