500 – Telephone and Videoconferencing in Telepractice

CE 3 CE Hours Available

Course Description

Finding clear concepts and definitions in an evolving practice area can be tricky. Technology is doubling in capacity every year, and its pace of growth is accelerating. In consequence, new articles are published every day. Laws change, professional association issue statements, standards, guidelines and other forms of guidance. In fact, a dizzying array of information in telemental health can now be found — and needs to assimilated. Our long-time colleagues may look askance at our excitement about telehealth. At times, this new arena can be overwhelming.

In this course, we have organized not only the basic research but also the practical know-how for setting up and managing your online practice. We give you the distillation of information we’ve been researching since 1994. Get a quick and efficient way to better understand the current lingo, pivotal concepts and crucial technologies, including:

  • Those involving conversation via speech (such as telephone-like and video)
  • Those relying on text for communication (such as email and text messaging)
  • Technologies for various kinds of clinical assessment
  • Office set-up/staging
  • Equipment
  • Licensure
  • Credentialing with 3rd party payers

Course Details: 500 – Telephone and Videoconferencing in Telepractice

    • Where: 100% Online
    • When: Available 24/7 to review anytime for 6 months from registration date

Course Objectives

  • Name which is the most important for remote mental health care: the audio (telephone) or video channel
  • Discuss why having a camera at eye level is important when videoconferencing with patients
  • Name two types of software available for securing mobile phones for text message contact with clients
  • State whether or not encryption is important when using mobile devices with clients
  • Name a limitation of a voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) telephone connection
  • State the minimal transmission speed for HIPAA-complaint videoconferencing as set by the American Telemedicine Association videoconferencing guidelines
  • Discuss the technical relevance of having PIP when conducting psychotherapy via videoconferencing
  • Name 4 bodies of scientific literature commonly referencing telemental health information but typically unknown to most mental health practitioners
  • Identify the federally-funded US government organization you can approach as a US citizen for FREE guidance on which equipment to purchase for your particular telehealth circumstance

TBHI Faculty

Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

Dr. Maheu has been a leader in telemental health since 1994. With four textbooks, dozens of book chapters and journal articles to her name, as well as having educated more than 15,000 clinicians, she is in a unique position to guide you or your organization in finding a maximally profitable niche in this rapidly expanding market. She is a master at getting to the point and answering your questions with clear, actionable, evidence-based suggestions that will move you to your goal both quickly and accurately.




Telepractice Documentation Guidelines

This program is for beginning and intermediate-level “telepractitioners” and “telesupervisors” wishing to deliver telemental health services in these disciplines:

  • Psychiatrists, Internists, Pediatricians, Gerontologists, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Behavioral Analysts, Substance Use Professionals
  • CEOs, COOs, Administrators, Billing & Coding Staff

Course Includes:

  • Access to the power and interactivity of the most cutting-edge technology available today for learning (login is required)
  • All materials are included with this course
  • Ability to take your post-test and course evaluation online
  • Printable course completion certificate for your licensing board
  • Access to TBHI Community Forum to ask related questions
  • Full customer support
  • 100% money-back guarantee for 30 days!
  • This program is approved for 1 CE Hour, applicable toward state requirements for Legal/Ethical Continuing Education. TBHI is approved by several CE-approval providing groups to sponsor CE Hours. Please review our provider information at telehealth.org/continuing-education. (We recommend you confirm with your licensing board that they accept our CE provider status. If you have any questions, please contact us.)




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