Telehealth group therapyIntensive Telehealth Group Therapy

Digital Workshop, Part I & Part II

Experiential Bits & Bytes of Running a Group

Up to 6 CME or CE Hours Available                                                                                                               

Course Description

Many highly skilled group therapy providers have been forced into telehealth practice without thoughtful guidance on how to conduct evidence-based telehealth group therapy. The Telebehavioral Health Institute has organized two interlocking training experiences to help you learn by doing.  These events will be the 3-hours each, which can be taken independently or as a single program. Both will be highly interactive to demonstrate how as well as the why of telehealth group therapy.

Continuing in its tradition of fostering group interaction to enhance learning, TBHI will open the class’s Community Discussion Forum to be used PRIOR to the event. Registered participants are invited to share and discuss information related to their current practices regarding:

Intensive Telehealth Group Therapy Digital Workshop: Part I

3 Hours

  • What kind of groups can I run online?
  • Is there evidence to support telehealth group therapy?
  • What do I put into a group agreement for an online group?
  • What should I put into my telehealth group therapy consent forms?
  • Is there anyone who shouldn’t be in my group
  • How do I get people to interact in my group?
  • How do I measure effectiveness in my group?

Key Learning Objectives

  • Name important requirements for maintaining the privacy of all participants
  • Outline key considerations for how to format and structure your group
  • Outline key factors to address when screening for telehealth group therapy
  • Name essential clauses to consider including in a telehealth group agreement for group members
  • Detail several common group ice-breaking, engagement strategies to enhance group participation when on camera

Intensive Telehealth Group Therapy Digital Workshop: Part II

3 Hours

  • How do you know what you can and cannot do in telehealth group therapy?
  • How do I stop group members from repeatedly posting inappropriate material in the video chat?
  • How do I manage someone who proves to be inappropriate for the group without abandoning them?
  • How do I manage cultural humility and culturally responsive care in a group setting?
  • How do I manage multiple diagnoses or presenting issues?
  • What if I do if someone shows up intoxicated? Talks too much? Equipment doesn’t work? Shows up late? Someone falls asleep?
  • What do I do if my technology fails? My boundaries are violated? How do I think about exposing my home? Other forms of self-disclosure?

Introduction to Telemental Health Theory and Practice

Key Learning Objectives

  • Name the factors to consider when choosing and configuring your technology platform for telehealth group therapy
  • Describe how to handle common telehealth privacy, confidentiality & security issues
  • List key issues related to cultural humility and culturally responsive care in telehealth group therapy
  • Identify and develop strategies for handling common challenges
  • List key factors to consider for preventing or handling a crisis

Registration Fees

Fee for Part I, 12/11/2020:  $199

 

Fee for Part II, 12/12/2020:  $199

 

Discounted Fee for Part I and Part II:  $325

 

Program Details

      • Where: 100% via videoconferencing group
      • When: 11 am – 2:30 Pacific time
      • CME or CE Credit Hours: 3 per program
      • Possible total of 6 LIVE, INTERACTIVE HOURS

TBHI Faculty

Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

Marlene M. Maheu, PhD, has been a technologist-psychologist and pioneer since 1994. She has served various organizations to assist with the development of technology-focused standards and guidelines, including the American Telemedicine Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Counseling Association. She has overseen the development and delivery of telehealth training to more than 38,000 professionals worldwide and consulted with hundreds of hospitals, clinics, agencies, groups, and independent practitioners seeking start-up guidance. She has also been a group therapist for over 30 years in her own clinical practice.

Dr. Maheu serves as the Founder & Executive Director of the Telebehavioral Health Institute, which offers over 72 hours of both basic and advanced telehealth training online and offering two Micro Certifications Telehealth. She is the CEO of the non-profit Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science (CTiBS). She has authored five telehealth textbooks, including the Telebehavioral Health: Foundations in Theory & Practice for Graduate Learners (2020); the APA-published, A Practitioner’s Guide to Telemental Health: How to Conduct Legal, Ethical and Evidence-Based Telepractice (2016), and Career Paths in Telemental Health (2016). As a former group therapist for more than 30 years, she will share group therapy insights that will help you not only get started but thrive with legal and ethical telehealth for group therapy.

Mita Johnson

Dr. Mita M Johnson, EdD, NCC, LPC, LMFT, ACS, AAMFT-S, LAC, MAC, SAP, CTHP-II, has been practicing in the world of mental health, marriage and family, and addictions counseling for the past 30 years. She earned her Doctorate in counselor education and supervision and is a core faculty member in the School of Counseling program at Walden University. In addition, she has a thriving private practice where she provides clinical supervision, counseling services to our military, and addiction-specific training and education. She has been providing telebehavioral health services to individuals and groups for several years and is a Board-Certified Telehealth Practitioner, Level II. She is involved in regulatory and credentialing activities in Colorado and regional workforce recruitment and retention activities. Her areas of specialization include pharmacology, co-occurring disorders, ethics, culturally-responsive care, and clinical supervision. She has been an active member of NAADAC for the last 15 years, has served as the Ethics Chair, and began her term as NAADAC’s President in October 2020.

