101 – Introduction to Telebehavioral/Telemental Health Theory and Practice

6 CME/CE Hours Available * This course qualifies for Legal & Ethical CME/CE Hours.

This training course is offered 24/7, available complete at your own pace (anytime within 6 months from registration date)

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Course Description

This  training introduces you to the decades of scientific research that have shaped telehealth in all the identified forms starting from 1959 (telemedicine, telebehavioral health, telemental health, telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, telenursing, etc.) It is an invigorating discussion of the published interprofessional competencies needed for telepractice, including an overview ethical, legal, clinical, technical, and reimbursement strategies. It will show you practical ways to think about leveraging the reach and power of a variety of technologies (mHealth, apps, remote patient monitoring) while focusing primarily on video conferencing.

This insightful and inspirational training will clearly outline the many routes currently available to reach more people, lower your overhead and focus on the specialty area(s) that interest you the most. Taught by a world-class leader whose passion has led the field since 1994, you will appreciate the benefit that only decades of training experience can deliver: the integration of relevant facts into a single, incisive voice to help you easily grasp the key issues, make a list of your own essential “to-do’s,” and design your own path for a legal, ethical and successful telepractice.

Topics* (Click on titles below to see details)

You are offered not only a quick-and-easy table summarizing relevant key terms and quickly immersed in the robust literature supporting telehealth by using examples in telebehavioral and telemental health as they have evolved using a variety of technologies. This portion of this introductory training gives you a high-level overview and synthesis of KEY CONCEPTS from more than 4,500 evidence-based books and journal articles. You will be given information about how and where to look up more information when you need it for your own telepractice.
You are introduced to how and where the use of technology in behavioral care is applicable. This portion of the course is designed to help you gain an overall perspective to what is happening nationally with health care reform via technology – and why behavioral and telemental health are now considered the next big “boomtown” for healthcare expansion. Given that telemental health can easily transport the clinician across large distances, issues of multi-cultural, multilingual and diversity become very important. This course also introduces the clinician to these issues and offers practical solutions to dilemmas that may evolve.
As a telepractitioner, you will need to recognize appropriate use of telebehavioral and telemental health, asynchronous email/message posting, asynchronous video conferencing, synchronous digital chat, video-assisted therapy and other electronically supported modes of delivery. This course will help orient you to the primary technologies used for behavioral health, substance use and mental health. You are given fundamental tools and skills to understand how to adapt traditional, in-person psychiatric, psychological, social work and counseling techniques to telemental health. Theoretical integration is accomplished in a number of ways, including the strategic placement of carefully crafted vignettes to bring this course to life, clearly showing you how you can adapt your current work to a safe and effective use of technology to reach more people, leverage your time and resources, and do it all from the comfort of your own home or office.
To manage your own risk and that of your client/patient, while offering the highest quality of care, you will want to know everything you can about informed consent and other documentation. such documents can include your intake form, referral system, HIPAA policies, emergency reporting systems and other required emergency documentation, etc. After all is said and done, how carefully you document this process will protect both you and your client/patient if ever there is a problem. In this course, you are given an outline of key considerations and that are crucial for telemental health risk management.
You probably already know that assessment through technology isn’t the same as in-person. Many important and often pivotal cues are lost when working through any type of technology, even video. It introduces key concepts such as ethical test standardization, administration and the sharing of assessment results. It will introduce you to the leading researchers, their findings, relevant ethical codes and where to get more specific tele-assessment information in the scientific literature. This course will help you think about how to conduct a video-based mental status, gait analysis and hygiene checks.
Working with clients/patients from other states is possible for many professionals, but must be done carefully and be well documented. This course helps you understand state law vs. federal law related to “licensure portability,” how to legally and ethically work over state lines, the difficulties involved, which questions to ask, where to go for more information, and other tips from leaders in the field so you can get the answers you need to help you sleep at night.
Understanding privacy and security standards as set by federal laws (i.e., the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the HITECH ACT in the United States (as well as PIPEDA and other laws in Canada). It provides guidance to help you understand and use only the high quality practices and procedures that legally and ethically protect clients/patients. It helps you safeguard yourself against litigation by outlining how to protect your client/patient’s electronic information.
This course helps you recognize similarities and differences between in-person and telemental health closure while providing technology-assisted strategies for reestablishing contact if and/or when is it necessary.
You probably need to know how to support yourself while enjoying the many advantages of online practice. Aside from benefiting from the decreased overhead when working from any secured location (including your home), and the increased flexibility of scheduling whenever you have available time. Learn about the variety of funding sources for reimbursement for telepractice.
You are introduced to the many ways to legally and ethically promote yourself, your agency, hospital or academic program into your existing suite of therapeutic/clinical services. You are shown specific legal and ethical codes of relevance, as well as examples of successful online campaigns to draw attention to your work in the context of the “business” of technology-based practice.
You are given an outline of the burgeoning field of internet “over-use” disorders, including how children’s brains are showing irreversible changes, how gambling, pornography, and other addictive” processes are intentionally designed to capture and hold the attention of our vulnerable populations.

