Telebehavioral Health Train-the-Trainer (TTT) Program

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If you are an experienced speaker or consultant, consider joining TBHI as a Trainer.

The TBHI Train-the-Trainer Program is for you if you are seeking to:

  • Affiliate with a world-class telebehavioral health organization whose leaders are both knowledgeable and respected
  • Join an organized system, whereby you can learn how to deliver valuable training to practitioners and organizations
  • Build on your current talents as a speaker/trainer by specializing in a rapidly growing new field with increasing demand
  • Join the ranks of some of your brightest and most accomplished colleagues who share your values for excellence
  • Experience yourself as a leader and activist
  • Choose one or both training levels offered by TBHI
  • Prepare yourself for potentially joining the TBHI speaker team

Why Get Trained as a Speaker

Unsurprisingly, telehealth has exploded in popularity with millions of visits, many of which are in behavioral health. Dozens of companies offer fast and cheap consultations via a website or mobile app, obviating the need to make appointments, take time off from work and deal with the many other inconveniences of a traditional doctor’s appointment. The market for such services alone is expected to exceed $1 billion by 2020.

National and state professional associations, regulatory boards and payers are increasingly calling for and organizing professional training from industry leaders to help educate the 1.3 million clinicians offering professional mental health and substance use services in the United States. Comparable needs are seen in many other countries. As international, interprofessional market leaders, the Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) is increasingly being sought to give such trainings.

However, professional training is not simply a matter of understanding and following the law or ethics codes of various associations. The Institute of Medicine outlined a series of recommendations in 2001 and 2003 calling for competencies to be identified and used for professional training in healthcare. TBHI is the only professional training group whose training meets the stringent competencies identified and published in the field (Maheu, Drude, Hertlein, Lipschutz & Hilty, 2017). TBHI is also an approved training program by the Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science for professionals seeking credentialing. TBHI then, has met the highest bar set by any group for competency-based training in telebehavioral health.

By entering this first cohort of speakers, you will be maximizing your marketability as the behavioral field adopts the widespread use of the 21st Century technology.

How it Works

The TTT program is open internationally to professionals who have successfully completed the TBHI Level II Certificate Program prior to applying. You will get free access to your Level II coursework throughout the TTT Program.

As part of Level I of the TBHI Train-the-Trainer Program, you will:

  • Attend and actively participate in weekly TTT meetings
  • Participate in and summarize TBHI’s monthly Tele-Consult with Level II Certificate training professionals to get a sense of typical Q&A
  • Participate in two (2) group role-play situations per month during weekly group Trainee meetings
  • Be introduced to common consulting challenges and topics, given assignments to help improve your ability to deliver effective, evidence-based solutions to clients who seek assistance with a wide variety of legal, ethical, technical and practical issues in their specific settings
  • Cost of Level I TTT Training: $2,500 (equivalent of $96/week)

Upon completion of TBHI’s Level I Train-the-Trainer Program, and with invitation from TBHI, you may be advanced to Level II of the TBHI Train-the-Trainer Program, whereby you will:

  • Attend and actively participate in weekly TTT meetings
  • Participate in two (2) group role-play situations per month during weekly group Trainee meetings
  • Assist with preparation for TBHI presentations, including research, improvement, and preparation of presentation content/slides
  • Prepare and deliver at least one TBHI live/recorded webinar
  • Be given access to the 6-hour TBHI Marketing Teleworkshop materials ($495 value), whereby you will be guided in developing your own business and marketing plans as a speaker. Weekly TTT reporting of advancement through this recorded, digitized course will help you tailor the training to your own specialty areas of focus, as well as to benefit from the specialization of other TTT Candidates. (Some state regulatory boards will accept this digitized course toward requirements for licensure renewal hours.)
  • Attend & assist with at least two (2) full-day training programs offered by Dr. Maheu or other TBHI faculty and deliver a written evaluation of the experience in terms of positive and critical feedback.
  • Prepare topic-specific blog content where your name and full credentials will be displayed as an author and Candidate in the TBHI TTT program.
  • Upon successful completion of all assigned tasks to a 90% rate, you will be awarded the TBHI Certified Speaker designation, and be entitled to all the rights and benefits of such status, independent of TBHI.
  • Successful TBHI Certified Speakerwill thereafter be eligible for an invitation to work for TBHI.
  • Cost of Level II TTT Training: $2,500 (equivalent of $96/week)

Regardless of the level of TTT you obtain, you will join live TBHI consulting calls with TBHI Clients as they occur in the course of TBHI’s normal business flow. Y our participation will be invited as you demonstrate your abilities.

