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7 Irrefutable Reasons Online Therapists Can Legally and Ethically Work from Home

7 Irrefutable Reasons Online Therapists Can Legally and Ethically Work from Home

home-based telemental health22 February 2017, San Diego, CA  The many distinct advantages of home-based telemental health are appealing to professionals of all types, including telepsychiatrists, telepsychologists, distance counselors, online counselors, online therapists, Internet therapists, tele-analysts, and e-therapists. These professionals however, rarely get an opportunity for professional training that addresses their specific needs. Internationally recognized telehealth leader, Marlene Maheu, Ph.D., is scheduled to present a 1-hour webinar titled, “7 Irrefutable Reasons Online Therapists Can Legally and Ethically Work from Home.” The webinar will broadcast Wednesday, February  22, 2017 at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific.

Home-Based Online Therapy and Home-Based Telemental Health

Today’s behavioral professional is keen to understand the many ways to use technology to leverage their time and energy. Many are also excited about the possibility of working from home, where the commute is as short as going from the kitchen to their den. They often are unsure of the legal and ethical issues involved, however. “None the of this is rocket science” said Dr. Marlene Maheu, the webinar presenter and founder of the Telebehavioral Health Institute. She continued, “Very specific laws and ethical codes have to be followed when working from home, but they can be quickly learned in a single hour. Within reason, anyone can work from their home, or even from the road if they have a stable Internet connection and the right equipment, protocols and awareness of required zoning and other laws.”

Learning Objectives: the Home-Based Online Therapy webinar participant will be able to:

  • Intelligently discuss the broad pros and cons of working from your home as a clinician.
  • Identify three specific ethical issues that are of relevance when working from home.   
  • List two legal issues that are of relevance when you work from your home.
  • Name at least three areas in which job opportunities are available for clinicians who want to work from home.
  • Event Details
  • Where: 100% Online
  • When   February 22 @2PM Eastern/ 11:00AM Pacific (Also fully recorded and available 24/7 after the event for your convenience.
  • What: Live & recorded event includes event access, presentation slides, and handout
  • Cost: $35 

Marlene M. Maheu, PhD is the founder of the Telebehavioral Health Institute (formerly the TeleMental Health Institute). She is the originator of the Online Clinical Practice Model (OCPM) for ethical telemental health, telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling and online therapy; has written four textbooks in telebehavioral health and is recognized as one of the leading telepractice authors and trainers internationally. As a world-class leader in the field, she offers practical strategies, straightforward solutions and the hands-on wisdom that only develops through time and focus.

When you attend this online therapy and telemental health webinar, you’ll sense her passion, wisdom and good humor about how you can immediately start leveraging the power of the Internet to access new clients/patients, specialize in serving your preferred populations, and yes, reduce your overhead when working from home.

This webinar is relevant to you if you are a…

  • Psychologist or psychiatrist
  • Behavior analyst
  • Addictions professional
  • EAP professional
  • Social worker or counselor
  • Speech therapist, occupational therapist
  • Nurse practitioner, or physician assistant
  • any other U.S.-based, licensed behavioral  health practitioner (or educator)  

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) specializes in behavioral telehealth startup consultation, professional training and staffing. TBHI is dedicated to providing support for planning, launching and thriving with telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, and behavioral telehealth and mhealth. TBHI’s team of experienced consultants can help with planning, reimbursement, technology choices, legal and ethical risk management and staff development/placement. Job opportunities are also being developed for enterprising trainees who want to work with known employers using legal, ethical and evidence-based models. TBHI also consults with start-up technology companies seeking to develop new verticals in the behavioral health space. Contact: http://telehealth.org/contact.

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