Introduction to Telemental Health Theory and Practice

 

This program is for 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

Course Details:

  • All materials
  • All Learners must pass a written post-test at a rate of 80% or higher
  • Printable course completion certificate for your licensing board
  • Access to TBHI Community Forum to ask related questions
  • Full customer support
  • Each program is approved for 3 CME and CE Hours. Both programs will TBHI is approved by several CME or CE-approval providing groups to sponsor hours. Please review our provider information at telehealth.org/continuing-education. (We recommend you confirm with your licensing board that they accept our CME orCE provider status. If you have any questions, please contact us.)


CME and CE Accreditation

You can rest assured that what you learn is reliable, up to date and relevant to your practice

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Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners & Physician’s Assistants

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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.

Accreditation:
New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing education for DO physicians. NJAOPS designates these educational activities for Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

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)

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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 — NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

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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.

Social Workers — Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

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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. is permitted to use the new three year approval period in the ACE statement on promotional material and certificates of credit. ASWB Approval Period: 11/18/2019-11/18/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY

*WV accepts ASWB ACE unless the activity is in live in West Virginia then an application is required.

Counselors — National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

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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.

 

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

NYSED-SBSWTelebehavioral Health Institute, LLC 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.

 

— NOTE —

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 disavows responsibility for being aware of /meeting your state’s regulatory or licensing requirements.

TBHI Training has also been approved for AMA CME Hours. Contact us for details.



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
  • Nurse Practice / Telemedicine
  • Nursing / Tele-Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy / Tele-Occupational Therapy
  • Physicians / Telemedicine
  • Physician’s Assistants / Telemedicine
  • 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 these groups of practitioners:
    • Internists, Pediatricians, Osteopaths, Gerontologists, Physical Therapists, Dietitians, Behavior Analysts, CEOs, COOs, Administrators, Billing & Coding Staff
TBHI’s professional training is offered both 100% online and in-person. TBHI’s online eLearning, multi-media environment allows you to easily gain a comfortable, working knowledge of the evidence-based competencies for best practices for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, and behavioral analysts who wish to work in telepsychiatry, telepsych, telepsychology, distance counseling or online counseling, etherapy and online therapy (whatever you call it).
  • Enjoy an exciting, 24/7, convenient online access to courses anytime and anywhere with an Internet connection
  • All courses are self-paced, professionally developed and competency-based, with summaries, checklists and clear “to-dos”
  • Courses are offered in written form (text) with video and audio segments 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
TBHI “classes” have no specific start and stop time. All online training is self-paced, accessible 24/7 through your web browser. You are free to train anytime, from anywhere. If your client/patient doesn’t show 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. If you wish to complete all your training in a weekend, a week, a month or over several months – the choice is yours. Courses require the amount of time offered for CME or CE. More specifically, a 6-CME or CE hour course will require 6 hours of the average trainee. Many TBHI trainees return to their materials over time to access materials for a variety of reasons. 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 6 months from the date of purchase. Extended access is available at $45 for an additional 6 months.

TBHI’s online coursework gives you access 24/7. You will receive 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.
  • All video segments follow American Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for being available with captions or a transcript.
  • To help improve learning comprehension and retention, “Essential Points” in the form of bullet points are provided at the top of many pages, to help you initially grasp the important 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 a number of important issues.
  • Courses are self-paced, meaning that you can stop and start it at your convenience.
  • A PDF format is available if you’d like to carry it with you to read as you move about your world.
  • TBHI training is self-directed, in that it contains a number of 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 as well as the richness of content and superior customer support. To see these comments, look at this testimonial page.
  • You can also print your own Certificate from our website.

Completing the TBHI training will require approximately the same number of CME or CE hours offered with each course. A 6-hour course then, 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 come back into the website to respond to a series of questions. Post-test 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 7,000 trainees that have come through our doors, only three needed help with post-tests.

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

All TBHI courses include CME or CE Hours (See Continuing Education or Continuing Medical Education section below).
  • All Learners must pass the post-test at a rate of 80% or higher. The post-test(s) can be taken as often as needed within the paid access period
  • 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 New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS), 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 CME or 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 Medical Education or Continuing Education information below.

Refunds are available for any course within 30 days of purchase if you are dissatisfied for any reason. However, there will be a $25 refund fee. Please give us the opportunity to remedy any disappointments by writing to us first. Our contact desk is available from Monday to Friday during business hours. If you would like a phone call rather than an email response, please provide times that you’ll be available and where you can be reached, (a telephone number and direct line including extension if any)..

TBHI training is exclusively digital for the purposes of this application. our website is written in Arial font to facilitate reading with appropriate alt tags for those who prefer or cannot see images. All audio and video recordings are produced with captions for deaf and hard of hearing trainees. PDF’s of all training are available for individuals who prefer to print and read training offline. Accommodations have successfully been developed for individual trainees with more specialized needs upon request. They will be considered on a case by case basis.

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