The "THTC Program Review and Study Guide" is a thorough review of all legal, ethical, and clinical topics addressed in the full Telemental Health Training Certificate (THTC) program. Raymond Barrett wrote this guide to accompany the THTC Certificate program that he developed after more than 7 years of providing telemental health instruction and expertise to thousands of clinicians. This guide is also a comprehensive resource for clinicians preparing for the Telemental Health Exam through the Center for Credentialing and Education (seeking the BC-TMH credential).
- The Review and Study Guide consists of 16 chapters. The master document is 200 pages long and is updated regularly, allowing for the most up-to-date information in the field of telemental health.
- This Study Guide is neither downloadable nor printable and can only be accessed through the registrants course list on Telehealth Certification Institute's website
- You have access to this product for one year from the time of purchase
THTC recipients do not need to purchase the THTC Review and Study Guide. Registration in the full THTC program includes access to the "THTC Review and Study Guide" once participants have completed the coursework and earned their THTC.
For details about the TeleMental Health Training (THTC) Program, please visit this page
For details on earning the BC-TMH after completing the THTC, please visit this page
From the time of registration, you have 12 months to access the Review and Study Guide.
- Introduction to TeleMental Health
- Legal Aspects of TeleMental Health
- Ethical Use of Technology in Behavioral healthcare
- Privacy Law for Mental Health Professionals
- Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Aspects of Selecting Technology
- Emergency Management Planning
- Screening for Fit
- Clinical Skills of Video Sessions
- Phone Sessions
- Cultural Competency and Humility
- The Impact of Telecommunication on Provider/Client Interactions
- Selecting a Communication Medium For TeleMental Health Sessions
- Client Engagement
- Asynchronous Techniques
- Synchronous Techniques
To access the Guide:
- Login to your account
- Go to My Courses
- Select the course titled "THTC Review and Study Guide" (THTC participants have it listed with the THTC Certificate)
- Click on the title of the Guide to open the content
The Guide content can only be viewed in this e-book style format. It is neither downloadable nor printable.
Raymond Barrett is the founder and CEO of the Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC (TCI). A licensed mental health counselor (LMHC and LPC), Ray is an innovator and leader in the field of telemental health. He’s an expert telehealth trainer, a respected speaker, and a trusted consultant.
Ray’s inspiration for TCI came from his clients that started asking him to conduct their therapy sessions over the phone. Ray had discovered a knowledge gap in mental health training. He wanted to fill that void with comprehensive and practical training in telemental health - so Ray created that training for himself and fellow clinicians.
Since 2014, TCI has delivered comprehensive telehealth training and consultation to a global network of more than 40,000 healthcare organizations and professionals. TCI now offers over 180 specialized courses, a vast array of telehealth resources, and ongoing free continuing education opportunities for telehealth providers. Among the most sought-after courses offered by TCI is the Telemental Health Training Certificate (THTC Certificate) program.
Ray played a significant role in developing the initial curriculum for the Board Certified Telemental Health credential (BC-TMH) for the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). He reviewed every training module. He helped draft content, including questions for exams. He even wrote and developed the initial draft of one of the training modules: Telemental Health Settings and Coordination of Care.
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) - the most respected organization for telehealth - recently overhauled its guidelines. Ray was on the writing committee that developed Best Practices in Synchronous Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health in March 2022.
In 2019, Ray participated in a task force for developing a clinical rating process for mobile apps designed to help treat depression. The recommendations were presented to ATA.
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. As part of the International Standards Advisory Committee (ISAC), Ray helped establish CARF’s standards for virtual services.
Ray also is a frequent speaker and consultant for professional organizations. He has presented for over 20 organizations since 2015.
Clinicians who have completed a telemental health training program as well as those who are preparing for the BC-TMH exam.
THTC recipients and those enrolled in the full THTC program (or both Telemental Health law & Ethics plus Telemental Health Clinical Skills) DO NOT need to purchase this Guide. It is provided with the full program and accessible upon completion of the THTC.
Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed. There is a 10% service fee for refunds.
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