The TeleMental Health Training Certificate (THTC) is awarded to dedicated telemental health clinicians who have successfully completed the full THTC program. The TeleMental Health Training Certificate (THTC) program provides evidence-based, advanced, and comprehensive training that prepares clinicians to offer behavioral health services while in a different location than the client through the use of technology. The target audience for this program is any behavioral health professional, including but not limited to, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, and chaplains.
There are several other terms used for TeleMental Health such as E-Psychology, Technology-Assisted Social Work, Web-Based, Virtual, Distance Counseling, Telebhavioral Health, Telehealth, TeleMedicine, Online Counseling, Skype Counseling, and Tele-Therapy.
Clinicians who have earned the THTC take special consideration of their clients' privacy as it relates to the use of technology, and the needed effort to ensure that they remain up-to-date on the best practices of providing services remotely.
The THTC certificate requires completing all of the following courses:
- Introduction to TeleMental Health
- Legal Aspects of TeleMental Health
- Ethics of Using Technology in Behavioral Health
- HIPAA Compliance for Mental Health Professionals
- Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Aspects of Selecting Technology
- Emergency Management Planning for TeleMental Health
- Screening for Fit for TeleMental Health Services
- Ethical and Clinical Skills of Video and Phone Sessions
The THTC alumni have awarded our program with the top ratings for its high-quality content, delivery, instructor, and customer service.
Validation of the THTC program:
Furthermore, the program has been thoroughly reviewed and rigorously assessed by an advisory committee made up of professionals who are considered to be experts in their field of practice with years of applicable experience embedded into the program. The committee is made of professionals in the area of clinical psychology, social work, clinical supervisors, and professional counselors so a diverse pool of knowledge is in place to present a training program that is truly comprehensive in these content areas. The advisory committee strives to remain abreast of the latest developments and updates in the world of telemental health services and incorporates these ever-growing changes into the training to maintain the timeliness and relevancy of the program. There was an exhaustive review of the codes of ethics from a large number of behavioral health professional associations and licensing boards, the professional literature, and in-depth research to finally construct the certificate training program.
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