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E-Therapy and Telehealth: Ethics, Application, and Clinical Practice

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Online Self-Study
1 Ethics
Downloadable e-book of course slides, a downloadable certificate of completion, and course video(s).



As mental health care moves increasingly towards electronic service delivery, practitioners are obligated to adapt and acquire comprehensive knowledge of the latest technologies and their ethical implications.

The training course is your essential guide to thriving in this new era. It delves into the practical implications of telehealth, addresses the unique ethical and legal considerations it presents, and provides you with actionable strategies to deliver high-quality care in the digital age.

Led by James R. Corbin, a seasoned expert with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field, this course provides invaluable insights into mobile mental health apps, HIPAA compliance, client confidentiality, and informed consent. It explores the different types of e-therapy, including telephone counseling, asynchronous and synchronous communication, and self-guided web-based interventions. Participants will learn to navigate the complexities of e-therapy, understand its limitations, and explore new practice possibilities.

By the end of the course, you will be well-equipped to integrate telehealth into your practice ethically and effectively, ensuring high-quality care for your clients. You will have the skills to expand your client reach, enhance service delivery, and stay competitive in the rapidly evolving field of mental health care.

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your professional skills and stay at the forefront of mental health service delivery. 

Register now and take the first step towards becoming a leader in the digital transformation of mental health care.

This is a non-interactive self-study course.

Instruction consists of 1 hour of video instruction and a post-test.

Course Availability

From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ethical guidelines for e-therapy and related practices such as tele-medicine; 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the utility and limits to practice employing technology; 
  • List alternative clinical practices and options in the Age of Connection


James R. Corbin, MSW, LCSW

Prof. Corbin received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University and his Masters Degree in Social Work from Temple University. He is a doctoral candidate from the Clinical Social Work Institute in Washington, DC. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania with a specialty in childhood mental illness and individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. He has worked for over 25 years in the mental health field including eight years at Hoffman Homes for Youth in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and had most recently served as their Assistant Director of Clinical Services. He was appointed in the spring of 2002 as Adjunct Faculty Member and fall 2002 through spring 2008 as Visiting Instructor/Lecturer of Social Work at McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) and served as their BSW Program Director. From 2008-2018, he has served as full-time clinical faculty and instructor in the graduate school of social work at Temple University and was former Assistant MSW Program Director and Clinical Director of the Military Family Center at Temple – a counseling center for military service members, veterans, and their families. He is happy to join Elizabethtown College in the fall of 2021 as the Social Work Program Director!

He has written and presented extensively on the subject of neuroscience and its impact on clinical practice and has been a featured presenter for the National Association of Social Workers at their Annual Conference. An article on the biopsychosocial implications of attachment was published in the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. He was a featured guest on the NPR program “Radio Smart Talk” as an expert on the subject of Reactive Attachment Disorder. Two articles on clinical supervision and ethics in practice appear in separate issues of The New Social Worker journal. He published an article on the ethical implications for disclosure of HIV status in The Journal of Clinical Ethics. He had received training in child-centered play therapy and had practiced as a child and family therapist for The Play Therapy Center and is a former associate with D.K. Watkins Psychology Associates in York, Pennsylvania. He had practiced privately in the outpatient setting at Pennsylvania Counseling Services. Additionally, he had served as clinical supervisor for their school-based program in the York City Schools. He has been in part-time practice at Northeastern Counseling Services in Mechanicsburg, PA since 2016.

You can find James by clicking here and here

CE Hours

Credit Hours: This course consists of 1 ethics continuing education hour of credit.

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0048.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if your licensing board would accept this course.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2024 – 05/02/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 1 ethics continuing education credit.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0435.

Addiction Professionals: This course has been approved by Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #193104, Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Psychologists #PSY-0128.

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0093.

Other Professionals: This course qualifies for 60 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

How to Complete the Course and Earn Your Certificate

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

 To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.

A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.

Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Course Policies

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

Click here to view our Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a 10% service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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Who Should Attend

This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching Methods

This is a non-interactive self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.

This course was recorded 3/23/22

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2024-06-18 02:38
Great course to learn about teletherapy and ethical considerations.
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