Welcome The Samaritan Institute Conference Attendees!

Marlene Maheu, Ph. D.
Thank you for attending the The Samaritan Institute Conference. Please enjoy the supplemental materials we’ve made available to you from the presentation.

Below you will find:

Additional Resources


Note: Please respect our copyright on these materials.

Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) Training at a 10% Conference Discount

The TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. is pleased to offer a special discount for professionals attending the conference.
You may view details of the TMHI Certificate Program below.

For Discount, use Coupon Code: CONFERENCE (for Conference Attendees only)

Discount offer valid until August 20th, 2016.

TMHI is an approved Training Provider for the CCE Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) Program.


1. Learn Everything Online
No Book Purchase Necessary
2. Pass Post Tests Online
Print CE Certificates
3. Deliver Services Online
Enjoy the Convenience

Silver Level Training

Introduction to Telemental Health Theory and Practice Course*

  • Introduction to definitions and concepts
  • Evidence-based research
  • Delivery methods and theory integration
  • Informed consent and other documentation
  • Intake and assessment
  • Licensing and working over state lines
  • Risk management
  • Termination
  • Reimbursement
  • Business and practice building
  • Internet use dependency and problems

* Covers required Georgia Composite Board 6-Hour TeleMental Health topics

$129 or $149

Without CE Hours


Gold Level Training

Certificate Program Discounted Training

Includes Silver Level Training program (see panel to the left), PLUS:

  • Fundamentals: key definitions and terminology; reimbursable, evidence-based models
  • Telephone and video models (e.g., vendors, equipment, features)
  • Basic legal & ethical issues (HIPAA, HITECH, referrals, security, confidentiality, intake, termination, malpractice insurance)
  • Advance telepractice models: dos and don’ts, handling emergencies

$349 or $399
Payment Plan as low as:
$120 / 3 months

Without CE Hours



Platinum Level Training

Certificate Program Discounted Training Package

Includes all Gold Certificate Program training (see panel to the left), PLUS:

  • For private practitioners, clinical directors or department managers
  • Legal/ethical policies & templates
  • Advanced Legal/Ethical issues (e.g., informed consent, social media)
  • Documentation guidelines & checklist
  • Texting Do’s and Don’ts
  • Reimbursement (strategies, funding sources, ICD-10 & CPT codes)
  • Monthly Group Consultation
  • Individual Consultation

 $1,495 or $1,695
$1,295 or $1,495
Payment Plan as low as:
$139 / 10 months

Without CE Hours




*Courses qualifying for Legal & Ethical CE Hours are bolded and asterisked below

Silver Introductory Telemental Health 6-Hour Training Description:

Gold Certificate Program Discount Training Package Course Descriptions:

Includes the Introductory Course training (see above) PLUS…

Platinum Certificate Program Discount Training Package Course Descriptions:

Includes all Introductory and Gold Certificate Program contents (see above) PLUS…


  • 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
  • Popular webinars offered as Bonuses (not required)
  • 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee
  • The Gold Certificate Program is included in the Platinum Certificate Program.
  • You are invited to take the coursework in any order you deem appropriate, but they have been written sequentially to build on one another.
  • If you need a special package tailored to your needs, contact us.
Approved through the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) as an Approved Training Provider, TMHI offers you the Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) training program. It is designed to answer your questions with evidence-based research to provide many strategies that have been documented to make distance counseling safe, exciting and rewarding.

You can access legal and ethical solutions related to areas such as choice of technology, confidentiality and privacy, HIPAA, HITECH, Skype, licensure, informed consent, preventing and handling emergencies, practice-building, reimbursement and more. Whichever TMHI Certificate program you choose, you will meet all DCC requirements.

  • Complete your DCC training program with either of the TMHI Certificate programs
  • Receive your TMHI training completion Certificate
  • Contact the CCE to complete their documentation and verify all your credentials
  • Submit a copy of your TMHI training completion certificate to the CCE along with the DCC application, additional documents and fee (this process can require up to an additional six weeks)
  • CCE will contact you in regards to approval for the DCC credential

Your certificate will be valid for 5 years

The CCE requires the following:
  • A master’s degree in counseling or related mental health field from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A license to practice counseling or a related field in the state or country in which the candidate resides or works OR certification in good standing as a National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Successful completion of the 15-hour DCC Training Program and the DCC written Training Accountability Requirement (TAR) document

NOTE: Candidates who have completed their degrees from a school outside of the United States must have their degree evaluated by an international transcript evaluation service and submit the results to CCE with the application. If you have additional questions regarding the credential, contact the CCE.

  • Courses are available with or without CE Hours (See this page for disciplines approving CE and CME Hours through TMHI)
  • Take all courses and pass post-tests online
  • Print your Course Completion Certificate immediately at your own desktop for your licensing board
American Psychological Association (APA), the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and American Medical Association (AMA) approved CE Hours (or CME Hours for physicians) in the United States and Canada. Social work and nursing CE Hours are formally approved in California, and approved by most other states. For details of CE and CME approvals, see this page.
Absolutely! Start with the Gold Certificate courses and add additional courses. Write to us for pricing.
  • If you have questions about how training works or which course is right for you, please fill out the form.
  • We also have a FAQ page.

Continuing Education

Click here for Continuing Education details.

In cosponsorship with Alliant International University, the following approvals apply: The American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists, the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs (provider #PCE234), the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235). Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.

TeleMental Health Institute Inc. 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. TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

TMHI Training is also approved for AMA CME Hours. Contact us for details.

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