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Online Therapy CPD Training: Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals:



The use of technology is a common expectation of clients in today’s world and certainly in our current climate with COVID-19. Providing online or distance therapy services makes sense for your practice, but understanding all the legal, ethical, business and in-session challenges can seem daunting.

Is distance therapy effective? How do I even get started? What are all the legal and ethical risks? – Watch this recording and get the answers to your questions!

Providing online/ distance therapy services will allow you to gain access to more clients and provide quality care for your clients wherever they are.

By completing this Distance Therapy CPD Training Course, you’ll obtain a complete walkthrough of the whole process. You’ll learn:

  • The key terminology, evidence, benefits and risks.
  • The policies, procedures and best practices you need to know to get started and while protecting your professional liability.
  • How to navigate challenging online and distance therapy business questions involving marketing, payments, billing and insurance.
  • Demonstrations of the technology options and strategies for how to use them effectively.

This recording will leave you feeling confident in your ability to have a successful online and distance therapy practice!

Note: this CPD training was originally recorded in the U.S., so the legal and ethical regulations may be different from your region. Please be sure to consult your regulating organisation for the most updated guidelines in your area.

 


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.5
Speakers:
Joni Gilbertson
Duration:
11 Hours 54 Minutes
Copyright:
20 Feb, 2020
Product Code:
POS055645
Media Type:
Digital Recordings

CPD


CPD

This online program is worth 12.0 hours CPD.



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Joni Gilbertson's Profile

Joni Gilbertson Related seminars and products: 3

MA, NCC, LCPC, BC-TMH


Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, BC-TMH, is a licensed clinical professional counselor, Board-Certified Telemental Health Provider and the owner/founder of COPE Counseling Services, LLC where she uses telemental health to assist individuals, couples and families with everyday coping in areas such as relationship, depression, suicide, and general coping skills. She is a Board-certified Telemental Health Provider with years of experience seeing clients using distance counseling. Her counseling centers specialize in treatment for both adults and children. Joni is also experienced as a clinical counselor supervising a mental health staff within a hospital setting and within her clinical practice. She regularly uses distance counseling to work with diverse populations in multiple states. She is licensed as a mental health professional in Illinois and Florida while presently residing in Florida.

Joni completed many trainings in distance counseling and even edited numerous online courses for telemental health. She is a certified trainer in mental health first aid and motivational interviewing. She is also certified in domestic violence facilitation, phototherapy and selective other methods that enhance client awareness. For many years she trained mental health agencies, children and family services, first responders, jails, prisons, and detention centers on mental health topics along with legal and ethical matters of relative concern to each population. As a former Chief of Probation and Probation Officer, she was responsible for training staff on mental health issues such as suicide awareness, personality disorders, substance use disorders and treatment strategies.

Joni is also a college instructor in the Sociology Department where she teaches mental health and legal issues classes. She was recently nominated and presented with the award for “Teachers Who Make a Difference” due to her engaging and dynamic style of teaching. She makes learning an enjoyable experience with her passion for the topic of using technology for mental health.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Joni Gilbertson is owner of COPE Counseling Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Joni Gilbertson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Appraise the legal and ethical challenges posed by online therapy for mental health professionals in a clinical setting.
  2. Analyse the evidence supporting the effectiveness of online therapy as it relates to clinical treatment.
  3. Inspect the unique policies and procedures considerations for online therapy and the clinical implications.
  4. Evaluate adaptions with online therapy for various populations to improve clinical outcomes.
  5. Investigate the privacy, security and confidentiality concerns related to technology use in clinical practice.
  6. Differentiate how client expectations differ for online therapy as compared to in-person therapy and what that means for clinical treatment.
  7. Distinguish unique boundary issues that arise in a online therapy healthly setting.
  8. Utilise specific adaptations that are recommended for various disorders and modalities to improve clinical outcomes.
  9. Appraise text messaging and email complications as it relates to privacy in a clinical setting.
  10. Apply best ethical practices regarding referrals and advertising concerns as it relates to clinical practice.
  11. Specify the HIPAA compliance challenges (USA only) associated with online therapy and its clinical implications.

