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Overview of TeleChaplaincy, Online Self-Study

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Online Self-Study


Although chaplains are quite familiar with using technology, the competencies of providing telechaplaincy are not so evident.  This webinar is not intended to cover all of the competencies of telechaplaincy, but to inform you of how to assess your competency and to provide you a broad overview of the competencies of telechaplaincy. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • Potential Benefits and Drawbacks
  • Research
  • Legal aspects
  • Ethical aspects
  • Privacy Law and HIPAA
  • How to choose technology
  • Emergency management planning
  • The Setup of the  Chaplain’s Environment
  • Preparation of the Patient
  • Workflows for Providing Telechaplaincy Services

Learning Objectives:

  • List three reasons why telechaplaincy health is an important option for individuals.
  • List two possible benefits of telechaplaincy.
  • List three possible drawbacks of telechaplaincy.
  • List three ethical standards that are specifically related to telechaplaincy.
  • Describe how to prepare an individual for telechaplaincy services.

Course Availability

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


Raymond Barrett, CEO (LMHC, LPC) of the Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, is a licensed professional counselor and an expert telemental health trainer/ consultant. Ray has also volunteered in a chaplaincy department for 2 years, completed 9 units (4 years) of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), worked as a counselor in churches for 4 years, and completed his Masters of Divinity.  His passion for telemental health emerged from his experience as a clinician seeking practical, high-quality telehealth training. Since 2014, TCI has delivered comprehensive teletherapy training and consultation to more than 26,000 healthcare organizations and professionals. TCI now offers over 90 specialized courses, a vast array of telemental health resources, and ongoing free continuing education opportunities for behavioral health providers.

CE Hours

Credit Hours:  This course offers 1.5 credit hours

This course qualifies for 90 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Professionals should 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 required activities (view training video, complete and pass the post-test and complete the course evaluation.)

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.

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

Click here to view our Grievance Policy.

Who should attend

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

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.  The course may include required reading.

This course was originally recorded 8/31/2021.

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