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Join your many excited colleagues to learn how to work legally and ethically from anywhere, anytime. Browse three telemental health / telebehavioral health professional training options designed for hospitals, clinics, agencies, small group & independent practices.

PLEASE NOTE: Using the NAADAC discount code without being a NAADAC member is an ethical violation for which you can be disciplined.
  • Invigorate your practice with new service models to access more clients/patients, lower overhead and increase profits
  • Learn competencies and legal/ethical strategies
  • Train at your own pace — available 24/7, 100% online
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TBHI Level I Professional Training Certificate Package (15 CE Hours)

Designed for Staff of Hospitals, Clinics, Agencies, Small Group Practices, etc.

$399

as low as $80/month

Single Payment
$319
4 Monthly Payments
$80/month

Training materials will be available within 2 business days

What’s Included?

 

TBHI Level II Professional Training Certificate Package (36 CE Hours)

Designed for Private Practitioners, Clinical Directors, Department Managers, etc.

$1,495

as low as $100/month

Single Payment
$1,196
12 Monthly Payments
$100/month

Training materials will be available within 2 business days

What’s Included?

What’s Included?

Click on the program titles below for more details.


TBHI Level I Professional Training Certificate Package package includes:
  • 15 CE-Hours
  • 6-Months access to all training materials (extensions available for a fee)
  • Includes Georgia, Alabama & Texas licensing boards training topic requirements

Training includes these four (4) courses:

  1. Introduction to Telebehavioral Health Theory and Practice
    • Also included in the Level I certificate package
    • Comes with 6 CE-Hours (valued at $249)
    • Qualifies for Legal and Ethical Course Requirements
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Identify at least 3 basic definitions used to describe telemental health as a field
      • 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
      • Identify which of the many technologies used today meets HIPAA, HITECH and PIPEDA requirements
      • Describe at least 2 issues of relevance to practicing over state lines
      • Identify which of the many technologies used today is preferred by insurance companies
      • Responsibly outline how to approach termination with an online client/patient
      • Show where to access more than 3,000 searchable evidence-based references for telemental health

  2. Legal/Ethical Issues I: Rules, Regulations & Risk Management
    • Also included in the Level I certificate package
    • Comes with 3 CE-Hours (valued at $199)
    • Qualifies for Legal and Ethical Course Requirements
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Discuss the special relevance of HIPAA to telemental healthcare
      • Discuss two ethical standards that might be violated by online psychological testing
      • Describe how to best take advantage of the special protections given to “psychotherapy notes.”
      • Identify 1 way a colleague receiving your referral can inadvertently put you at risk
      • Explain the documentation you need to get from vendors selling you telemental health equipment
      • Define privacy, confidentiality & security as they each pertain to telemental health care
      • Describe licensure issues regarding providing telemental health care across state boundaries
      • Explain whether or not video needs to be HIPAA compliant
      • Describe which ethical code issue comes into question when professionals use 5-star rating systems on websites
      • Discuss how to think about selecting legal counsel for telehealth work
      • Explain how initial contact by email with a new prospective patient can be hazardous
      • Name one way you can unwittingly void your malpractice liability insurance coverage with online practice

  3. Telephone & Videoconferencing in Telepractice
    • Also included in the Level I certificate package
    • Comes with 3 CE-Hours (valued at $149)
    • Learning 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

  4. Advanced Clinical Telepractice Issues (Handling Online Emergencies)
    • Also included in the Level I certificate package
    • Comes with 3 CE-Hours (valued at $249)
    • Qualifies for Legal and Ethical Course Requirements
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Identify one clinical population for which telephone-based interventions have been shown effective in multiple scientific studies
      • Discuss the history and evolution of videoconferencing guidelines
      • Name at least 1 clinical advantage and disadvantage to working asynchronously online in mental health
      • Outline the benefits of understanding the scientific literature related to telepractice with the clinical population you serve
      • Discuss 2 safety differences between traditional telehealth practice and delivering telehealth in “unsupervised settings”
      • Name 3 complications related to telepractice
      • Name at least two approaches to handling clinical emergencies in telepractice


TBHI Level II Professional Training Certificate Package includes:
  • 36 CE-Hours
  • 12 Monthly Q&A Group Consultations (live & recorded for your convenience)
  • 12-Months access to all training materials (extensions available for a fee)
  • Covers Georgia, Alabama & Texas licensing board telemental health training requirements

Training includes these nine (9) courses:


  1. Introduction to Telebehavioral Health Theory and Practice
    • Also included in the Level I certificate package
    • Comes with 6 CE-Hours (valued at $249)
    • Qualifies for Legal and Ethical Course Requirements
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Identify at least 3 basic definitions used to describe telemental health as a field
      • 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
      • Identify which of the many technologies used today meets HIPAA, HITECH and PIPEDA requirements
      • Describe at least 2 issues of relevance to practicing over state lines
      • Identify which of the many technologies used today is preferred by insurance companies
      • Responsibly outline how to approach termination with an online client/patient
      • Show where to access more than 3,000 searchable evidence-based references for telemental health

