7 Tips for Educating Patients/ Clients for Telehealth & Teletherapy Best Practices
This professional training will give concise suggestions for how to optimally approach 7 key issues related to client / patient education for safe, effective clinical interventions.
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|√ 6-Month Access||√ 1 CME or CE Contact Hour(s)|
Many prospective patients/clients expect us to meet them on Skype and have a nice friendly chat, as if we are a family member or high school buddy. They’ve read popular newspaper and magazine articles about how easy and convenient online therapy can be. Introducing telemental health can be overly complicated if you don’t know where to start.
How can you best prepare them to get the most out of their time and effort? How can you help them understand your professional duties to deliver legal and ethical behavioral care through telepractice? This professional training will give concise suggestions for how to optimally approach 7 key issues related to client / patient education for safe, effective clinical interventions.
- Name at least 3 agreements that you can make with client/patients to minimize interruptions from their home environments
- Develop policies about charging for missed appointments
- Outline a basic safety and emergency plan for inclusion in your informed consent process
- 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 Telehealth.org 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 1 CME or CE Hour, applicable toward state requirements for Legal/Ethical Continuing Medical Education or Continuing Education. Telehealth.org 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 hour 1|
|Duration:||Approximately 1 hour to complete.|
|Format:||Online Activity. Online readings, illustrative media, automatically graded post-test. All material for Telehealth.org training is provided at no extra cost, and is accessible through your computer or digital device. Available 24/7 as on-demand training (asynchronous).|
|When:||Available 24/7 to review anytime for 6 months from registration date.|
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
|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 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!
|Dr. Maheu was writing and presenting on telehealth and psychology of the Internet when the rest of us didn’t even know how to spell it, much less know what it means or how to practice it. She is a true visionary and a pioneer in the important area of tele-mental-health.|
Ofer Zur, PhD, Zur Institute
|Telehealth.org courses are well organized. I appreciated the quick responses when I asked questions.|
Susan Addis, PhD
|Telehealth.org provides all of the essential training needed to start practicing telemental health or telepsychiatry. The courses are unsurpassed, unique and contain everything one needs to know in order to start practicing. Upon completing this training, a provider is “ready to go.”|
Timothy Lacey, MD, Former Chief of Telehealth for the US Air Force Surgeon General, CEO of Stonetree Medical Technologies, LLC
CME & CE Accreditations & Approvals
Telehealth.org has been approved by the leading medical and behavioral accrediting and approval groups.
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. 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)
Telehealth.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education for psychologists. Telehealth.org 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, Telehealth.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
Counselors — National Board For Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Telehealth.org 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 (NY SWB)
Telehealth.org, 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-
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Counseler (NY MHC)
Telehealth.org 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.
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Marriage & Family Therapist (NY MFT)
Telehealth.org 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.
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Licensed Psychologists (NY PSY)
Telehealth.org is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0193.
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. Telehealth.org 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.
— NOTE —
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. Some require additional documentation. Some states restrict the number of CME and CE hours you can complete online. Telehealth.org disavows responsibility for being aware of/meeting your state’s regulatory or licensing requirements.
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