Up to 6 CME or CE Hours Available
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:
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.
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.
You can rest assured that what you learn is reliable, up to date and relevant to your practice
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
Telebehavioral 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.
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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 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.
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TBHI’s training programs are designed for beginning and intermediate-level “telepractitioners” and “telesupervisors” wishing to deliver telebehavioral health services in these disciplines:
TBHI’s online coursework gives you access 24/7. You will receive a rich, multimedia platform to enhance your enjoyment and learning retention.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.