*These topics meet states’ identified telemental health competency requirements as they have been released to date (California, Georgia, etc.)

Introduction to Telemental Health Theory and Practice

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Event Details: 101 – Introduction to Telebehavioral/Telemental Health Theory and Practice

Introduction to Telemental Health Theory and Practice

    • Where: 100% Online
      • Format: Online Activity. Distance Education through Online study:  interaction includes discussion forum between other trainees and TBHI staff, online readings, illustrative media, automatically graded Post-test, and more (all material for training accessed through computer) – Asynchronous
    • When: Available 24/7 to review anytime for 6 months from registration date
    • Cost: $149 (includes 6-CME or CE Hours)

Course Objectives

  • Identify at least 3 basic definitions used in telemental health
  • Intelligently discuss at least 3 primary legal concerns to be addressed in telemental health
  • Intelligently discuss at least 3 primary ethical concerns to be addressed in telemental health
  • List at least 3 legitimate ways to approach online assessment
  • Describe at least 2 issues of relevance to practicing over state lines
  • Identify which of the many technologies used today meets HIPAA, HITECH and PIPEDA requirements
  • Identify which of the technologies (video, email, text messaging, phone) used today is preferred by insurance companies
  • Show where to access more than 3,000 searchable evidence-based references for telemental health

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.

Myron Pulier

Dr. Pulier has been a Board Certified psychiatrist since the early 1970s and has worked as a clinician, researcher, administrator and teacher. He was the Medical Psychiatric Director for a multi-state managed care division of PruCare and co-founded and co-directed a private multidisciplinary mental health clinic tailored for managed care needs. He designed and constructed a novel affordable computer-controlled all-electronic tachistoscope and served as PhD thesis adviser for a Fairleigh Dickenson University graduate student using this instrument to investigate backward masking phenomena in schizophrenia.

Introduction to Telemental Health Theory and PracticeThis 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 6 CME or CE Hours, applicable toward state requirements for Legal/Ethical Continuing Medical Education or Continuing Education. TBHI is approved by several CME or CE-approval providing groups to sponsor CME or CE Hours. Please review our provider information at telehealth.org/continuing-education. (We recommend you confirm with your licensing board that they accept our CME or CE provider status. If you have any questions, please contact us.)

Course 101 – Introduction to Telebehavioral/Telemental Health Theory and Practice


With 6 CME or CE-Hours:  $249   SPECIAL PRICE $149

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Add-on the 3-Hour TeleSupervision Theory & Practice Course


With 3 CME or CE-Hours: $99

Please note: To gain access to your training materials, you will be asked to create a training profile and register your TBHI training account. Once this has been completed, your webinar materials will be added to your training account within 2 business days.


 

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No Risk – 100% 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
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*Multiple discounts do not apply
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Frequently Asked Questions:

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

TBHI’s training programs are designed for beginning and intermediate-level “telepractitioners” and “telesupervisors” wishing to deliver telebehavioral health services in these disciplines:

  • Addictions Specialists / Telehealth
  • Counseling / Distance Counseling
  • Nurse Practice / Telemedicine
  • Nursing / Tele-Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy / Tele-Occupational Therapy
  • Physicians / Telemedicine
  • Physician’s Assistants / Telemedicine
  • Psychiatry / Telepsychiatry
  • Psychology / Telepsychology
  • Social Work / Telehealth
  • Speech and Language Therapy / Tele-Speech and Language Therapy
  • Therapy / Online Therapy
  • Other Tele-Therapies, including but not limited to these groups of practitioners:
    • Internists, Pediatricians, Osteopaths, Gerontologists, Physical Therapists, Dietitians, Behavior Analysts, CEOs, COOs, Administrators, Billing & Coding Staff
TBHI’s professional training is offered both 100% online and in-person. TBHI’s online eLearning, multi-media environment allows you to easily gain a comfortable, working knowledge of the evidence-based competencies for best practices for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, and behavioral analysts who wish to work in telepsychiatry, telepsych, telepsychology, distance counseling or online counseling, etherapy and online therapy (whatever you call it).
  • Enjoy an exciting, 24/7, convenient online access to courses anytime and anywhere with an Internet connection
  • All courses are self-paced, professionally developed and competency-based, with summaries, checklists and clear “to-dos”
  • Courses are offered in written form (text) with video and audio segments for illustration
  • 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee
  • All training included in the Level I Certificate package is included in the Level II Certificate package
  • You are invited to take the training modules in any order you deem appropriate
TBHI “classes” have no specific start and stop time. All online training is self-paced, accessible 24/7 through your web browser. You are free to train anytime, from anywhere. If your client/patient doesn’t show for their appointment, you can easily engage with your materials online, or in printed form.  Printed training materials are available upon request in PDF format to conveniently travel with you on a plane, train, bus or simply as you lounge in your living room. If you wish to complete all your training in a weekend, a week, a month or over several months – the choice is yours. Courses require the amount of time offered for CME or CE . More specifically, a 6-CME or CE hour course will require 6 hours of the average trainee. Many TBHI trainees return to their materials over time to access materials for a variety of reasons. Checklists and summaries can be copied and printed. Video/audio segments require an active Internet connection. Course evaluations and post-tests must be completed online. All registrations have an access period of at least 6 months from date of purchase. Extended access is available at $45 for an additional 6 months.

