Telehealth shouldn't just be about trying to replicate the in-person experience of therapy. It should be about going beyond that experience, harnessing the full potential of technology to aid in healing. This course surveys 11 different technologies, and how they can be successfully utilized as part of a telehealth practice.
Telehealth in a psychotherapy is not limited to efforts to recreate the experience of in-person therapy. Technology offers therapists a wide range of opportunities to go beyond what therapists do as part of an in-person practice, potentially improving treatment effectiveness and efficiency. This course surveys a variety of new technologies that can be applied in a telehealth practice. Topics include online assessments, symptom tracking apps, outcome tracking, collaboration software, delivering interventions via apps, virtual worlds, and between-session contacts.
1.5 Hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive)
1. Cautionary notes
2. New technologies
i. Screen sharing
ii. Collaborative applications
iii. Online assessments
iv. Symptom tracking and checkin
v. Collaborative applications
vi. Applying interventions via app
vii. Applying interventions via video games
viii. Virtual environments
ix. Outcome tracking
x. Between-session contact
3. Overcoming hesitance
- Best Practices for Telehealth and Additional Resources
Describe at least four recent research findings related to telehealth
Describe at least three uses of technology as an adjunct to psychotherapy
List three potential benefits of technology for psychotherapists to advance care
Apply three strategies to strengthen or repair the therapeutic relationship online
Dr. Caldwell led the AAMFT workgroup that developed Best Practices in the Online Practice of Couple and Family Therapy.
Format and Length:
Recorded Video Format (non-interactive); Total running time 91 minutes
Advanced. This course presumes functional knowledge of telehealth, including standard clinical practices and legal and ethical requirements
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. The course completion quiz can be retaken multiple times until passed.
Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:
After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course published: August 19, 2020
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course. Products mentioned within the course are examples only, and do not imply endorsement.
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Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1.5 hours of continuing education (1.5 CE credits) for psychologists.
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SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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