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Telehealth Courtroom Realities: How to Stay Out of Legal Hot Water

Description

TBHI Master Class Series

Case-Based Learning

Most therapists have never seen the inside of a courtroom. Most therapists mistakenly assume that their good intentions will protect them in a regulatory hearing or civil suit. Their lack of preparation leaves them not only defenseless but, all too often, impossible for an expert to defend in court.

Developed by a senior litigating telehealth attorney for the defense, this eye-opening telehealth training experience will help the clinician avoid the harsh realities of a courtroom. It prepares the Learner for the often traumatizing experience of expert cross-examination, designed to highlight the clinician’s lack of required expertise, harmful decisions, dereliction of duty, and accentuate the overall lack of professionalism.

In this video training, Joseph McMenamin, MD, JD, conducts a “mock deposition” (role-play) with Dr. Marlene Maheu. He takes the position of a litigating attorney for the prosecution, representing the “claimant” who is suing Dr. Joanne Peterson, portrayed by Dr. Maheu.

Dr. Johnson is an unwitting clinician who took a few hours of telehealth training during her early forages into telehealth. Excited to grow her telehealth practice after COVID, she made a few seemingly innocent mistakes. At the prosecutor’s hand, though, the true meaning of  “a few innocent mistakes” takes a new turn. It quickly becomes apparent that  “ignorance is not a defense in the face of the law.”

This mock deposition will give the Learner a front-row seat on typical courtroom proceedings and expose Dr. Johnson’s weaknesses concerning telehealth-specific actions taken when treating a married woman through videoconferencing. The attorney’s rationale for specific lines of questioning is discussed in detail. It reveals the highly-skilled, systematic approach commonly used by prosecuting attorneys to discredit clinicians and easily make them appear negligent and unprofessional.

Unfortunately, the scenario depicted is not often discussed in clinical training but is 100% reality-based.  In this 2-hour course, you will experience Dr. Johnson’s struggle to defend her approach in terms of:

  • Prior experience and training
  • Sources of other guidance from colleagues, experts, and written resources
  • In-person vs. online sessions
  • Website claims
  • Intake
  • Assessment
  • Interjurisdictional issues
  • Documentation
  • Standards of Care
  • Including adjunctive parties in treatment
  • Termination

This telehealth training will help you gain the perspective and tools to enjoy the peace of mind that only comes from proper preparation. You will get:

  • A full hour of video-based mock-deposition recording
  • An hour of additional instruction outlining successful legal strategies for teletherapy.

This program is appropriate for independent practitioners and those who work for employers offering teletherapy. It also is directly relevant for clinicians who have responded to the siren-songs of direct-to-consumer digital care companies. Not all, but many of these companies unscrupulously focus on making a HUGE profit by hiring otherwise good clinicians who unwittingly risk their licenses, put their professional integrity in question, and can easily compromise the welfare of vulnerable consumers relying on them for care.

The Telebehavioral Health Institute is honored to have won the trust of professionals from around the world, including many leading national associations and insurance carriers. Here are a few comments made by our Learners:

TBHI has excellent resources for training and the knowledge contained in the materials is current. I was provided with good customer support.

Laura Van Schaick-Harman, PsyD

The Telebehavioral Health Institute is honored to have won the trust of professionals from around the world, including many leading national associations and insurance carriers. Here are a few comments made by our Learners:

Wonderful. TBHI always responds to my requests right away and the training has been extremely helpful to me.

Lisa J. Rotella, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The Telebehavioral Health Institute is honored to have won the trust of professionals from around the world, including many leading national associations and insurance carriers. Here are a few comments made by our Learners:

Your mobile-compatible training website is very nice and user friendly!

Dianna Bruno, PsyD

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how a prosecuting attorney could discredit a clinician in court because of failure to follow best practices for legal and ethical practices and guidelines.
  • Outline the steps to follow to avoid appearing negligent in her telepractice.
  • Describe how a clinician can protect themselves from liability related to illegal interjurisdictional practice.

