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
Scholar 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.
We 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.
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
As 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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"For nearly 20 years Marlene has been the leader in thought, training and advocacy regarding the impact of technology on mental health professions."
Donna Ford MA,
Former President, American Counseling Association
"As a consultant, Dr. Maheu is creative, engaging, insightful, funny, easy, wise, and overall a delight to work with. Her energetic participation was infectious and raised everyone's game."
CEO, Ease Interactive
"Technology is crucial to our advancement as a profession in the 21st century. Marlene Maheu has been a forerunner in this endeavor to bring telepsychology to our practice, training and research."
Jean Lau Chin, ED.D., ABPP
"The Telebehavioral Health Institute provides all of the essential training needed to start practicing telemental health or telepsychiatry. The courses are unsurpassed, unique and contain everything one needs to know in order to start practicing. Upon completing this training, a provider is "ready to go."
Timothy Lacy, MD.
Former Chief of Telehealth for the US Air Force Surgeon General, CEO of Stonetree Medical Technologies, LLC
"Marlene is an engaging speaker and is at the cutting edge of mental health and technology. I'd highly encourage seeing one (or more) of her presentations. Her ideas will inspire you with possibilities."
Steven Walfish, Ph.D.
Partner at The Practice Institute and co-author of Financial Success in Mental Health Practice
"Dr. Maheu has been a consistent and courageous pioneer in the use of technology to improve mental health services for over a generation. Her training will provide you with essential tools to start a successful telepractice while remaining complaint with legal, ethical and other risk management strategies."
Luciano L'Abate, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Georgia State University
"Marlene is incredibly tech savvy with laser-sharp understanding of how to make the best use of innovative social media in professional settings."
Stephanie A. Shields, Ph.D.
The Pennsylvania State University
"Marlene is a pioneer, leader and strong advocate for ethical telemental health practices. Her presentations, workshops, articles and books provide valuable, thoughtful and informative ideas about how to deal with the many complex issues presented by rapidly evolving technologies."
Kenneth Drude, Ph.D.
"Dr. Maheu did a superb job of teaching many of the key concepts in tele-mental health to therapists in our organization."
Eric Kuelker, Ph.D.
Past President, Mental Health Pros
"Marlene is a true innovator in bringing technology to the mental health field. Her books are a must and I recommend them to my students."
Dale Masi, Ph.D.
President/CEO, Masi Research Consultants Inc
"Dr. Maheu is one of the most knowledgeable people in the country in the area of psychology and technology. She has a rich perspective on the benefits and challenges in this field and has been extremely generous in sharing her resources and expertise."
Judith Blanton, Ph.D.
"Marlene has established herself as a pioneer, expert, and forceful advocate for the telehealth. I've taken her courses and periodically consult with her. I count on her for thoughtful and ethical guidance in this complex field."
Larry Brooks, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice - Psychotherapy & Supervision
"Dr. Maheu is a leading national expert on the application of psychology in tele-health, online services and use of new technologies to support and expand your practice. Marlene does terrific workshops--don't miss them if you have a chance to see her in action."
James Bray, Ph.D.
Past President, American Psychological Association
"Dr. Maheu is psychology's telehealth visionary, leading our colleagues through professional training in ethics and innovative technologies since the mid-90's. Telepsychology is the 21st century and our practitioners in particular must become knowledgeable."
Pat DeLeon, Ph.D., MPH, JD
Former President, American Psychological Association
"I wanted to establish a task force on 'new media,' but only if Marlene Maheu, a long-time leader in telepsychology, would agree to be its chair. She did, and the task force exceeded my highest hopes."
Ellen Cole, Ph.D.
Former President, Society for the Psychology of Women, American Psychological Association
"Dr. Maheu is an outstanding leader, educator, and creative force in the field of telehealth. She has been a long-term advocate for the use of empirically-based practices in telepsychology and has provided solid guidance to practitioners in the ethics and conduct of telehealth services."
Robert L. Glueckauf, Ph.D.
College of Medicine, Florida State University
"Marlene Maheu is a trailblazer in the field of telehealth. She was one of the first psychologists to even consider the concept of providing electronic services to patients and has been a leader in that field. Marlene is also a mover and a shaker and seems to be able to make nearly anything happen."
Larry Rosen, Ph.D.
Professor, CSU Dominguez Hills
"Dr. Maheu was writing and presenting on telehealth and psychology of the Internet when the rest of us didn't even know how to spell it, much less know what it means or how to practice it. She is a true visionary and a pioneer in the important area of tele-mental-health."
Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
"Marlene is an intelligent, thoughtful, and diligent clinical psychologist. I've known her for years and her work in ethics and telehealth have been of the highest caliber."