  2. Legal/Ethical Issues I: Rules, Regulations & Risk Management
    • Also included in the Level I certificate package
    • Comes with 3 CE-Hours (valued at $199)
    • Qualifies for Legal and Ethical Course Requirements
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Discuss the special relevance of HIPAA to telemental health care
      • Discuss two ethical standards that might be violated by online psychological testing
      • Describe how to best take advantage of the special protections given to “psychotherapy notes.”
      • Identify 1 way a colleague receiving your referral can inadvertently put you at risk
      • Explain the documentation you need to get from vendors selling you telemental health equipment
      • Define privacy, confidentiality & security as they each pertain to telemental health care
      • Describe licensure issues regarding providing telemental health care across state boundaries
      • Explain whether or not video needs to be HIPAA compliant
      • Describe which ethical code issue comes into question when professionals use 5-star rating systems on websites
      • Discuss how to think about selecting legal counsel for telehealth work
      • Explain how initial contact by email with a new prospective patient can be hazardous
      • Name one way you can unwittingly void your malpractice liability insurance coverage with online practice

  3. Telephone & Videoconferencing in Telepractice
    • Also included in the Level I certificate package
    • Comes with 3 CE-Hours (valued at $149)
    • Learning 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

  4. Advanced Clinical Telepractice Issues (Handling Online Emergencies)
    • Also included in the Level I certificate package
    • Comes with 3 CE-Hours (valued at $249)
    • Qualifies for Legal and Ethical Course Requirements
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Identify one clinical population for which telephone-based interventions have been shown effective in multiple scientific studies
      • Discuss the history and evolution of videoconferencing guidelines
      • Name at least 1 clinical advantage and disadvantage to working asynchronously online in mental health
      • Outline the benefits of understanding the scientific literature related to telepractice with the clinical population you serve
      • Discuss 2 safety differences between traditional telehealth practice and delivering telehealth in “unsupervised settings”
      • Name 3 complications related to telepractice
      • Name at least two approaches to handling clinical emergencies in telepractice

  5. Legal/Ethical Issues II: Best Practices & Informed Consent
    • Comes with 6 CE-Hours (valued at $199)
    • Qualifies for Legal and Ethical Course Requirements
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Name the 7 components of online ethics that address the novel risks, legal issues and the very difficult emerging issues of “standards of care” when using the psychotechnologies
      • Describe 1 ethical precept related to emergencies in distance work
      • Contrast standard of care and ethical standards
      • Outline current legal considerations concerning cross-border practice across state and international boundaries
      • List 3 common “standards of care” in telemental health
      • Explain the difference between “practice guidelines” and “treatment guidelines”
      • Outline 3 elements of proper documentation of telemental health services
      • Discuss the statement that, “All current in-person legal and ethical mandates apply online.”
      • Explain “online presence” and how to protect one’s online reputation

  6. Six Fundamentals for Setting Up Your Video-Based Office
    • Comes with 6 CE-Hours (valued at $495)
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Name at least 2 factors that render Skype unacceptable for health care as per NASW and APA
      • Explain the benefits of getting a Business Associate Agreement
      • Name five elements of a good office set-up for telepractice
      • Identify at least three issues to address when educating your client/patient about video-based behavioral care
      • Describe three elements of a recommended opening protocol for every video teleconferencing (VTC) session with a client or patient
      • Explain at least two current factors that will impinge the future of mental health care, and how video teleconferencing (VTC) adoption today will help move a practitioner into a competitively advantageous position to succeed in mental health care both today and tomorrow

  7. Telepractice Documentation Guidelines
    • Comes with 6 CE-Hours (valued at $349)
    • Qualifies for Legal and Ethical Course Requirements
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Identify at least one issue to address in an opening protocol for practicing online
      • Name three technical issues to address when educating a client/patient about obtaining services online
      • Intelligently discuss why and how to proceed when someone enters a client’s room during a call
      • Name at least five behaviors that are not appropriate on the part of clients when using video
      • Describe two functions served by a local champion
      • Name at least two issues addressed by the APA telepsychology guidelines (Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology) that are relevant to client/patient education
      • Name at least two issues addressed by the ATA telemental health guidelines (Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services) say about patient education in telemental health

  8. Texting and Behavioral Health Course Basic Dos & Don’ts
    • Comes with 3 CE-Hours (valued at $149)
    • Qualifies for Legal and Ethical Course Requirements
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Outline 5 risks to text messaging and how to remedy them
      • Intelligently discuss how a professional might handle data storage and retrieval challenges with text messaging
      • Identify one way clients and patients may feel betrayed when an unwitting professional uses text messaging for professional interventions
      • Name 1 law that is relevant to text messaging
      • Outline where to seek guidance for how to best use text messaging within a professional relationship
      • Explain how encryption is relevant to text messaging and how to get one’s cell phone encrypted