Details

  • Access the power and interactivity of technology for learning (login is required)
  • All materials are included with this training
  • Passing grade is 80% or higher on post-tests
  • Printable course completion certificate are available for your licensing board
  • Access the TBHI Community Forum to ask related questions
  • Receive full customer support
  • Refunds available within 30 days of purchase with a $25 refund fee
  • This program is approved for 6 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 accreditation information. If unsure, communicate with your licensing board regarding their acceptance of our CME or CE provider status. If you have any questions, please contact us.
CME or CE:Credit hours2
Duration:Approximately 2 hours to complete.
Format:Online Activity. Group interaction, online readings, illustrative media, automatically graded post-test.
All material for TBHI training is provided at no extra cost, and is accessible through your computer or digital device. Initially available as LIVE, INTERACTIVE training (synchronous). Subsequently available 24/7 as on-demand recording (asynchronous).
When:On-Demand. Recording and all support materials are available for 6 months from date of registration.
Where:100% Online

Audience

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

Faculty

Dr. Marlene Maheu has been a pioneer in telemental health for almost three decades. With five textbooks, dozens of book chapters, and journal articles to her name and educated more than 50k clinicians from 109 countries, she is in a unique position to guide you or your organization in finding a maximally profitable niche in telehealth. She is the Founder and CEO of the Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI), owned by Telehealth.org. She is the CEO of the Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science (CTiBS), and the Founder of the Journal for Technology in Behavioral Science.

She has assisted in writing standards and guidelines for national associations and was the Chair of the CTiBS Competency Committee that published the first telebehavioral health competency framework. She has been interviewed by dozens of leading newspapers and magazines, keynoted, and taught hundreds of telehealth-related workshops internationally.

Dr. Maheu is a master at getting to the point and answering your questions with straightforward, actionable, evidence-based suggestions that quickly move you to your goal. She will delight you with her clinical acumen and make you smile at how simple many solutions can be when explained by a professional with decades of passionate telehealth training experience. Bring your notepad — you’ll leave with pages of practical to-do’s!

Joseph P. (“Joe”) McMenamin is the AV-rated Principal at McMenamin Law Offices, PLLC, in Richmond, Virginia. MLO is a health law boutique serving health care providers, telemedicine companies, and life sciences companies, focusing on legal issues pertinent to distance care, general health law, risk management, and reimbursement.

Dr. McMenamin is General Counsel for the Virginia Telehealth Network, and a member of the Center for Telemedicine and eHealth Law (“CTeL”) Legal Resource Team.  He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Legal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Board-certified in Legal Medicine, and a Fellow of the College of Legal Medicine.

Before starting his own practice, Dr. McMenamin was a partner at McGuireWoods, LLP for 20 years. Previously, he practiced emergency medicine at hospitals in Pennsylvania and Georgia for seven years while engaging in specialty training and legal education. He is a former member of the Boards of Directors of the Medical Society of Virginia Insurance Agency and of the Richmond Ambulance Authority.

Dr. McMenamin has authored or co-authored numerous articles and chapters on a wide array of legal and other topics. He has also given hundreds of presentations at local, state, national, and international meetings of lawyers, doctors, risk managers, business continuity experts, regulatory professionals, and other groups.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click for detailed answers. (Note: “telemental health” and “telebehavioral health” terms are used interchangeably)
1. For whom is this training designed?

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
  • Physicians / Telemedicine
  • Physician's Assistants / Telemedicine
  • Psychiatry / Telepsychiatry
  • Psychology / Telepsychology
  • Social Work / Telehealth
  • Other Tele-Therapies, including but not limited to these groups of practitioners:
    • Internists, Pediatricians, Osteopaths, Gerontologists, CEOs, COOs, Administrators, Billing & Coding Staff
2. How do I train at TBHI?

TBHI's professional training is offered both 100% online and in-person. TBHI's online eLearning, multi-media environment allows you to quickly gain a comfortable, working knowledge of the evidence-based competencies for best practices. It is designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, behavioral analysts, speech therapists, occupational therapists who wish to work in telepsychiatry, telepsych, telepsychology, teletherapy, telepractice, distance counseling or online counseling, digital health, electronic health, etherapy, online therapy, telespeech therapy, tele-occupational therapy, and other healthcare professions.

