Welcome NFAR Conference Attendees!
Thank you for attending the NFAR Conference.
Please enjoy the supplemental materials we’ve made available to you from the presentation. Below you will find additional resource materials, my slide set for the conference presentation, and a special discount for the Telebehavioral Health Institute’s Certificate Program to help understand and launch an online therapy practice.
Slides will become available during the live session.
- Extensive Bibliography
- Supervision References
- Approved Telemental Health Procedures and Codes
- Write to us here for free access to an audio recording with former President of ACA (2014) Health Care Reform and Counseling: A Conversation with Dr. West-Olatungi
The Telebehavioral Health Institute is Bringing You a 10% Discount* for Online Professional Training
Telebehavioral Health Institute Training Options
Needing a technology “road map” to leverage both time and effort? Join the exciting world of eLearning and practice development! This training will keep you and your staff focused, organized and looking forward to the next learning adventure. Ample opportunity to ask questions and interact with world-class faculty. Designed for hospitals, clinics, agencies, group practices and independent practitioners seeking either the fundamentals or advanced clinical, legal, ethical and practical applications in telemental health, including telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, telespeech and language pathology and other teletherapies.
- Most Comprehensive Telepractice Training Available Anywhere (online or in-person)
- Self-Paced & Self-Directed
- Mobile Compatible & Available 24/7
- Fully Bookmarked – Return Anytime at Your Convenience
- Variety of Text-based, Audio and Video Materials
- Available with (or without) CE or CME Hours
- Private, International Community Forum
- Login and Take Post-Tests Online
- Print CE Certificate Online
- Preferred Listing in Telebehavioral Health Employment Placement Service
TMHI Training Programs
Gold Certificate Training
Platinum Certificate Training
|1. Introduction to TeleMental Health Theory and Practice|
|2. Telephone & Videoconferencing in Telepractice|
|3. Legal/Ethical Issues I: Rules, Regulations & Risk Management|
|4. Advanced Clinical Telepractice Issues (Handling Online Emergencies)|
|5. Legal/Ethical Issues II: Best Practices & Informed Consent|
|6. 6 Fundamentals for Setting Up Your Video-Based Office|
|7. Telepractice Documentation Guidelines|
|8. Reimbursement Strategies: Increasing Authorization and Payment|
|9. Texting & Behavioral Health: Basic Do’s and Don’ts|
|Available CE Hours||15 CE Hours||39 CE Hours|
|Hub Community Forum|
|Informed Consent Agreement (Template Document)|
|Professional Office Staff Hiring Agreement (Template Document)|
|Six (6) Group Consultation Hours|
|One (1) Private Consultation Hour with TMHI Staff|
Click questions below for detailed answers. (Note: “telemental health” and “telebehavioral health” terms are used interchangeably)
The Level I Certification package is best for you if you work within an agency setting that is already organized to legally and ethically deliver telemental health or telebehavioral health (telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling etc.). It 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, convenience way to think through the large issues to delivering behavioral care by telephone and video.
The Level II Certification 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 details. The Level II Certification package will help you choose your technology, 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. 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 Certification package certification 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, provinces and professional associations in the behavioral community. As a result of completing this training, you will be well on your way to feeling competent and confident about handling a wide variety of challenging situations posed by delivering telemental health and telebehavioral health care.
The Level II Certification package training program then, is designed for the hospital, clinic, agency, or group 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 more are available for you to maximize your time and effort. This program provides you with a Certificate that will distinguish you as a true telebehavioral 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 offered in written form (text) with video and audio clips to illustrate key points
- 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee
- All training included in the Level I Certification package is included in the Level II Certification 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 will gain access immediately upon purchase and 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 increments of 6 months. To extended your access, go to telehealth.org/6-month-extension.
Courses are available with or without 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 TMHI 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Absolutely! Start with reviewing the list of TBHI’s specialized training programs listed here and write to us for pricing.
Continuing Education Approvals (for most States & Provinces)
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.
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.
California Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors & Nurses — California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
When California MFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs turn in certificates to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), they will accept the CE credit hours based on TBHI’s APA approval.
The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) has partnered with Alliant International University to bring you Continuing Education for the training you complete at TMHI. Alliant is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235). Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
— NOTE —
Please verify the appropriateness of TMHI 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. TMHI is does not accept responsibility for being aware of or meeting your state’s requirements.
TMHI Training has also been approved for AMA CME Hours. Contact us for details.
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