Getting Started in Telemental Health: 7 Legal & Ethical Tips

Getting Started Webinar 1 CE Hour Available

Telemental health is at the forefront of a rapidly changing behavioral healthcare environment. Whether this new field is known in your profession as telepsychiatry, telepsychology, telepsych, distance counseling, online therapy, etherapy, Internet therapy, video therapy or some other name, this rapidly growing field is seen as vital to the future of healthcare worldwide. There’s no better time for you to be exploring your options!

More facts to consider:

  • Demand for behavioral services is increasing dramatically with both parity and health care reform
  • Half of U.S. residents have no access to behavioral services
  • Behavioral health (substance use and mental health) are often avoided because of stigma and shame, but much of that stigma is alleviated with telehealth
  • There is a VERY strong evidence base that has been accumulated since 1959 to support various successful models for telemental health
  • 100% adherence is all legal and ethical requirements is not only possible, but easy-to-learn with 100% online, eLearning educational and training programs offering CE Hours or CE hours
  • Behavioral care delivered through technology has gained popularity with the majority of consumers, who prefer that clinicians serve them via the Internet rather than with in-person sessions
  • Clinicians working in telemental health can work from their homes, and thereby avoid the costly overhead of occupying a brick-and-mortar office
  • All US-based leading professional associations have approved telemental health guidelines, making it safe and effective for clinicians to adopt

Whether you are a hospital, clinic, agency, group or individual practitioner, opportunities with telemental health and other technologies are now solidifying across the horizon in behavioral care.

As leaders in the legal and ethical issues surrounding telemental health service delivery, the TeleMental Health Institute will take this hour to:

  • Give you an introduction and overview of telemental health
  • Point you in the direction of a number of viable telemental health models that offer the best growth opportunities for 2016
  • Focus you on best practices and legal as well as ethical principles to keep in mind
  • Outline some of the more serious pitfalls you’ll want to avoid

Event Details: Getting Started in Telemental Health: 7 Legal & Ethical Tips Webinar

Getting Started Webinar

  • Where: 100% Online
  • Fully recorded and available 24/7 after the event to review anytime for 6 months from registration date
  • What: Live & recorded event includes access, slides, and handout
  • Cost: $35 (includes 1-CE Hour)

Learning Objectives

  • List five reasons for starting a telemental health practice right now
  • Identify at least 10 telemental health practice models that can successfully be reimbursed
  • Intelligently discuss how to get a job in telemental health
  • Identify at least one new telemental health trend as the result of Medicare and Medicaid changes
  • Name 4 legal issues of importance to telemental health
  • Name 3 ethical issues of importance to telemental health
  • Detail the process for getting fully trained and credentialed in telemental health

TBHI Faculty

Getting Started Webinar

Dr. Maheu has been an industry leader in telebehavioral health since 1994. With four textbooks, dozens of book chapters and journal articles to her name, as well as having educated more than 20,000 clinicians, she is in a unique position to guide you or your organization in finding a maximally profitable niche in this rapidly expanding market. She has given more than 400 professional presentations is a master at getting to the point and answering your questions with clear, actionable, evidence-based suggestions both quickly and accurately.

Getting Started WebinarThis 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

Webinar Includes:

  • Webinar video recording, presentation slides, and webinar handout
  • Access to the power and interactivity of the most cutting-edge technology available today for learning (login is required)
  • Ability to take your post-test and course evaluation online
  • Printable course completion certificate for your licensing board
  • Access to TMHI Community Forum to ask related questions
  • Full customer support
  • 100% money-back guarantee for 30 days!
  • This program is approved for 1 CE Hour, applicable toward state requirements for Legal/Ethical Continuing Education. TBHI is approved by several CE-approval providing groups to sponsor CE Hours. Please review our provider information at telehealth.org/continuing-education. (We recommend you confirm with your licensing board that they accept our CE provider status. If you have any questions, please contact us.)

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