  • All three TBHI training packages are cumulative. The BCTP-I Certificate training package includes professional training included in the BCTP-II Certificate training package. The Level I and Level II training are included in the Level III certificate training.
  • You are invited to take the training modules in any order you deem best for your purposes
  • Up to 72 hours of training
3. What can I expect from the TBHI Digital Training Center?
TBHI's online coursework gives you access 24/7. You will receive a rich multimedia platform to enhance your enjoyment and learning retention. You also will enjoy 6-months of access to TBHI's Practitioner Support Group, where you can connect with like-minded colleagues behind the closed doors of the TBHI Telehealth.org firewall, where clients, patients, or other onlookers can't see your communication. With 24/7 access, you can reach out for support, guidance, resources - or simply to vent. (Forming lasting friendships is optional, at your discretion.)

Two types of training are available: 

  • Text-based. Optimal instructional design principles are followed to offer materials that maximize your learning and involvement. TBHI's core training consists of text-based information with links to primary and secondary source documents, interspersed with images, audio, and video segments to punctuate essential points and bring the training to life.
  • Video training. Webinars are offered to help you gain a more in-depth view of specialty topics. These generally involve a minimum of written material during the presentation but do access to include a video recording, a slide handout, and other essential support documents to further enhance your understanding of the topic.
  • All video segments follow the American Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for being available with captions or a transcript.
  • Courses are self-paced, meaning that you can stop and start them at your convenience.
  • A PDF format is available for all core courses if you'd like to carry them with you to read as you move about your world.
  • TBHI training is self-directed in that it contains several 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, content richness, and superior customer support. To see these comments, look at this testimonial page.
  • You will be able to print your course completion certificate from our website.

Time Investment & Post-Tests

Completing the TBHI training will require approximately the same number of CME or CE hours offered with each course. A 6-hour course 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 return to the website to respond to a series of questions. Post-tests 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 8,600 trainees that have come through our doors, only three needed help with post-tests.)

Schedule

TBHI "classes" have no specific start and stop times. All online training is accessible 24/7 through your web browser. If your client/patient doesn't show up 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. You have the choice of completing all your training on the weekend, for a week, a month, or several months.

Special TBHI Conveniences

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 six months from the date of purchase, except for All Access Pass users, who are given an entire 12-month access period. Your Course Completion Certificate is printable from your computer and available as soon as you complete your course evaluation and post-test online. TBHI Is pre-approved to offer CME and CE hours for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, and many other fields. (See CME and CE approval questions listed below.)

If you'd prefer in-person training, please write to us to request a calendar for TBHI's live events. Please submit a speaking request here to invite a TBHI speaker for your live event.

4. Who recognizes and approves TBHI Continuing Medical Education or Continuing Education Hours?

CME/CE approval entities that have approved CME or CE Hours for TBHI training:

  • The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapists (NYMFT)
  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Counselors (NYMHC)
  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work (NYSWB)
  • NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

See Continuing Medical Education or Continuing Education information below.

5. Can I design my program?

Absolutely! Start with reviewing the list of TBHI's specialized training programs listed here and write to us for pricing. Please note that BCTP® Certificates require completion of all courses as listed.

6. How can I purchase training from a foreign country?

Add any training item to your cart. Select PayPal as your payment option near the end of the checkout process. (PayPal will allow you to use your preferred currency in most cases. If you need assistance with currency equivalence or discounted rates for international training, please contact us.)

7. How do I decide which of the three BCTP certificate training programs is best for my needs?

The BCTP®-I Training Package & Certificate is best if you work in a hospital, clinic, or agency setting that is already telehealth-organized to legally and ethically deliver telebehavioral /telemental health. This training will provide you with an exciting look at legal, ethical, and clinical guidance about getting started and delivering direct care via telephone and videoconferencing. This training package is for you if your organization has dealt with difficult legal and ethical policy issues. It is designed to help you understand basic legal and ethical requirements as a practitioner working under the policies developed by knowledgeable oversite staff members. It includes several extensive checklists that will help you get and stay organized. This program provides you with the training and TBHI's BCTP®-I Certificate to distinguish yourself as a telebehavioral professional.

