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:
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.
This online program is worth 12.0 hours CPD.
|Manual - Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals (2.1 MB)||115 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, LMHC, BC-TMH, CTMH, 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 relationships, depression, suicide, and anger management. She is licensed as a mental health professional both in Illinois and Florida while presently residing in Florida.
Joni completed over twenty trainings in telehealth and edited sixteen plus online courses for telemental health. She is a certified trainer in clinical telemental health, mental health first aid, and motivational interviewing. She is also certified in domestic violence facilitation and selective other methods that enhance client awareness. She regularly uses distance counseling to work with diverse populations by using video sessions and other technologies. She started one of the first telehealth programs for court-ordered clients and has over ten years of experience with using video sessions for programs such as domestic violence and anger management.
Joni also has experience supervising a mental health staff within a hospital setting and supervising interns within her clinical practice. For many years she trained mental health agencies, children and family services, first responders, employees at jails, prisons, and detention centers on mental health topics and legal and ethical matters of relative concern to each population. As a former Chief of Probation and Probation Officer, she was responsible for designing and training staff members on mental health issues such as suicide awareness, personality disorders, substance use disorders and treatment strategies.
Joni is a recently retired college instructor who worked within the Sociology Department where she designed and instructed seventeen mental health and legal issues classes. She was recently nominated and presented with an 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.
Financial: Joni Gilbertson receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Joni Gilbertson has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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