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)

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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.

Topics

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.


 

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100% Money-Back Guarantee
No Risk – 100% 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
PayPal International Currencies Accepted
*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.

Refunds are available for any course within 30 days of purchase. We guarantee 100% money back if you are dissatisfied for any reason. However, please give us the opportunity to remedy any disappointments by writing to us first. Our contact desk is available from Monday to Friday during business hours. If you would like a phone call rather than an email response, please provide times on when and where you can be reach, a mobile number and direct line including extension if any.

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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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