The BCTP®-II Training Package & Certificate is best if you need to develop a telepractice and need help thinking through the issues for your setting. It is designed to help you understand, develop, and implement many of the policy challenges and decisions involved in the setup and the day-to-day practice of legal and ethical telehealth. More specifically, it will:

  • Explain fundamental terms, concepts, and their definitions.
  • Help you choose your technology and its specialized features for video conferencing, email, text messaging, and other technologies.
  • Explain how to practice legally and ethically over state lines and international borders.
  • Show you how to educate your client/patient about how to be safe when working with you online.
  • Help you understand and implement protocols related to HIPAA, your state laws, and those of other states you wish to serve.
  • Help you establish appropriate screening protocols for carefully selecting appropriate clients/patients.
  • Give you an understanding of how to develop appropriate clinical protocols to adapt to specialized treatment (EMDR? DBT? Mindfulness?)
  • Organize your documentation in manageable and in compliance with state and federal law and other oversight groups (e.g., Joint Commission, URAC, CARF).
  • Develop and implement your emergency plans, build them into your informed consent .processes, and have clinically appropriate relationships to handle emergencies and crises confidently.
  • Set up your virtual office and desktop to follow current telepractice guidelines.
  • Develop your templates for informed consent, intake, progress, termination, risk .management notes to have reviewed by your attorney (Sample templates provided in level II training).
  • Show you how to interview and select an appropriate attorney for your telepractice.
  • Guide you to finding and contracting with a malpractice carrier to manage risk.

It is designed for the hospital, clinic, agency, group administrator or program director. It provides a basic roadmap for getting started with technical, clinical, legal, and ethical policy decisions and practical program implementation. Case examples, checklists, sample documents, and much more are available to maximize your time and effort. This program provides you with the BCTP®-II Certificate, which will distinguish you from your peers.

The All-Access Pass includes the BCTP®-III Training Package & Certificate and all the features of the previous two BCTP® packages and certificates. It is 

for the clinician, faculty, supervisor, or administrator who wants to know as much as possible about telehealth. It gives you 

PLUS, it will:

  • Give you step-by-step instructions for the actual implementation of evidence-based protocols
  • Identify common pitfalls to avoid
  • Provide checklists and templates to use
  • Point you to the many advanced, trusted informational sources collected by TBH's Founder since 1994
  • Guide you step-by-step to developing a legally-and-ethically compliant telepractice
  • Give you 12 rather than six months to take advantage of all the training available to you 24/7 from anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Full access to the many TBHI new webinar training topics made within the12 months from your date of registration
  • A front-row seat in TBHI's "Inner Circle," where you can meet with TBHI Faculty once per month for an hour of LIVE, video-based group teleconsultation. These monthly group consults total a full 12 hours of group consultation.

This broad-based training will expose you to material that will help you handle a wide variety of challenging telehealth situations comfortably. After completing this training, you will be well on your way to feeling both competent and confident in your telepractice. 

8. When are classes? How long do they take?

TBHI's professional training is offered both 100% online and in-person. TBHI's online coursework gives you access 24/7. You are given 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.
  • Video segments follow the American Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for being available with captions or a transcript.
  • To help improve learning comprehension and retention, "Essential Points" in bullet points are provided at the top of many written pages. They are provided to help you initially grasp the critical 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 several vital issues.
  • Courses are self-paced, meaning that you can stop and start at your convenience.
  • A PDF format is available for all print courses. 
  • Audio and video recordings are available online 24/7.
  • TBHI training is self-directed in that it contains several high-quality links to primary source documents on the Internet.
  • The training content has been highly edited by more than 100 reviewers who are professionals in the field. You can trust that it is accurate, well-written, and easy to comprehend.
  • TBHI's professional training has received many accolades from colleagues and professional association leaders, who appreciate our optimized instructional design format, the richness of content, and superior customer support. To see these comments, look at this testimonial page.
  • You can also print your Certificate from our website.

