History of TBHI
The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) was formed in 2009 as the “TeleMental Health Institute, Inc.” by Dr. Maheu with contributing volunteer support by Drs. Myron Pulier and Joseph McMenamin, who is also an attorney. In 2010, TBHI opened its online learning facility to professional colleagues seeking continuing education training in telebehavioral health. Today the online facility has served more than 6700 behavioral health and service professionals from over 65 countries with competency-based professional training certificates and and continuing education hours (CE Hours). The Institute also offers staffing and consultation.
TBHI was founded by Drs. Maheu, Pulier and McMenamin in 2009 after over a decade of collaborative work in behavioral telehealth as a writing team dedicated to documenting the telebehavioral and telebehavioral health evidence base in textbook form. Their shared passion was to identify what works in behavioral telehealth and spread the word to their colleagues. Dr. Maheu built the Institute, which is housed on the telehealth.org domain name, in 1997. She has also led two writing teams to publish telehealth-related textbooks for which she had successfully negotiated the copyright. Dr. Maheu, Pulier and McMenamin then set about to condense the printed materials of those previously written textbooks into coursework that could be accessed 24/7 through the www.telehealth.org eLearning platform.
Our Mission Statement
To foster the legal and ethical use of behavioral services through competency-based clinical practices related to the legal and ethical use of technology.
Beneficiaries and Our Services
TBHI is devoted exclusively to addressing the emerging opportunities and challenges of telebehavioral health, telemental health, digital health, telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy and coaching. TBHI offers convenient access to education and training courses for continuing education and continuing medical education credit.