  9. Reimbursement Strategies: Increasing Authorization & Payment
    • Comes with 3 CE-Hours (valued at $149)
    • Learning Objectives:
      • List the three mental health disciplines that are recognized Medicare providers
      • Explain why training is important at the community level when launching a telehealth program
      • Outline three barriers that still remain to widespread acceptance of telehealth reimbursement
      • State whether or not you can legitimately obtain reimbursement for telehealth if you are practicing in a state without a license
      • Name the two states that post a $5,000.00 penalty for practicing in their state as a psychologist without a license
      • Explain why your malpractice insurance isn’t likely to cover you if you run into a problem when practicing over state lines in a state where you do not hold a professional license
      • Identify the technology that already is eligible for telehealth reimbursement in rural areas
      • State whether or not special codes are needed for telehealth reimbursement
      • Name two types of services in telemental health that are likely to be covered by Medicare reimbursement — and under which conditions
      • Explain “facility fee” and state the amount of reimbursement that can be obtained with its related CPT code
      • State whether or not behavioral assessments are a covered service by Medicare
      • Name the three resource groups that are available to practitioners who want to begin collecting reimbursement for telepractice services


HIPAA-Compliant WebinarThis program is for these beginning and intermediate-level “telepractitioners” and “telesupervisors:”

  • 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

 


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
  • Nursing / Tele-Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy / Tele-Occupational Therapy
  • 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:
    • Internists, Pediatricians, Gerontologists, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians, Behavioral Analysts, CEOs, COOs, Administrators, Billing & Coding Staff


The Basic Training is best for you if you simply want to get a sense of whether telebehavioral /telemental health is for you (and the people you serve). This course is available either online or in-person at a variety of locations throughout the country. It is a quick 6-hour overview of key definitions, concepts, research and competency-based best practices for the field.

The Level I Certificate package is best for you if you work within an agency setting that is already organized to legally and ethically deliver telebehavioral /telemental health (telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling etc.). This training will provide you with a prudent yet exciting look at legal, ethical and clinical guidance about how to get started and deliver direct care via telephone and videoconferencing. This training package is for you if your organization has dealt with the difficult legal, ethical policy issues, and you just want to understand your basic legal and ethical requirements. It is the program of choice for you if you are seeking an easy, convenient way to think through the large issues to delivering behavioral care by telephone and video. It includes several extensive check-lists that will help you get and stay organized. This program provides you with a Certificate that will distinguish you as a true telebehavioral professional.


The Level II Certificate package is best for you if you need to develop a telepractice program of your own, without an information technology department, legal office, billing or clinical staff to help you think through the issues and their relevance to your setting and the population you treat.
The Level II Certificate package will help you decide whether or not to use videoconferencing, email, text-messaging and other technologies, set up your virtual office to follow current telepractice guidelines and learn how to get paid for your services. It will help you choose your most appropriate private, secure technology that meets your federal and state law, and yet find the functionalities that you need to meet the specific needs of the population you serve. It will give you an understanding of how you to develop appropriate clinical protocols, documentation (e.g. intake, informed consent, and termination documents) with reference to the specific technological modalities you choose. It will help you develop and implement your emergency plans, build them into your informed consent processes and have clinically appropriate relationships with providers in your client/patient’s local community to confidently handle emergencies and crises. The Level II Certificate package program will also guide you to finding and contracting with a malpractice carrier that will maximally help you manage risk. It gives you the competencies required by legal and ethical bodies, which include individual state boards, provincial and professional associations. After completing this training, you will be well on your way to feeling both competent and confident about handling a wide variety of challenging situations posed by delivering telemental health and telebehavioral health care.
The Level II Certificate package training program then, is designed for the hospital, clinic, agency, or group administrator and individual practitioner who is responsible for program design and implementation. It provides a true roadmap for how to get started with technical, clinical, legal and ethical policy decisions as well as practical program implementation. Numerous case examples, checklists, sample documents and much more are available for you to maximize your time and effort. This program provides you with a Certificate that will distinguish you as an advance telehealth professional.


Easily gain a comfortable, working knowledge of the evidence-base supporting the implementation of best practices for telepsychiatry, telepsych, telepsychology, distance counseling or online counseling, etherapy and online therapy (whatever you call it).
  • Enjoy an exciting, convenient eLearning environment to access courses anytime, anywhere with an Internet connection
  • All courses are self-paced, well-written and evidence-based, with summaries, checklists and clear “to-dos”
  • Courses are offered in written form (text) with video and audio 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


All of your courses are self-paced, available 100% online and accessible 24/7. You can complete all training anytime within 6 months from date of purchase. If you need more time to complete your courses, extended access is available for a modest fee ($45) for an additional increment of 6 months. To extend your access, go here.

All TBHI courses include CE Hours (See Continuing 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 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 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 Education information below.

Earn your certificate as a TBHI Certified Telebehavioral Health Practitioner*. This designation** is increasingly used to recognize our graduates for having completed the most comprehensive and research-based post-graduate training program available anywhere today.
*Service Mark Pending
**This designation is limited to 3 years. After 3 years, you may renew your designation with 6 hours of TBHI approved training.

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Continuing Education Approvals (for most States & Provinces)

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Psychologists — American Psychological Association (APA)

Telebehavioral Health Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 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.

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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 is does not accept responsibility for being aware of or 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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