Completing the TBHI training will require approximately the same training time as CME or CE hours offered with each course. A 6-hour course 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 return to the website to respond to a series of questions. Post-tests need to be passed with a grade of 80% or better to get the course completion certificate.

 

Individual courses, BCTP®-I Training Package & Certificate or BCTP®-II Training Package & Certificate are accessible anytime within six months from the date of purchase. The All-Access Pass and  BCTP®-III Training Package & Certificate will give you up to 12 months of continuous access to all coursework, documents bonuses, and monthly teleconsults for a LIVE- Q&A session with one of TBHI's Core Faculty. If you need more time to complete your courses, extended access is available for a modest fee in additional increments of 6 months. To extend your access, please email us here.

Please write to us below to request a calendar for TBHI's live events if you prefer in-person training. Please submit a speaking request below if you'd like to invite a TBHI speaker.

9. Do I get CME or CE Hours?

TBHI courses include CME or CE Hours* (See Continuing Medical Education or Continuing Education section below).

Two types of training are available:

Text-based. Optimal instructional design principles are followed to offer materials that maximize your learning and involvement. TBHI's core training consists of text-based information with links to primary and secondary source documents, interspersed with images, audio, and video segments to punctuate essential points and bring the training to life.
Video training. Webinars are offered to help you gain a more in-depth view of specialty topics. These generally involve a minimum of written material during the presentation but do access to include a video recording, a slide handout, and other essential support documents to further enhance your understanding of the topic.
All video segments follow the American Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for being available with captions or a transcript.
Courses are self-paced, meaning that you can stop and start them at your convenience.
A PDF format is available for all core courses if you'd like to carry them with you to read as you move about your world.
TBHI training is self-directed in that it contains several 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, content richness, and superior customer support. To see these comments, look at this testimonial page.
You will be able to print your course completion certificate from our website.
Time Investment & Post-Tests

Completing the TBHI training will require approximately the same number of CME or CE hours offered with each course. A 6-hour course 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 return to the website to respond to a series of questions. Post-tests need to be passed with a grade of 80% or better to get the course completion certificate. CEs for courses related to reimbursement, marketing or other business practices are not available for social workers. However, a non-CE course completion certificate is available immediately upon course completion for all social workers who choose to attend for informational purposes.

Schedule

TBHI "classes" have no specific start and stop times. All online training is accessible 24/7 through your web browser. If your client/patient doesn't show up 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. You have the choice of completing all your training on the weekend, for a week, a month, or several months.

Special TBHI Conveniences

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 six months from the date of purchase, except for All Access Pass users, who are given an entire 12-month access period. Your Course Completion Certificate is printable from your computer and available as soon as you complete your course evaluation and post-test online. TBHI Is pre-approved to offer CME and CE hours for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, and many other fields. (See CME and CE approval questions listed below.

  • All Learners must pass all post-tests at a rate of 80% or higher to receive a CME or CE certificate. The post-test(s) can be taken three times (3x) within the paid access period. If the Learner cannot achieve a score of 80% or above after three attempts, they will be allowed to print a Course Completion Certificate that does not include wording related to CME or CE credit.
  • 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 BCTP-I, II or III Certificate to proudly display in your office

*Social workers are prohibited from obtaining CE hours for training related to marketing or reimbursement but are invited to participate anyway.

10. Which title will I earn when I complete the BCTP® Certificate Program?

The BCTP®  designation** is increasingly used to recognize our graduates for having completed the most comprehensive and research-based post-graduate training program.

*Certification Mark Pending

**Fees for this credential are included in the fee for your TBHI training. Testing for the credential is accomplished by passing each course's post-test with an 80% or higher grade. Post-tests can be taken as many times as needed within the paid access period. Extended access periods are available for a modest fee. This credential is valid for three years and requires annual renewal for a fee of $40 per year. Annual renewal requires an additional 3 hours of training from the Telebehavioral Health Institute.

