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    Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

  • Myron L. Pulier, M.D.

    Myron L. Pulier, M.D.

  • Joseph McMenamin, M.D., J.D.

    Joseph McMenamin, M.D., J.D.

  • Jonathan Linkous, M.B.A.

    Jonathan Linkous, M.B.A.
    CEO, American Telemedicine Association

  • Mario Gutierrez, M.P.H.

    Mario Gutierrez, M.P.H.
    Director, Center For Connected Health Policy

  • William Hudock, M.A.

    William Hudock, M.A.
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  • David Luxton, Ph.D.

    David Luxton, Ph.D.
    Research Health Scientist, Naval Health Research Center

  • Terry Burton, State Senator, State of Mississippi

    Terry Burton
    State Senator, Mississippi

  • Robert McGrath, Ph.D.

    Robert McGrath, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology, Farleigh Dickinson University

  • Jonathan Evans, M.A.

    Jonathan Evans, M.A.
    CEO, Innovatel

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    Shawna Wright, Ph.D., L.P.

  • Lisette Wright, M.A., HITPro-CP

    Lisette Wright, M.A.

aca-logoThe TeleMental Health Institute is Bringing You a 10% Discount* on Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) Professional Training

When you attend any part of the ACA Conference, the TeleMental Health Institute will discount 10% OFF either of our Distance Credential Counselor (DCC) training programs. (This offer is valid through March 28.)

Distance Credentialed Counselor Training (DCC)

Select either training option below to meet DCC requirements.

Reimbursement Strategies: Increasing Authorization and Payment Included

TMHI Training Programs

Certificate Training
Certificate Training


Introduction to TeleMental Health Theory and Practice Included Included
Telephone & Videoconferencing in Telepractice Included Included
Legal/Ethical Issues I: Rules, Regulations & Risk Management Included Included
Advanced Clinical Telepractice Issues (Handling Online Emergencies) Included Included
In-Depth Training
Legal/Ethical Issues II: Best Practices & Informed Consent Included
6 Fundamentals for Setting Up Your Video-Based Office Included
Telepractice Documentation Guidelines Included
Private and Group Consultation
Six, Group Consultation Hours Included
Private Consultation Hour with TMHI Staff Included


Available CE Hours 15 CE Hours 36 CE Hours
Hub Community Forum Included Included
Informed Consent Agreement (Template Document) Included
Professional Office Staff Hiring Agreement (Template Document) Included

BONUS “Hot Topic” Recordings (with Slide Sets and Handouts)

To Skype or Not to Skype? Free and Low-Cost Alternatives Included Included
Licensing and Practicing Over State and Provincial Lines Included Included
Health Care Reform and Technology: A Conversation with Dr. West-Olatunji Included Included
Text Messaging: 12 Risk Management Considerations Included
10 Top Strategies for Finding a Specialty Niche in Telepractice Included
How Health Care Reform​ Is Changing​ the​ W​a​y You Get Paid Included
HIPAA & HITECH Made Easy for Behavioral Health Professionals Included
14 Essential Telemental Health Informed Consent Elements Included
How to Have a Successful Telemental Health Practice from Your Home Included
Why Consider EHRs Now? An Electronic Health Record (EHR) Primermove Included
Skype & Related Practices Found Unacceptable by Oklahoma Medical Board Included
Insider Tips for Organizing Your Video Telepractice Included

Purchase Options

Basic Certificate Training

For Discount, use Coupon Code: CONFERENCE

Without CE Hours


With 15 CE Hours


In-Depth Certificate Training

For Discount, use Coupon Code: CONFERENCE

Without CE Hours


With CE Hours


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The Basic Certificate training is best for ​you if 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.

  • Easily gain a comfortable, working knowledge of the evidence-base supporting the implementation of best practices for telepsychiatry (telepsych), telepsychology, distance counseling or online counseling, etherapy and online therapy (whatever you call it)
  • Enjoy an exciting, convenient eLearning environment to access courses anytime, anywhere with an Internet connection
  • All courses are self-paced, well-written and evidence-based, with summaries, checklists and clear “to-dos”
  • Courses offered in written form (text) with video and audio clips to illustrate key points
  • Popular webinars offered as Bonuses (not required)
  • 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee
  • The Basic Certificate Program is included in the In-Depth Certificate Program.
  • You are invited to take the coursework in any order you deem appropriate, but they have been written sequentially to build on one another.
  • If you need a special package tailored to your needs, contact us.
Approved through the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) as an Approved Training Provider, TMHI offers you the Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) training program. It is designed to answer your questions with evidence-based research to provide many strategies that have been documented to make distance counseling safe, exciting and rewarding.

You can access legal and ethical solutions related to areas such as choice of technology, confidentiality and privacy, HIPAA, HITECH, Skype, licensure, informed consent, preventing and handling emergencies, practice-building, reimbursement and more. Whichever TMHI Certificate program you choose, you will meet all DCC requirements.

  • Complete your DCC training program with ​​either of the​ ​TMHI Certificate programs​
  • Receive your TMHI training completion Certificate
  • Contact the CCE to complete their documentation and verify all your credentials
  • Submit a copy of your TMHI training completion certificate to the CCE along with the DCC application, additional​ ​documents​ ​and fee (this process can require​ ​​up to ​an additional six weeks)
  • CCE will contact you in regards to approval for the DCC credential

Your certificate will be valid for 5 years

The CCE requires the following:
  • A master’s degree in counseling or related mental health field from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A license to practice counseling or a related field in the state or country in which the candidate resides or works OR certification in good standing as a National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Successful completion of the 15-hour DCC Training Program and the DCC written Training Accountability Requirement (TAR) document

NOTE: Candidates who have completed their degrees from a school outside of the United States must have their degree evaluated by an international transcript evaluation service and submit the results to CCE with the application. If you have additional questions regarding the credential, contact the CCE.

  • Courses are available with or without CE Hours (See this page for disciplines approving CE and CME Hours through TMHI)
  • Take all courses and pass post-tests online
  • Print your Course Completion Certificate immediately at your own desktop for your licensing board
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.
Absolutely! Start with the Basic Certificate courses and add additional courses as needed. Write to us for pricing.
  • If you have questions about how training works or which course is right for you, please fill out the form.
  • We also have a FAQ page.

Continuing Education

Click here for Continuing Education details.

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.

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