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TeleMental Health Clinical Considerations: Working with Couples & Families

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

Description

As TeleMental Health (TMH) services increase, providers must consider the ways in which they adapt their clinical skills, particularly with multi-person therapies. Clinicians using systemic models, and those working with couples and families, have unique concerns and considerations with minimal research available. Participants will learn practical applications for working online with couples and families and understand the role of innovation and creativity in adapting clinical skills for online use.

This is a non-interactive self-study course.

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify appropriate uses of TMH for couple and family therapy (CFT) and evaluate the differences in providing CFT through TMH.
  • List several ethical and legal considerations for online CFT.
  • Explain appropriate systemic adaptations for online CFT and describe how providers can use creativity and innovation in working with couples and families online. 

Course Availability

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

Instructor

Shelly Smith, MA, LMFT is co-founder of United Counseling & Wellness and Connect TMH. She works with therapists to provide education and consultation about online therapy. She is licensed in four states and provides therapy to individuals, couples, and families. She regularly presents on the topic of Telemental Health at AAMFT national and state conferences. Additionally, she served on the board of the AAMFT Telehealth and Technology Interest Network, published in Family Therapy Magazine, and discussed online therapy in Episode 5 of the AAMFT Podcast.

CE Hours

Credit Hours: This course consists of 1 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 clinical 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.

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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Communication

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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 includes recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation. 

This course was recorded 5/19/2020

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2024-06-18 02:18
This is a great course for anyone utilizing teletherapy and working with families.
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