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Louisiana’s TeleTherapy Rule

Louisiana's LPC Board of Examiners has enacted their Teletherapy Guidelines for Licensees, which requires telemental health training prior to licensees providing teletherapy.  The new regulation is clear, helpful, and reasonable to comply with. 

Online Counseling for Difficult Relationships

Hear what it is like for an expert counselor who specializes in working with clients who have been affected by difficult relationships to provide psychotherapy online.

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Telebehavioral Health in Georgia Continues to Grow

Georgia is using telemental health for assessments, treatment, supervision, coordination of care, school-based services, and many other facilities. The Partnership Georgia Partnership for Telehealth had 240,000 telehealth patient visits in 2014, and it currently includes over 600 locations with over 200 specialists and healthcare partners. Georgia has had a telehealth parity law since 2006. Georgia has been requiring counselors, social workers, and MFTs to receive 6 hours of CE training in telemental health. Georgia’s Office of Telehealth & Telemedicine is establishing a new sophisticated telemedicine network.

If you want to start offering telebehavioral health services in Georgia, I highly recommend earning a telebehavioral health credential. A training credential in telebehavioral health will not only teach you important best practices but will inform referral sources of your credibility.

Read about Georgia's CE requirement for telemental health.

Online Behavioral Health Graduate Programs are Effective

Are you a behavioral health educator?

Can you effectively connect with students online?

Will students truly be prepared to provide behavioral health services after attending an online program?

In this interview, learn from Corinna Costello, PhD, LCPC, ATR-BC, a seasoned faculty member, what it's like to educate behavioral health students online.

If you lead or teach within a graduate behavioral health program in counseling, family therapy, social work, or psychology, consider offering your graduate students TeleMental Health Training that will prepare them to reach their future clients through telehealth: Graduate Programs & TeleMental Health Training

The Results of Georgia’s Telemental Health Rule

The results are coming in from the Georgia Telemental Health Rule.  Should other states follow suit?

Georgia requires that Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors, who provide telemental health services, attend at least a 6 hour CE training on telemental health counseling.  Clinical supervisors are required to take an additional 3 CE hour course on how to supervise telemental health counseling.