TBHI’s online coursework gives you access 24/7. You will receive a rich, multimedia platform to enhance your enjoyment and learning retention.

  • Most of the training is written, following optimal instructional design principles of text-based information with links to primary and secondary source documents, interspersed with images, audio, and video segments to punctuate an important point.
  • All video segments follow American Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for being available with captions or a transcript.
  • To help improve learning comprehension and retention, “Essential Points” in the form of bullet points are provided at the top of many pages, to help you initially grasp the important issues, and give you clues as to which specific topics are considered important enough to re-address in the post-tests.
  • The training is also annotated with footnotes to give you the inside story on a number of important issues.
  • Courses are self-paced, meaning that you can stop and start it at your convenience.
  • A PDF format is available if you’d like to carry it with you to read as you move about your world.
  • TBHI training is self-directed, in that it contains a number of high-quality links to primary source documents throughout the Internet that we’ve assembled for your convenience and to maximize your learning.
  • The training content has been highly edited by more than 100 reviewers who are professionals in the field, so you can trust that it is accurate, well written and easy-to-comprehend.
  • TBHI’s professional training has received many accolades from colleagues, who appreciate our optimized instructional design format as well as the richness of content and superior customer support. To see these comments, look at this testimonial page.
  • You can also print your own Certificate from our website.

Completing the TBHI training will require approximately the same number of CME or CE hours offered with each course. A 6-hour course then, will take about 6 hours to complete, depending on how quickly you read. A one-hour course typically involves approximately 10,000 words, minus the words involved with presenting audio and video segments. The course evaluation and post-test will require that you come back into the website to respond to a series of questions. Post-test need to be passed with a grade of 80% or better to get the course completion certificate. (You will have learned a lot, and passing should be no problem. Of more than 7,000 trainees that have come through our doors, only three needed help with post-tests.

If you’d prefer in-person training, please write to us to request a calendar for TBHI’s live events. If you’d like to invite a TBHI speaker, please submit a speaking request here

All TBHI courses include CME or CE Hours (See Continuing Education or Continuing Medical 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 Telebehavioral Health Practitioner Certificate to proudly display
The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS), 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 CME or 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 Medical Education or Continuing Education information below.

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Continuing Medical Education or Continuing Education Approvals (for most States & Provinces)

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Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners & Physician’s Assistants

Purpose:
NJAOPS is dedicated in reminding and enhancing physicians’ knowledge to manage the changing needs of the healthcare system. These evidence-based educational lectures are structured to augment physician expertise with current guidelines, materials and recommendations, as well as up-to-date advances in medical treatment on specific topics.

Accreditation:
New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing education for DO physicians. NJAOPS designates these educational activities for Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Physician (AMA) Accreditation Statement: NJAOPS is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NJAOPS designates live or online activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Health Professionals: Participants may claim hours to receive a Certificate of Participation for an activity designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Method of Participation:
For successful completion of activity and subsequent awarding of credits, individuals are required to participate in the entire activity and complete an attestation form, as well as an activity evaluation form.

Psychologists — American Psychological Association (APA)

The Telebehavioral Health Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Telebehavioral Health Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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. Please note that ASWB does not award CE Hours for training related to marketing.

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.

CE Broker

CE Broker is a continuing education tracking system in which licensees track their compliance and report their completed CEs. The Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) encourages trainees to use the Self-Report system in CE Broker, as TBHI does not report to CE Broker on behalf of trainees.

Click here for instructions on how to self-report to CE Broker.

California Nurses — California Board of Registered Nurses (BRN)

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 for CMEs. Nurses are formally approved in California and approved by most other states through our co-sponsorship with Alliant UniversitySee Continuing Education information here.

— 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 disavows responsibility for being aware of /meeting your state’s regulatory or licensing requirements.

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


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