Welcome American Psychological Association Convention Attendees!

Marlene Maheu, Ph. D.
Thank you for attending the American Psychological Association Convention. Please enjoy the supplemental materials we’ve made available to you from the presentation.

Below you will find:

Encourage your association or group to invite Dr. Maheu to speak in your local area. Click here for details: www.telehealth.org/host-telemental-health-training

CTiBS & TBHI MEETUP! Dinner: August 4, 2017
Join me with a small group of behavioral technology professionals for a casual evening of frivolity, good food and camaraderie!
— Friday, August 4, 2017 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm EST
— Cuba Libre: 801 9th St. NW, Suite A, Washington, DC 20001
Click here to reserve your seat today!


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Online Training at a 30% Conference Discount — As low as $91/month

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. is pleased to offer a special discount for professionals attending the conference.

For Discount, use Coupon Code: CONFERENCE (for Conference Attendees only)

Discount offer valid until August 15th, 2017. Not valid on previous purchases or combined with other discounts.

 

Basic Course

As low as  $149 
$91

Introduction to Telebehavioral Health Theory and Practice*

  • Basic course covers fundamentals
    • Essential concepts
    • Evidence-based models
    • Technology
    • Laws and Ethics

* Course covers Georgia Composite Board 6-Hour Requirements


Without CE Hours

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With 6 CE Hours

 $149    $105

TBHI Level I Professional Training Certification

As low as  $120
$84 per month

Discounted Training Package

Includes Basic Course (see panel to the left), PLUS:

  • Designed for hospitals, clinics, agencies, small group and independent practices
  • Fundamentals: key definitions and terminology; reimbursable, evidence-based models
  • Telephone and video models (e.g., vendors, equipment, features)
  • In-depth legal & ethical issues (HIPAA, HITECH, referrals, security, confidentiality, intake, termination, malpractice insurance)
  • Preventing & handling emergencies

Without CE Hours

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or

With 15 CE Hours

 $399    $280

or

 

Course Details

TBHI Level II Professional Training Certification

As low as  $139
$98 per month

Discounted Training Package

Includes Level I (see panel to the left), PLUS:

  • Designed for private practitioners, clinical directors or department managers
  • Legal/ethical policies & templates
  • Advanced Legal/Ethical issues (e.g., informed consent, social media)
  • Documentation guidelines & checklists
  • Texting Do’s and Don’ts
  • Reimbursement (strategies, funding sources)
  • 6 Monthly LIVE Q&A Group Consultations

Without CE Hours

 $1,295    $907

or

With 39 CE Hours

 $1,495    $1,047
or

 

Course Details

 


Questions?

Click questions below for detailed answers. (Note: “telemental health” and “telebehavioral health” terms are used interchangeably)

The Level I Certification package is best for you if you work within an agency setting that is already organized to legally and ethically deliver telemental health or telebehavioral health (telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling etc.). It will provide you with a prudent yet exciting look at legal, ethical and clinical guidance about how to get started and deliver direct care via telephone and videoconferencing. This training package is for you if your organization has dealt with the difficult legal, ethical policy issues, and you just want to understand your basic legal and ethical requirements. It is the program of choice for you if you are seeking an easy, convenience way to think through the large issues to delivering behavioral care by telephone and video.

The Level II Certification package is best for you if you need to develop a telepractice program of your own, without an information technology department, legal office, billing or clinical staff to help you think through the details. The Level II Certification package will help you choose your technology, decide whether or not to use videoconferencing, email, text-messaging and other technologies; set up your virtual office to follow current telepractice guidelines and learn how to get paid for your services. It will help you choose your most appropriate private, secure technology that meets your federal and state law. It will give you an understanding of how you to develop appropriate clinical protocols, documentation (e.g. intake, informed consent, and termination documents with reference to the specific technological modalities you choose. It will help you develop and implement your emergency plans, build them into your informed consent processes and have clinically appropriate relationships with providers in your client/patient’s local community to confidently handle emergencies and crises. The Level II Certification package certification program will also guide you to finding and contracting with a malpractice carrier that will maximally help you manage risk. It gives you the competencies required by legal and ethical bodies, which include individual state boards, provinces and professional associations in the behavioral community. As a result of completing this training, you will be well on your way to feeling competent and confident about handling a wide variety of challenging situations posed by delivering telemental health and telebehavioral health care.

The Level II Certification package training program then, is designed for the hospital, clinic, agency, or group and individual practitioner who is responsible for program design and implementation. It provides a true roadmap for how to get started with technical, clinical, legal and ethical policy decisions as well as practical program implementation. Numerous case examples, checklists, sample documents and more are available for you to maximize your time and effort. This program provides you with a Certificate that will distinguish you as a true telebehavioral professional.

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
  • 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee
  • All training included in the Level I Certification package is included in the Level II Certification package
  • You are invited to take the training modules in any order you deem appropriate

All of your courses are self-paced, available 100% online and accessible 24/7. You will gain access immediately upon purchase and can complete all training anytime within 6 months from date of purchase. If you need more time to complete your courses, extended access is available for a modest fee ($45) for an additional increments of 6 months. To extended your access, go to telehealth.org/6-month-extension.

Courses are available with or without CE Hours (See Continuing Education section below).

  • Take all courses and pass post-tests online
  • Print your Course Completion Certificate immediately at your desktop for your licensing board
  • Contact us for a check of your program completion, and we will send you your TBHI TeleMental Health Practitioner Certificate to proudly display

The American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) have approved CE Hours for TBHI training.The American Medical Association (AMA) has approved the training in the past, but physicians registering for the program preferred to not obtain CMEs. As a result, CME availability is limited. Speak with us if you need it by writing to contact@telehealth.org.

Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors & Nurses are formally approved in California, and approved by most other states, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). See Continuing Education information below.

If you have questions about how training works or which course is right for you, please contact us.


Continuing Education Approvals (for most States & Provinces)

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Psychologists — American Psychological Association (APA)

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists in all 50 States and Canada.

Social Workers — Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI), provider #1328, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/18/2016 – 11/18/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Addiction Professionals — NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) is officially on file with NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) as an Approved Education Provider. TBHI has been approved as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. NAADAC Provider #159459, Telebehavioral Health Institute, is responsible for all aspects of their programing.

Counselors — National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) 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. TBHI is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

California Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors & Nurses — California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

When California MFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs turn in certificates to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), they will accept the CE credit hours based on TBHI’s APA approval.

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) has partnered with Alliant International University to bring you Continuing Education for the training you complete at TBHI. Alliant is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235). Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

— NOTE —

Please verify the appropriateness of TBHI training for your needs by contacting your state/provincial board or your state/provincial professional organization. Some state and provincial regulations are in flux, complex and can be confusing. Some require additional documentation. Some states restrict the number of CE hours you can complete online. TBHI is does not accept responsibility for being aware of or meeting your state’s requirements.

TBHI Training has also been approved for AMA CME Hours. Contact us for details.

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