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2-Day: Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider Training
CE Test
$29.99 USD
This purchase is for online CE Test only
Product Details
Format:
Additional Participant CE Test
Author:
MELISSA WESTENDORF, JD, PH.D.
Publisher:
PESI Education Solutions
Copyright:
7/21/2020
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNT056740
Objectives
  1. Identify the ethical principles and applications of ethical codes for telehealth services.
  2. Determine the HIPAA guidelines and how they apply to telehealth services.
  3. Assess inter-state issues associated with telehealth and how to stay in compliance.
  4. Determine best practices for creating a good setting for telemental health services.
  5. Evaluate how to implement policies and procedures that are necessary for maintaining an ethical telehealth practice.
  6. Identify and assess electronic services and platforms for delivering ethical telemental health services.
  7. Determine how to screen for suitable clients for telemental health services.
  8. Assess how to effectively manage boundary issues that might arise during telemental health services.
  9. Identify which therapeutic practices are conducive to telemental health services.
  10. Assess the threats that technology poses to the confidentiality and privacy of clients.
  11. Determine how to maintain ethical standards and compliance while utilizing social media technology.
  12. Determine how to correctly manage electronic records in a telemental health setting.
Outline
Research about Telehealth Services
  • Here to stay
  • It works
  • Benefits
Application of Ethical Codes
  • Psychologists, social workers, professional counselors
  • Building competence
  • Technology appropriateness examples
HIPAA
  • HIPAA and HITECH
  • HIPAA and small providers
  • Violations and why they occur
State Law Applications
  • State interests for the pros and cons for permitting telehealth
  • Cohesive incoherence
    • Examples of statutory guidance
  • Risk management guidelines
  • Interjurisdictional practice
Efforts to Improve Telehealth Interjurisdictional Practice
  • PsyPact
  • Others
  • Checklist of questions to determine if you can practice across statelines
Case Examples for Using Various Forms of Telehealth Best practices for telehealth
  • Selecting the appropriate tools
  • Utilizing ATA guidelines
    • Clinical – patient and setting appropriateness
    • Technical - The setting, camera, microphones, and lighting
  • Administrative – connectivity, training
  • Practical solutions for your therapy
Processes & Procedures
  • The intake process
  • Informed consent – sample plan, key topics to cover
  • Emergency and crisis plans – what to include, medical issues, sample plan
Delivery Platforms Keeping Ethics/HIPAA in Mind
  • Asynchronous platforms
  • Common elements
  • Concerns with platform
    • Synchronous therapy
    • All-in-one services
  • Email and texting safely
  • Pros and cons
  • HIPAA requirements
  • Encryption
  • Password protection
  • VPN
  • Electronic communication policy
  • Hardware and software safety
Screening and Suitability of the Client
  • Benefits of telehealth Services
    • Evidenced-based research
    • Patient and setting contraindications
  • The intake, mental status exam, and ongoing Evaluation
  • Assessment with clients
Professional Boundary Considerations
  • For the client
  • For the cinician
    • Crossings versus violations
    • Recommendations for maintaining pofessional boundaries
  • Licensing board complaint examples
  • Red Flags for Therapist

  • Strategies to Avoid Red Flags

  • Recommendations for improving the therapist's telehealth experience

  • Additional Resources

Multicultural Considerations

  • Issues to consider
  • Geography, settings, populations
  • Seeking guidance
Theoretical Considerations for Telehealth
  • Evidence-based support
  • Which models transition well
Self-Care for the Clinician
  • Ethics application
  • Causes of burn out
  • Warning signs in therapists
  • Characteristics of effective self-care
  • Strategies and techniques
  • Resources
Dos and Don'ts of Social Media
  • Using social media to your advantage
  • The required social media policy
  • Social media and boundaries
The Era of Electronic Records
  • Development of the electronic record
  • Electronic document storage
  • Electronic document destruction
Reimbursement
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Private payer
Author

MELISSA WESTENDORF, JD, PH.D.

