Therapists are often nervous about the possibility of moving part of their practice online. Melissa walks through the process as a clinician who has built a successful practice in the online space. Her guidance is clear, specific, and within reach even for those who don't consider themselves tech-savvy.
This course reviews key practical and clinical considerations for mental health professionals interested in taking part or all of their practice online. Topics include telehealth utilization, research on the effectiveness of telehealth, getting started, assessing client fit, best practices, and ethical considerations. This course includes a brief demonstration of a telehealth connection.
1 Hour CE. Video Format.
Define at least three benefits and two risks of tele-mental health services for clients
Identify at least four best practices to ensure ethical delivery of services via telehealth
Summarize existing data around the effectiveness of tele-mental health
- Changes in utilization
- Methods of delivery
- Pros and cons
What does the research say?
- Research progression
- Assessment of fit
- Service delivery
- Client considerations
- Ethics and best practices
- Future practice
- Course slides (available for download upon course completion)
Format and Length:
Video format; Total running time 68 minutes
NAADAC Counselor Skill Group 4: Counseling Services
Intermediate. The course presumes standard-level clinical knowledge, but does not presume knowledge specific to tele-mental health.
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.
Who Should Attend:
Counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: July 19, 2019
Course Revised: February 10, 2020 (Prior revision August 14, 2019)
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.
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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 hour of continuing education (1 CE credit) for psychologists.
SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.
SimplePractice 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-0582.
SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Texas. MFT CE Provider Number 1271.
SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Professional Counselors in the state of Texas. LPC CE Provider Number 3446.
SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.
This course has been approved by SimplePractice, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1 Hour CE. NAADAC Provider #186410. SimplePractice is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Click here to view our complete CE approval information.