Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.
Myron L. Pulier, M.D.
Joseph McMenamin, M.D., J.D.
Jonathan Linkous, M.B.A.
CEO, American Telemedicine Association
Mario Gutierrez, M.P.H.
Director, Center For Connected Health Policy
William Hudock, M.A.
Senior Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA/CMHS
David Luxton, Ph.D.
Research Health Scientist, Naval Health Research Center
State Senator, Mississippi
Robert McGrath, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Farleigh Dickinson University
Jonathan Evans, M.A.
Shawna Wright, Ph.D., L.P.
Lisette Wright, M.A.
Needing a technology “road map” to leverage both time and effort? Join the exciting world of eLearning and practice development! This training will keep you and your staff focused, organized and looking forward to the next learning adventure. Ample opportunity to ask questions and interact with world-class faculty. Designed for hospitals, clinics, agencies, group practices and independent practitioners seeking either the fundamentals or advanced clinical, legal, ethical and practical applications in telemental health, including telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, telespeech and language pathology and other teletherapies.
TMHI Training Programs
Basic Certificate Training
In-Depth Certificate Training
|Introduction to TeleMental Health Theory and Practice|
|Telephone & Videoconferencing in Telepractice|
|Legal/Ethical Issues I: Rules, Regulations & Risk Management|
|Advanced Clinical Telepractice Issues (Handling Online Emergencies)|
|Legal/Ethical Issues II: Best Practices & Informed Consent|
|6 Fundamentals for Setting Up Your Video-Based Office|
|Telepractice Documentation Guidelines|
|Reimbursement Strategies: Increasing Authorization and Payment|
|Private and Group Consultation|
|Six, Group Consultation Hours|
|Private Consultation Hour with TMHI Staff|
|Available CME Credits||15 Hours||36 Hours|
|Hub Community Forum|
|Informed Consent Agreement (Template Document)|
|Professional Office Staff Hiring Agreement (Template Document)|
BONUS “Hot Topic” Recordings (with Slide Sets and Handouts)
|To Skype or Not to Skype? Free and Low-Cost Alternatives|
|Licensing and Practicing Over State and Provincial Lines|
|Health Care Reform and Technology: A Conversation with Dr. West-Olatunji|
|Text Messaging: 12 Risk Management Considerations|
|10 Top Strategies for Finding a Specialty Niche in Telepractice|
|How Health Care Reform Is Changing the Way You Get Paid|
|HIPAA & HITECH Made Easy for Behavioral Health Professionals|
|14 Essential Telemental Health Informed Consent Elements|
|How to Have a Successful Telemental Health Practice from Your Home|
|Why Consider EHRs Now? An Electronic Health Record (EHR) Primer|
|Skype & Related Practices Found Unacceptable by Oklahoma Medical Board|
|Insider Tips for Organizing Your Video Telepractice|
The Basic Certificate training is best for 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.
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.
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.