Melissa Westendorf, J.D., Ph.D., is a clinical and forensic psychologist and founder of the Technology Wellness Center. As a clinician, she has provided therapy to adults and adolescents in the community and within the correctional setting. Dr. Westendorf’s forensic practice is dedicated to assessing adults and youth in either the criminal justice system or in civil matters. As a technology wellness expert, she is dedicated to assisting parents, children, adolescents, and adults on understanding the complexities of technology use and the impact on our brains, emotions, and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Westendorf’s legal training coupled with her clinical background enables her to work with individuals who are experiencing the legal ramifications of technology use.

As a proactive psychologist and educator, Dr. Westendorf is a keynote speaker at academic institutions, parent organizations, businesses and community groups, offering preventative tools and resources that educate others on how to manage technology use in a healthy manner. She is the co-author of Unplug! Raising Kids in a Technology Addicted World. She has served on the Committee for Legal Issues for the American Psychological Association and on the Psychology Examining Board for the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Westendorf has been appointed as an expert in high profile legal cases, featuring the psychological ramifications of technology use. Her expertise has been relied upon in a wide variety of articles, podcasts, radio segments, and television programming. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio), Wisconsin Public Radio, and ABC’s 20/20. She is a monthly contributor to The Morning Blend.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Melissa Westendorf is a founder of the Technology Wellness Center. She is in private practice. Dr. Westendorf receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Melissa Westendorf is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Continuing Education Credits
Save time and $10 off the price of other submission methods – purchase & take the CE test online for $29.99 USD per participant. Additional processing fees apply for other submission methods (i.e. mail, fax, etc.). Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.

Certificates of Successful Completion are available for email, download and/or printing from your online account immediately following the successful completion of the post-test/evaluation.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Ethics
This self-study course includes 2.0 hours of general ethics instruction. Not all boards allow ethics credit for self-study products. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Addiction Counselors
This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CCAPP): PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1021. This self-study activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP): PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category H activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEU's (continuing education hours).

Connecticut Addiction Counselors: Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Counselors
This intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

California Counselors: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This Intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Florida Social Mental Health Counselors:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.

Montana Counselors: The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.

Nevada Counselors: PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.

New York Counselors: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Ohio Counselors:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. TBD

Pennsylvania Counselors: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

South Carolina Counselors: This self-study program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.

Texas Counselors: This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

California Marriage & Family Therapists: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This Intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Florida Marriage & Family Therapists:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 credits.

Montana Marriage & Family Therapists: The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.

Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. TBD

Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists: This self-study program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.

Texas Marriage & Family Therapists: This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #:17118 for 12.5 self-study contact hours.

You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 12.5 self-study contact hours.

Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 12.6 self-study contact hours.

Copies of the evaluation may be sent to the IBON. You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Psychologists & Physicians
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Physicians
PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 07/21/2020. It was last reviewed on 06/28/2020 and is valid until 06/28/2023.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

Canadian Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 12.5 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement

Florida Psychologists:
Florida
PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number 50-399. This product qualifies for 12.6 self-study continuing education credits. Please make sure to bring your license number to the seminar so that we can report your attendance to CE Brokers.

Ohio Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 10.0 standard hours and 2.0 ethics hours of continuing education credit.

Pennsylvania Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This self-study program qualifies for 12.5 continuing education hours.

Illinois Psychologists: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 self-study contact hours.

Indiana Psychologists: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A - Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.

Kentucky Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 12.5 contact hours.

South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists: This self-study program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 10.0 Clinical Practice and 2.0 Ethics continuing education credits. No more than 12.0 total CE hours may be awarded for this activity. Course Level: Intermediate. Format: Asynchronous distance learning. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.

California Social Workers: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This Intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Colorado Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours.

Florida Social Workers:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.

Kansas Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.

Minnesota Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

Montana Social Workers: The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Expires: December 31, 2020.

Ohio Social Workers:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. TBD

Pennsylvania Social Workers: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 clock hours 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.

Disclaimer: **Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.
**It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.
**All self-study participants must complete and pass (80% or better) a post-test/evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test. Or you may call our customer service department and a copy of your test/evaluation will be emailed to you. Please allow 30-45 days.


Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals