Telebehavioral Health Institute Work/Study Program

Do you have more time than funding for telemental health training?

We have a perfect solution for you, if you can demonstrate financial need…

The Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) Scholarship program is a Work/Study professional training opportunity for professionals, interns and students seeking telemental health training (telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, speech teletherapy, online counseling, online counselling, e-therapy, etc.). If you can demonstrate financial need, we are happy to make our resources available to you in our Work/Study program.

If you are in these or similar circumstances, the TBHI Work/Study program has been designed with you in mind:

  • You may have just completed your graduate training and are in limbo while you accumulate internship or residency hours for licensure.
  • You may be transitioning from a job, a serious illness, the loss of a parent or child, a divorce or some other disruption in your life plan.
  • You may have just moved to a new geographic area and need to establish new professional referral sources.
  • You may be a veteran in transition – or the spouse of an active duty serviceman or woman who recently relocated a new city.
  • Are a young parent transitioning back into the workforce after maternity leave.
  • Have you been caring for a sick family member, and are exploring new career possibilities.
  • Are unemployed and need a fresh start.

TBHI is a fast-growing, online company with many administrative and organizational needs. Work/Study is to the TBHI Advanced Certificate Program (62 training hours) in exchange for administrative work for the Institute (210 hours). Scholarly tasks involve a variety of tasks that can be accomplished at one’s computer (i.e., social media, social bookmarking, SEO, research, data entry, formatting, minor programming, marketing, press release writing) and attending monthly TBHI Scholar meetings by telephone/video.

We are delighted to engage bright, capable and eager Scholars to help us grow. Since 2009, we have graduated dozens of Work/Study scholars who have formed an interactive Scholar community. Our Work/Study program then, is for individuals who not only have the circumstances outlined above, but also have most of these characteristics and abilities:

  • A high degree of attentiveness to detail
  • An overriding sense of responsibility
  • An ability to work creatively and independently without close supervision
  • Cooperative abilities to work in a team
  • Well-developed writing skills
  • Social media or web-related skills
  • Programming abilities
  • Scholarship, organizational and/or presentation skills

For more information, click on the links below:

4-ConsultationScholar applicants must be able clearly express a financial need that precludes their ability to pay for telemental health professional training offered by the Telebehavioral Health Institute.TBHI Scholars must be in a position to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week, complete daily reports of work accomplished and receive a 1099 for their work to be in accord with IRS reporting rules for work/study opportunities.

  • You will be given increasing access to our coursework as you complete your work objectives.
  • You will be asked to complete a W-9 form and report our waived training fees as income on a 1099 at the end of the first year after registering with us.
  • If you fail to meet all objectives, your position as a TBHI Scholar will be terminated.

See the video at the top right corner of this page for more details. NOTE: The program includes CEs for all scholarship recipients.

3-consultationWe seek applicants with skills in the following areas (we will not teach you these skills…rather, we need you to have some of these skills to offer us).

  • Exhibiting at professional conferences, test construction, Internet research, formatting references in APA style, Prezi slide set up, writing articles, blog posts, applications for various services, editing coursework, video recording or editing, audio recording or editing and/or writing grant applications.
  • SEO and social media strategies that involve Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Squidoo, LinkedIn, newsletters, blogging, YouTube, and other dissemination approaches.
  • Web development (HTML, graphic design, PHP, animation, illustration, etc.).
  • Any special skills that you wish to offer along with a written proposal for how your special skills will benefit either our for-profit or nonprofit organizations.

You are required to work for 210 hours, attend monthly meetings (by telephone/video), submit weekly reports, and interact with our Scholar team and management staff.