Outline

Online Therapy for Mental Health Professionals: What You Need to Know Before You Get Started
  • The Types of Telehealth/ Distance Therapy
    • Synchronous Format – Live Interaction via Video
    • Asynchronous Format – Transfers of Information Electronically
  • Evidence Supporting the Effectiveness of Telehealth for Clients and Various Populations
  • The Benefits and Risk for Telehealth/ Distance Therapy
  • Recent Trends in Telehealth/ Distance Therapy
Legal & Ethical Issues
  • Following a Code of Ethics
  • Legal Implications of Practicing Across State Lines
  • Privacy & Security (USA regaion only)
    • HIPAA Compliance Concerns
    • Documentation & Paperwork Issues
    • Ensure Data Protection & Avoid Unintended Access/Disclosure
    • The Client’s Perception of Privacy via Videoconferencing
  • Boundary Issues More Likely to Arise in Telehealth/ Distance Therapy
  • Multicultural Issues in Telehealth/ Distance Therapy
  • Technology Competence of the Clinician and Client
How to Start Your Mental Health Distance Therapy Practice
  • Offering Your Telehealth/ Distance Therapy Services – Where to Begin?
  • How to Introduce the Concept to Clients
  • Who is a Good Fit for Telehealth/ Distance Therapy? Who is Not?
  • Administrative Responsibilities
  • Policies & Procedures Consideration – Protect Yourself and Your License
    • Informed Consent – Unique Concerns & Best Practices
    • Intake Process – Tips You Need to Know
    • Emergency Plan for Telehealth
  • Client Interviewing & Assessment Techniques
  • Videoconferencing vs. Telephone
  • Best Practices for Professionalism
    • Camera Placement, Background, Proximity & Dress Attire
    • Handling Technical Issues
Important Business Aspects to Consider
  • Marketing Concerns with Telehealth/ Distance Therapy Practice
  • Billing & Reimbursement Strategies – Is This Covered Under My Client’s Insurance Policy?
  • Payment Fee Structure Considerations
  • Communication of Payment Structure to Client
  • Professional Liability Insurance – Telehealth/ Distance Therapy Covered?
  • Client Expectations & How They Differ Versus In-Person Therapy
  • Financial, Accounting & Tax Concerns
  • Giving and Getting Referrals – Issues for Telepractice
Choosing a Platform – What Technology is Right for You and Your Clients?
  • An Overview of the Various Platforms Available
  • Demonstrations of Key Features
  • How to Assess What Features are Important for You
  • Cost Comparisons
  • What Legal Assurances Do I Need from A Platform Provider?
  • Client Considerations When Choosing a Platform
    • What Technology is My Client Using & Where From?
Demonstrations of Telehealth/ Distance Therapy in Practice
  • A Guided Tour of How to Begin a Online Therapy Videoconferencing Session
  • What Videoconferencing Looks Like in Practice
  • Key Techniques to Enhance the Online Therapy In-Session Experience
  • Presentation Skills & Tips
Additional Technology Considerations
  • Text Message & Email Telehealth/ Distance Therapy – Security, Privacy & Expectations
  • Cloud Storage – What are the legal issues?
  • Virtual Reality – What You Need to Know
Treatment Adaptations to Consider for Telehealth/ Distance Therapy
  • Disorders
    • Discuss Key Adjustments Recommended for Practicing Telehealth/ Distance Therapy for Different Disorders
  • Populations
    • Evidence & Best Practices for Tailoring Telehealth/ Distance Therapy to a Variety of Clients
    • Important Adaptations for Groups or Couples
  • Modalities
    • Which Modalities Most Easily Apply to Telehealth/ Distance Therapy & Which Could Use Adaptions
Case Studies of Telehealth/ Distance Therapy Successes & Failures
  • Examples of the Do’s and Don’ts That Can Make or Break Your Practice
The Future of Telehealth/ Distance Therapy for Mental Health Professionals
  • Possible Future New Rules & Regulations
  • Up & Coming Technology Trends to Be Aware Of
  • What Distance Therapy Might Look Like in 10 years

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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