Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.
Myron L. Pulier, M.D.
Joseph McMenamin, M.D., J.D.
TMHI Certification will give you the command of best practices and clinical expertise to feel confident that you can handle yourself and your clients/patients, and especially when handling emergencies.
You’ll have access to evidence-based best practices that are distilled to minimize your time and maximize your efforts at implementation. You’ll have the opportunity to understand standards and guidelines currently made available by our leading national associations, and be given a handy one-page checklist of guideline “to-do’s” to keep your practices in full compliance.
You’ll enjoy an insider’s view of how to set up your office, how to choose and get comfortable with HIPAA-compliant equipment and services, including video, email, and cloud storage services. You’ll have hands-on video tutorials to explain your choices with cameras, speakers, video monitors; which features to consider when selecting vendors; how to educate your client/patient before starting; how to set up and deliver your opening session protocols and informed consent discussions, and much more. You will be given essential information about licensing, HIPAA, HITECH, informed consent, referrals and documentation. This program will give you the tools to be comfortable, relaxed and successful as a true professional when using telemental health in any of its forms as telepsychiatry, telepsychology, online therapy, or distance counseling.
Your TMHI Consultant will guide you in applying video-based, telemental health models and interventions as well as to develop specialty niche with consumers of all types. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and receive input about all phases of working with technology for behavioral care, from assessment and treatment planning, through selecting clients and patients and implementing appropriate technology to marketing to develop specialty niches. If you work with insurance companies as payers, online provider panels, in a small group or independent practice, your Consultant will be specifically chosen to help guide you through relevant regulatory issues and marketplace strategies.
You will be asked to send two videotaped segments of yourself delivering two samples of your work using a video recording platform of your choice. Videos are NOT to include interaction with any real clients or patients. Our only requirements are that you demonstrate your ability to:
During the “video review” portion of your private consultation hour, you will be given feedback on the videos you will have submitted. You can relax because this if just for your benefit and there is no pass/fail criteria if you are a licensed or otherwise credentialed professional. Rather, the experience is designed to quickly and efficiently give you direct feedback in a way that will maximize your competency and lead you to be able to handle even the most urgent of issues that can arise online.