Emergency Management Planning: Safety comes first! Behavioral health professionals ought to have a clear and documented plan for responding to emergencies during each clinical session and between sessions. Emergency management plans should be tailored for the client, different locations, and modalities of communication. This course covers the best practices for establishing an emergency management protocol and how to respond to emergencies in different situations and through the use of technology.
Screening for Fit: Screening prospective clients and current clients for fit for your behavioral health services can have a significant impact on their safety and treatment outcomes. This course covers how to assess whether or not an individual is likely to be a fit for receiving behavioral health services from you or your organization whether they are going to receive services at your office, through video conferencing, a phone session, or secure messaging.
- Establish with the client an emergency management plan for each session in both a supervised and unsupervised environment
- List what information is required in order to create an emergency management plan
- Explain the process of responding to an emergency during a telemental health session
- Assess if a prospective and/or current client is a fit for telemental health services
- List at least three reasons why an individual may not be a fit for telemental health services
This course is Module 6 and 7 of the THTC Program.
This course was updated June 11, 2021