Up to 62 Continuing Education Units (CE Hours) are included in this program at no extra cost to you, if you need them.

financial-tip-money-jar1Financial need by some Scholars to date have included:

  • Spouses of military personnel who are serving U.S. wars and have relocated to different geographic areas, where they have no clients or patients
  • War veterans who are disabled but already trained in mental health
  • Mental health professionals who live with their parents because they can’t afford their own housing
  • Professionals who have several young children at home on a very limited income
  • Disabled, civilian professionals who have no clients/patients but are trying to come back to the workforce part-time
  • Foreign professionals who live in an economy where one of our dollars equals four or five of their dollars, rendering the cost of our program to be equivalent to more than $10k – 12k
  • Your CV/Resume in Word doc format
  • The names and email addresses of three references
  • Willingness to receive a US Federal income tax form “1099-MISC” for the value of the training program you are receiving ($2,100 value)
  • A roll-up-your-sleeves, can-do attitude; a belly full of passion; a good sense of humor; an adventurous spirit and humility when you make a mistake

123456As a Scholar, you will participate in an international community with many other Scholars, and must be able to get along with others in email and through monthly video meetings. To use our video system then, you must have a video cam and speakers in your computer.

Your application will be reviewed and you will receive notification within 7 days. If accepted, you are required to sign an extensive agreement about the nature of the work/study program. You will then be scheduled a videoconference interview with the Scholar Manager and then scheduled a teleconference with Dr. Maheu. Upon acceptance into the program you work/study begins immediately. Please do not apply if you are not ready to start at the time of application. Scholarships are offered at TBHI when additional skilled assistance is needed for our growing company. Scholars are mentored and managed by our professional staff. Apply Online Now!


What Our Scholars Are Saying

Rose Conos

The TBHI staff took time to educate me on what was expected in the scholar program and the entire staff was available to help me with any questions about assignments or processes. I felt the mentoring of the entire staff was excellent and that my contributions were appreciated. The comradery of the entire group of scholars is what you would expect to see on a college or university. I felt that I have a very strong support system with the other scholars in the program. The scholar group has been a great help for someone like me who is learning more regarding telehealth, telemedicine and telebehavioral health. The assignments gave me real life experience in how a real online business would be operate. I look forward to contributing more as a scholar with TBHI.

Rose Conos
TBHI Scholar

Tami Frye

I found the TBHI Scholarship program when I was just starting to look into distance counseling. I wasn’t yet sure what it was about or if it was even a good idea but I wanted to know more about it. Before I was through the first course I was a total believer. I not only had access to the cutting edge research on the topics relevant to distance counseling, laws, methods and so much more but I was learning best practices, skills and practical aspects of it all that could be implemented into practice immediately. As I was getting all of that I was also becoming a part of the program by being a part of any number of projects where my existing skills were valued and put to use like research, writing and even just brainstorming. I was made to feel a valued part of the team as well as supported by Marlene and her amazing support staff. This all made for one of the best experiences I’ve been part of! I’m proud to now be a DCC and even more proud to have been part of TBHI.

Tami Frye, PhD, MSW, DCC
TBHI Scholar

Babatunde Aideyan

The TBHI scholarship program has been incredibly rewarding for me. I have worked on tasks that I find interesting, which also have allowed me to both utilize and grow my skill set. The TBHI staff are very open to allowing scholars to work on a variety of tasks and projects that will help them grow as both students and professionals. Some of my most valuable experiences as a scholar has been through the mentorship I’ve gained from Dr. Maheu. She is very open to providing feedback, not just as a TBHI scholar, but also as a mental health student and/or professional. Overall, my experiences as a TBHI scholar has helped me grow significantly as a mental health professional and researcher.

Babatunde Aideyan
TBHI Scholar

Viola Nicolucci

I lived my experience at TBHI as a gym.

Of course training is cutting edge but I heartedly recommend the scholarship program. Your goal will shift from training to experiential learning within the team and the community.

The more effort you’ll invest in the experience the more you’ll benefit.

Viola Nicolucci
TBHI Scholar

Smriti Sawhney Joshi

Studying at TBHI was the best thing that could have happened to me. I am based in India yet I felt totally supported by the TBHI team while taking up my courses and Dr Maheu always took out time to answer any telebehavioral queries I had during my course tenure. The scholarship program at TBHI is a blessing for anyone looking for a place to learn about telemental health.

Smriti Sawhney Joshi
TBHI Scholar

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