11. Do you issue partial CME or CE credits?

TBHI Telehealth.org is prohibited from awarding partial CME or CE credit hours by accrediting and sponsoring groups. If you do not attend the training in its entirety, take the evaluation and pass the post-test within three attempts, you will not be receiving a CME or CE certificate. A non-CME or CE course completion certificate will be made available to you.

12. If I'm not satisfied, can I get a refund?

Refunds are available for any course within 30 days of purchase if you are dissatisfied. However, there will be a $25 refund fee. Please allow us to remedy any disappointments by writing to us first. Our contact desk is available from Monday to Friday during business hours, Pacific time. If you would like a phone call rather than an email response, please include your hours of availability and a telephone number, with an extension, if any).

13. Why is it essential for me to "safelist" the contact@telehealth.org in my email reader?

It is essential that you add our email address as a contact in your email so that future emails we send (including emails containing the webinar link, course evaluation survey, etc.) will send mail to your inbox rather than your SPAM folder.

14. Which internet connections should I have for LIVE webinars?

A hard-wired Internet connection is best to avoid the occasionally spotty connectivity of WIFI systems. TBHI will not provide technical support for connection issues on the training day. TBHI will not issue refunds due to technical issues experienced by participants. Our presenters are connected to hard-lined business-grade internet when presenting. If you have sound or connection issues, it is likely your computer or internet connection.

15. What happens if my Internet briefly freezes?

If you become disconnected during the event, log back on immediately. A brief interruption of connectivity will not impact your eligibility for a CME or CE certificate.

16. Will you know that I am logged in and active in the webinar?

Yes, TBHI's video platform monitors the attendance and activity of all attendees. Additionally, the TBHI Training Center's video chat feature allows monitoring participation throughout the training.

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Enjoy 12 monthly, small group, LIVE Tele-Consults with TBHI Faculty. Bring your questions and concerns to enjoy a collegial discussion of any and all telehealth issues related to your TBHI training.

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CME or CE Accreditation

TBHI has been approved by the leading medical and behavioral accrediting groups.

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Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners & Physician’s Assistants

Purpose: NJAOPS is dedicated to 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. 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.

Addiction Professionals — The Association For Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Telehealth.org is officially on file with NAADAC, The Association For Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) as an approved education provider. Telehealth.org has been approved as a NAADAC approved education provider. NAADAC provider #159459, Telebehavioral Health Institute is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

Social Workers — Association Of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

Telehealth.org, 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 maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval period: 11/18/2019 – 11/18/2022. 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.

Counselors — National Board For Certified Counselors (NBCC)

The Telebehavioral Health Institute 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. Telehealth.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

New York State Education Department’s State Board For Social Work

Telebehavioral Health Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0594.

New York Mental Health Counseling (NYMHC)

Telehealth.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0237.

Marriage & Family Therapy of New York (NYMFT)

Telehealth.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0104.

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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 CME and CE hours you can complete online. TBHI disavows responsibility for being aware of/meeting your state’s regulatory or licensing requirements.

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT NOTES:

Licensing Board Renewals. Most state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your discipline or state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted. In many cases, they will be.

Please verify the appropriateness of Telehealth.org 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. For certificate training or combinations of individual courses: All Telehealth.org core courses are approved for CME and CE hours. However, your state may have limits on how many eLearning hours you can apply to your renewal. Also, different states call it different things. They might refer to online training as online training, eLearning, Internet training, web courses, digital courses, electronic courses, etc. Please check with your state if you are uncertain of their requirements. For webinars, some states require that you attend webinars as a LIVE participant if you seek CME or CE hours. Others allow you to watch the recording on-demand, as long as you complete the course requirements of a post-test and course evaluation. Again, please check with your state if you are uncertain.Telehealth.org does not accept responsibility for confirming your state’s approval of courses.

Search for your licensing board or association online and find their contact information. If you send them an email with the link to the current page’s URL, you will likely get a written response within 72 hours. That email will give you a document trail and will be helpful if questions arise later. If you need in-person training,write to us to ask about our speaking schedules for your geographic area.

Address: Telebehavioral Health Institute, LLC, 5173 Waring Road, #124 San Diego, CA 92120