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Pennsylvania

We are not aware of any specific rules and regulations of the practice of telemental health services.

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  • Comment Link Alex Shortall Tuesday, 03 September 2019 12:23 posted by Alex Shortall

    I work for a mental health clinic and sometimes receive calls from potential clients in other countries who are seeking teletherapy services. Many of these countries don't have articulated laws about teletherapy. By Pennsylvania law, is a therapist licensed in Pennsylvania allowed to administer teletherapy to someone in one of these countries?

  • Comment Link Sol Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:58 posted by Sol

    Hi,
    I’m a LBS in Pennsylvania and I work as an outpatient therapist. Can I provide online mental health services?

  • Comment Link Telehealth Certification Institute Tuesday, 26 February 2019 07:31 posted by Telehealth Certification Institute

    For information on telemental health laws and regulations in Tennessee refer to the following page: https://telementalhealthtraining.com/177-tennessee

  • Comment Link Michelle Graves Tuesday, 26 February 2019 02:38 posted by Michelle Graves

    Are there any Tennessee distance counseling ethics or laws to go by at this time?

  • Comment Link Telehealth Certification Institute Wednesday, 30 January 2019 06:58 posted by Telehealth Certification Institute

    Paula, I am not sure if the Pennslyvania's licensure law has provisions to allow for clinicians licensed outside the stated of Pennslyvania to practice within PA for a period of time but you can contact the board to inquire about this. Here is their link: https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/SocialWorkersMarriageanFamilyTherapistsandProfessionalCounselors/Pages/default.aspx I would not provide this service without permission from the board.

  • Comment Link Paula Shulman Sunday, 27 January 2019 18:01 posted by Paula Shulman

    I am a licensed LMFT in MA / where I have worked for several years with a couple whose legal residency is in MA They have requested to continue meeting with me via HIPAA compliant on line sessions while they are in PA for an academic semester. Please let me know any guidelines or laws that I must follow.

  • Comment Link Telehealth Certification Institute Friday, 30 November 2018 17:34 posted by Telehealth Certification Institute

    As far as I understand, as long as you are practicing within the scope of your practice you can use technology to provide those services. Be aware that the scope of practice for LSWs and LCSWs differ.

  • Comment Link Dina Moore Sunday, 11 November 2018 23:15 posted by Dina Moore

    I was wondering what credentials I would need to become an online therapist in Pennsylvania. I am currently a licensed Social Worker & work as a Mental Health Specialist in my school district.

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G. Reid Doster, LPC, LMFT
Director of Behavioral Health, EXCELth Inc.Primary Health Network & Private Practice Psychotherapist / www.excelth.com

An excellent course, but needs more legal information regarding where the patient needs to reside.

Barry Barmann
Clinical Psychologist / Behavior Therapy & Family Counseling Clinic
This legal course was phenomenal saturated with much detail and clarity!
Elaine Marie Barclay
Licensed Professional Counselor, Assistant Professor / Capella University and Shorter University
Great and very informative! Will help me take my skills to a new level. Gave me a great idea of how the session should go.
Jessica Latin
LPC / JL Counseling

Course provided several case scenarios regarding Interstate counseling and resource websites for further research.

Cowenda Jefferson
Clinical Director / Wise Life Choices LLC
Course provided additional information regarding the legal aspects of TeleMental Health.
Cowenda Jefferson
Clinical Director / Wise LIfe Choices LLC
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Director/Counselor/Mediator / Lighthouse Counseling & Consulting Services
This course was most helpful in helping me make my practice more compliant for me and my clients.
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Dawn Ferrara
LPC-S, LMFT

Very Informative

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community clinician / nps
I loved this course. It was very informative and provide a great deal of information about ethics.
Tracey Marshall
Easy to learn and easy to follow. User friendly on-line course.
Kelly Johnson
Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Awesome

Melissa J Davis
LAPC- counselor
This was a phenomenal training and necessary for the continued growth of all helping professionals. This will certainly improve the manner in which I conduct counseling.
Elaine Marie Barclay
This training was extremely informative and supportive for professionals looking to gain further knowledge in Telemental health.
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I found this video to be very informative and helpful.
Michelle Parker
Contract Therapist

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Ashley Simmons
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Love the course, worth every penny!!! Definitely helped jump start my Tele-mental health services!

Nakia Clark
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This gave me and my staff some important insights and information regarding telehealth..

Larry Cowan
Executive Director / Samaritan Counseling and Growth

This course was easy and user friendly

Vanessa Reiser
Social Worker / JBFCS

I learned a great deal from this program and look forward to implementing telemental health in my therapy practice.

Michelle Hitchcock
Therapist

It was fantastic! Just the forms he provides are worth the cost of the course!

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Counselor, Clinical Supervisor / Transitions Counseling

This was an excellent class and worth my time.  Ray provided great information and is clearly an expert in TMH!

Jennifer Stuckert
Director / Restoration Counselor of Atlanta, LLC

I found these courses informative and helpful. They make establishing best practices policies and procedures for telemental health services and supervising those who provide them. so much easier. I highly recommend his courses.

Nena Rybarczyk, MA, EMBA, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Counselor / Strategies for Life Counseling, LLC

Ray's workshop was one of the most informative I have taken in years. He brought clarity to took a topic which has been intimidating and I left feeling empowered!

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Clinical Supervisor and Play Therapist / Georgia Association for Play Therapy