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Telemental Health Best Practices Overview

Join us for this live webinar event
March 22, 2023 -- 4:00pm-5:30pm Eastern Daylight
1.5 CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians

Whether healthcare providers use a telehealth platform occasionally or exclusively, it is clear that telemental health is here to stay and all clinicians will use it at some point, if not on a regular basis. Understanding the impacts and approaches for telemental health is essential for today’s clinicians, including how telemental health may differ from in-person approaches to treatment. 

Telemental health offers more flexibility and allows more people to engage in services, including those in rural areas, with disabilities, and those with transportation challenges. All clinicians need a core understanding of telemental health, including the ethical implications and clinical approaches.  

In this course, participants will explore and consider: 

  • The benefits and drawbacks of telemental health. 
  • Specific licensure laws in the United States and how they impact telemental health practices. 
  • Ethical practice considerations as it relates to telemental health. 
  • Tools for preparing and orienting a client to a telemental health session. 

Participants will come away from this course with a solid foundational understanding of telemental health.

Registration for "Telemental Health Best Practices Overview" can be made by one of two methods:

  • Enroll in the single live event
  • Enroll in the three-day Summit 2023 and receive access to this webinar and seven others and earn up to 16 CE credits
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Ray Barrett

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.

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