Choose from three telemental health programs designed for hospitals, clinics, agencies, small group and independent practices seeking to establish, assess or improve a telemental health or telebehavioral health practice. Training is designed for practitioners of telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, tele-nursing, tele-speech and language therapy, tele-occupational therapy and other tele-therapies with interprofessional, international focus on core issues.
|1. Learn Everything Online
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|2. Pass Post Tests Online
Print CE Certificates
|3. Deliver Services Online
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The Level I Certification package is best for you if you work within an agency setting that is already organized to legally and ethically deliver telemental health or telebehavioral health (telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling etc.). It will provide you with a prudent yet exciting look at legal, ethical and clinical guidance about how to get started and deliver direct care via telephone and videoconferencing. This training package is for you if your organization has dealt with the difficult legal, ethical policy issues, and you just want to understand your basic legal and ethical requirements. It is the program of choice for you if you are seeking an easy, convenience way to think through the large issues to delivering behavioral care by telephone and video.
The Level II Certification package is best for you if you need to develop a telepractice program of your own, without an information technology department, legal office, billing or clinical staff to help you think through the details. The Level II Certification package will help you choose your technology, decide whether or not to use videoconferencing, email, text-messaging and other technologies; set up your virtual office to follow current telepractice guidelines and learn how to get paid for your services. It will help you choose your most appropriate private, secure technology that meets your federal and state law. It will give you an understanding of how you to develop appropriate clinical protocols, documentation (e.g. intake, informed consent, and termination documents with reference to the specific technological modalities you choose. It will help you develop and implement your emergency plans, build them into your informed consent processes and have clinically appropriate relationships with providers in your client/patient’s local community to confidently handle emergencies and crises. The Level II Certification package certification program will also guide you to finding and contracting with a malpractice carrier that will maximally help you manage risk. It gives you the competencies required by legal and ethical bodies, which include individual state boards, provinces and professional associations in the behavioral community. As a result of completing this training, you will be well on your way to feeling competent and confident about handling a wide variety of challenging situations posed by delivering telemental health and telebehavioral health care.
The Level II Certification package training program then, is designed for the hospital, clinic, agency, or group and individual practitioner who is responsible for program design and implementation. It provides a true roadmap for how to get started with technical, clinical, legal and ethical policy decisions as well as practical program implementation. Numerous case examples, checklists, sample documents and more are available for you to maximize your time and effort. This program provides you with a Certificate that will distinguish you as a true telebehavioral professional.
Easily gain a comfortable, working knowledge of the evidence-base supporting the implementation of best practices for telepsychiatry, telepsych, telepsychology, distance counseling or online counseling, etherapy and online therapy (whatever you call it)!
All of your courses are self-paced, available 100% online and accessible 24/7. You will gain access immediately upon purchase and can complete all training anytime within 6 months from date of purchase. If you need more time to complete your courses, extended access is available for a modest fee ($45) for an additional increments of 6 months. To extended your access, go to devel.telehealth.org/6-month-extension.
Courses are available with or without CE Hours (See Continuing Education section below). If you choose to purchase the CE Hours with your Certification Package, you will need to:
** Please Note: After completion of all your courses included in your Certification Program, we will need to conduct a ”Completion Audit” to give you a final certificate, badges, and a formal listing on our website for your clients/patients to verify your certification with TBHI. Our team requires 3-5 business days to complete this entire process. To request your Certification Completion Audit, please send us your request here: email@example.com.
While it is not mandatory that you earn CE hours to take our training, many professionals are required to have CE hours for their licensure. The Telebehavioral Health Institute can provide CEs in many cases. We have been formally approved by many groups, but if you are not sure whether your licensing board will accept our training, please send them an email through your Licensing Board’s website (all boards are accessible online), and show them this page.
Earn your certificate as a TBHI Certified Telebehavioral Health Practitioner*. This designation** is increasingly used to recognize our graduates for having completed the most comprehensive and research-based post-graduate training program available anywhere today.
*Service Mark Pending
**This designation is limited to 3 years for trainees registering on or after February 8, 2017. After 3 years, you may renew your designation with 6 hours of TBHI approved training.
Telebehavioral Health Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telebehavioral Health Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI), provider #1328, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/18/2016 – 11/18/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) is officially on file with NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) as an Approved Education Provider. TBHI has been approved as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. NAADAC Provider #159459, Telebehavioral Health Institute, is responsible for all aspects of their programing.
The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6708. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. TBHI is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
When California MFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs turn in certificates to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), they will accept the CE credit hours based on TBHI’s APA approval.
The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) has partnered with Alliant International University to bring you Continuing Education for the training you complete at TBHI. Alliant is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235). Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
Please verify the appropriateness of TBHI training for your needs by contacting your state/provincial board or your state/provincial professional organization. Some state and provincial regulations are in flux, complex and can be confusing. Some require additional documentation. Some states restrict the number of CE hours you can complete online. TBHI is does not accept responsibility for being aware of or meeting your state’s requirements.
TBHI Training has also been approved for AMA CME Hours. Contact us for details.