606 – TeleSupervision Theory & Practice

3 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)


Course Description

This telesupervision course introduces you to the decades of scientific research that have shaped telesupervision.

It is a 100% online course, accessible from your computer in the comfort of your home or office. Most importantly, it offers you the latest of evidence-based telesupervision as brought to you with written theory, augmented by vignettes to bring the coursework to life and make it maximally relevant to your practice today. While a thorough literature review will give you the latest science related to telesupervision, the Telebehavioral Health Institute is also proud to bring you a rare look at recent research into the experience of the telesupervisee, whose voice has largely been absent in literature reviews to date.


Training of the TeleMental Health Supervisor – States requiring telesupervision training such as Georgia mandate, prior to the delivery of supervision via telemental health, that the supervisor has obtained a minimum of nine (9) hours of continuing education. The continuing education hours may include the basic six (6) hours of telemental health training (see it described here) AND an additional three (3) hours of specialized training to understand the key components necessary to supervise effective, and efficient delivery of telemental health.

Topics covered by TBHI’s exclusive, evidence-based telesupervision course include (click on titles below to see details):

Proper informed consent must be obtained from both the client/patient and supervisee for telemental health technology to be used in supervision. Some states or provinces may have additional mandates, such as requiring, prior to the delivery of telemental health services by a licensee via technology, that the telesupervisee inform the client/patient which technology will be used. The licensee may need to obtain verbal and written consent from the client/patient for all such use of technology. The telesupervisory agreement must also reflect telesupervision competencies that have been promulgated by leading professional associations. There is no room for guesswork. This TBHI Telesupervision course cites relevant documents to explain such competencies, and help the telesupervisor develop their own agreement, based on specific needs of the telesupervisor and telesupervisee. Given the complexities and wide variance between telemental health settings, populations, and types of interventions in behavioral healthcare, this TBHI course optimizes the accuracy of the telesupervision contract by asking the telesupervisor a detailed series of questions to help the telesupervisor easily and quickly decide which issues to address in their own telesupervision contract.
Deciding who is appropriate to be assessed and treated at a distance is a challenge for even the best of clinicians. Conducting assessments, assuring standardized assessment administrations, responsibly giving assessment results and handling potential agitation on the part of distance clients/patients upon receipt of results – these sophisticated skills are addressed. Issues such as equipment failure, equipment inadequacy, unfortunate delays and careful documentation must all be considered by the telesupervisor. They need to not only master related skills themselves, but also help their telesupervisees learn how to tell the difference between acting professionally — and when to abort the attempt. Handling failed assessment attempts or referring a client/patient to a local provider who may be even less skilled than the telesupervisee both require finesse and solid clinical judgement. This course will examine these issues and the strategies used by many telesupervisors to handle these situations as documented by the evidence base. It will also cover how to handle emergency situations as a telesupervisor.
Ethical codes can be complex, especially when state law contradicts the ethics code. To make matters worse, many ethical codes are incomplete in their statements about telesupervision. This course will help the telesupervisor make sense of such issues to guide telesupervisees by using the simplest yet most accurate analogies and examples. Ethical codes from all major behavioral health associations will be included (NJAOPS, APA, ACA, NASW, AAMFT, NADAAC).
Understanding the fundamental concepts underlying “scope of practice” language is of particular importance when practicing, and even more so when supervising across jurisdictions. This course will expose the supervisor to information about underlying theory with scope of practice issues to facilitate broad application of these concepts to various telesupervisory situations.
Licensees offering telemental health services over national, state and provincial borders need to be educated about relevant issues, including how to most easily check with all jurisdictional boards involved. For instance, for many states, inter-jurisdictional law doesn’t just involve the state where the client/patient legally resides. Since these laws can differ substantially across jurisdictions, telesupervisors need to fully understand the potential issues and prepare for jurisdictional differences in requirements. This course will provide the opportunity for the telesupervisor to grasp a few quick, easy and common-sense approaches to obtaining all needed information prior to patient treatment, so as to be ready for situations where jurisdictions require full licensure, even when those requirements go beyond the need to be licensed where the patient resides, but also where the patient is at the time of each and every contact, possibly in yet a third state. (These situations arise regularly with patients who travel to care for elderly parents who live in other regions, for example.)
Students and licensees will need to understand how to set up their technology-based businesses for telepractice. This course will provide up-to-date information about basic as well as strategic issues for telemental health practice. It will cover technology decisions, professional liability insurance, professional affiliations and resources, and creative income development approaches. It will outline practical approaches to handling Internet-related problems that might arise not only for the client, but also for the supervisor, such as how to deal with disgruntled clients/patients and supervisees who post harsh or critical reviews of the supervisor’s work on Yelp, Healthgrades or other professional review websites.

TeleSupervision Theory & PracticeEvent Details: 606 – TeleSupervision Theory & Practice

    • Where: 100% Online
    • When: Available 24/7 to review anytime for 6 months from registration date
    • Cost: $199 (includes 3-CME or CE Hours)

Course Objectives

  • Identify at least five leading studies published on the topic of telesupervision
  • Compare and contrast telesupervision via telephone vs. videoconferencing
  • Name 3 complications identified by telesupervisees as particularly difficult to manage
  • Name at least two evidence-based approaches to handling clinical emergencies in telesupervision

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.

Joseph McMenamin

Joseph P. McMenamin, MD JD is a physician-turned-lawyer who assists telehealth practitioners to recognize and diminish legal risks.

Shawna Wright, Ph.D., LP

Shawna Wright, Ph.D., LP is a licensed psychologist in Kansas and Nebraska. Her clinical training focused on child and family treatment, and she has a background in community mental health. She currently works in private practice as a telepsychologist.


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.

Mary Bradshaw, Ed.D.

Mary Bradshaw, Ed.D. is a seasoned Mental Health Therapist, demonstrating expertise and broad-ranging experience in planning and providing holistic individual and family therapy services with specialization in Trauma, PTSD, Crisis Intervention, Addictions, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Suicide Survivor Grief and Loss, Military Life/Military Family Reintegration, and Special Needs Children and Adults.

TeleSupervision Theory & Practice

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 3 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 606 – TeleSupervision Theory & Practice

With 3 CME or CE-Hours: $199

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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Add-on the 6-Hour Introduction to Telemetal Health Theory & Practice Course

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

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.



100% Money-Back Guarantee
No Risk – 100% 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
PayPal International Currencies Accepted
*Multiple discounts do not apply
Your Payment is Secured Authorize.netPaypalMastercard, Discover and Visa


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