Join Us for Two FREE SAMHSA Telebehavioral Health Webinars
Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Behavioral Health Information Technology and Standards (BHITS) initiative
Webinar 1 – Telebehavioral Health and the Consumer
Wednesday, August 15
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Are you a consumer of behavioral health services, but are sometimes challenged to access them? Do you live in a remote area? How can you find a qualified online therapist? How do you make sure your private information remains confidential?
For the Consumer: Consumers of behavioral health services, especially those in sparsely-populated regions or those who have difficulty getting to a provider, should become aware of how this technology can improve access to care. Webinar participants will learn what kinds of issues can be safely addressed by an online therapist, how they can find a qualified online therapist, how to ensure the information they share remains confidential, and what they can expect to pay for a good online therapist.
Webinar 2 – Telebehavioral Health – What Every Provider Needs to Know
Tuesday, August 21
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Are you a provider of behavioral health services, but are interested in expanding to telebehavioral health? Do you already use telebehavioral health but are unsure of some of the legal, ethical or technical issues?
For the Provider: As telebehavioral health becomes more widespread, providers will need to become aware of several issues that govern the successful provision of online services. Webinar participants will learn about the important legal issues that relate to telehealth (e.g., licensure, informed consent, privacy/confidentiality); ethical issues (e.g., competencies, documentation, marketing); clinical issues (e.g., assessment/screening, boundaries/telepresence, handling emergencies); technical issues (e.g., technology/platform choices, cybersecurity, handling repairs); and other related information.
About the Speaker: Marlene M. Maheu PhD is the Founder and Executive Director of the Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. She oversees the development and delivery of telemental health and telebehavioral health training and certification to clinicians from over 73 countries worldwide.
Since 1994, Dr. Maheu has focused on legal and ethical risk management related to the use of technologies to better serve behavioral health clients and patients. She has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles and is currently writing her fifth book in the field. She is a telehealth consultant, researcher, author, trainer, speaker and keynoter.