TBHI Level I Speaker Training

  • WHEN: One hour a week for 26 weeks, Thursdays, 4-5 PM Pacific Time, Starting December 21, 2017
  • WHERE: Online, synchronous
  • COST: $2,500 US
  • LEAD TRAINER: Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D
  • CE: 26 CE Hours, APA, ASWB, NBCC, NAADAC approved*
  • Contact: contact@telehealth.org

TBHI Level II Speaker Training

  • WHEN: One hour a week for 26 weeks, Thursdays, 4-5 PM Pacific Time (pending availability)
  • WHERE: Online, synchronous
  • COST: $2,500 US
  • LEAD TRAINER: Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D
  • CE: 26 CE Hours (when available), APA, ASWB, NBCC, NAADAC approved*
  • Contactcontact@telehealth.org

Learning Objectives for TBHI Level I TTT Program

Detailed learning objectives for TBHI TTT Speaker Candidates:

  • Candidates will be able to collect and organize titles, abstracts, authors and URLs of at least 15 current (no more than 10 years old) primary source research articles or books that demonstrate the efficacy telebehavioral health
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of at least three benefits of interprofessional telebehavioral health by co-authoring a 400-800 word summary article
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of at least three barriers to interprofessional telebehavioral health by co-authoring a 400-800 word summary article
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of at least three barriers to interprofessional telebehavioral health by co-authoring a 400-800 word summary article
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of at least three key clinical issues related to telebehavioral health by developing and presenting 15-20 minute mock webinar
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of at least three key technological issues related to telebehavioral health by developing and presenting 15-20 minute mock webinar
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of at least three key legal issues related to telebehavioral health by developing and presenting 15-20 minute mock webinar
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of at least three key ethical issues related to telebehavioral health by developing and presenting 15-20 minute mock webinar
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of at least three key social media issues related to telebehavioral health by developing and presenting 15-20 minute mock webinar
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of at least three key documentation issues related to telebehavioral health by developing and presenting 15-20 minute mock webinar

 

Candidates will also be expected to pass a written post-test with a success rate of at least 90%.

Ready to Get Started?

Please note that Cohort I has started in early December, 2017. Given the strong positive response we’ve received from the professional community, another cohort is not anticipated until the end of 2018. If you would like to be considered for the next cohort, please sign up here:

 

Application & Interview Fee: $175

Once payment for processing your application is received, you will be given access to a digital application and a meeting with Dr. Maheu will be scheduled.


 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Click questions below for detailed answers.

The TBHI Train-the-Trainer program is organized into two (2) levels, each level lasting approximately six (6) months.

  • TBHI TTT Level I Training Candidacy (6-Month Program):
    During this initial TBHI Speaker training phase, you will participate in weekly meetings, conduct Internet research, develop slide decks and otherwise assist the Training group.
  • TBHI TTT Level II Training Candidacy (6-Month Program):
    Upon advancement to Level II training phase, you will become actively engaged in being a co-presenter with TBHI Faculty.

Good question! The cost of the TBHI Train-the-Trainer program is divided into three (3) payments, one (1) payment per advancement level.

  • Application Review & Interview Fee:
    $175
  • TBHI TTT Level I Training Candidacy (6-Month Program):
    $2,500 (equivalent of $96/week)
  • TBHI TTT Level II Training Candidacy (6-Month Program):
    $2,500 (equivalent of $96/week)

All fees are payable in advance and refunds will not be granted.

To be considered for the TBHI Train-the-Trainer Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of the TBHI Level II Certificate training program
  • Speaking skills on par with the Toastmaster’s Education Program Levels I & II
  • Submission of the TBHI Train-the-Trainer application
    This application will require approximately 30 minutes of your time, but we encourage you to have these documents ready for uploading into our system prior to starting the application process:
  • Your CV
  • Three short writing samples from previously written documents (book, article, blog, thesis, dissertation, etc.)
  • Two (2) brief recordings of your prior speaking engagements will be requested after your application passes first review (for speaking trainers only)
  • Your professional photo (head shot) and brief bio for public display
  • Names and email addresses of three references who know your work as a Speaker
  • Active participation in weekly teleconference meetings and other exercises conducted online and by telephone over the course of 1 year
  • All travel costs must be borne by Trainee

To become a Certified TBHI Trainer, you will be expected to complete the following…

  • Complete the Train-the-Trainer program within 18 months
  • Actively attend weekly meetings
  • Research, prepare, and/or improve TBHI presentation content
  • Pass a competency post-test
  • Attend and assist 2 full-day training programs
  • Assist with conference training materials, attendees, and promotions
  • Successfully deliver a TBHI webinar

For any additional questions, please send us a note.

 

Continuing Education Approvals (for most States & Provinces)

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Psychologists — American Psychological Association (APA)

Telebehavioral Health Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telebehavioral Health Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/18/2016 – 11/18/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Please note that ASWB does not award CE Hourss for training related to marketing.

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.

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.

California Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors & Nurses — California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

When California MFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs turn in certificates to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), they will accept the CE credit hours based on TBHI’s APA approval.

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) has partnered with Alliant International University to bring you Continuing Education for the training you complete at TBHI. Alliant is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235). Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

— 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 is does not accept responsibility for being aware of or 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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