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About the Instructor
Raymond Barrett, LMHC, LPC, DCC, BC-TMH, M.S., is a CCE Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider who has extensively provided telemental health counseling services in private practice, for facilities, and for an EAP program. Both as a practitioner and trainer, his aim is to fill every knowledge gap as it arises in the telemental health profession, and that his training allows for immediate implementation. Ray has developed several courses on telemental health and ensures his courses are kept updated. Trainees find Ray to be very approachable, available and knowledgeable. Ray appreciates hearing from each training participant individually in order to fulfill their specific learning needs and to incorporate their questions and successes into the training program. He has presented on the telebehavioral health at several conferences and has assisted many private practices to begin and enhance their telehealth programs through his private consultations.
The BC-TMH credential:
The Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider credential recognizes clinicians who have completed an advanced telemental health course, have passed a comprehensive exam, attend ongoing training, and adhere codes of ethics that govern their profession.
The BC-TMH credential is based on established credentialing standards and has been rigorously reviewed by many telemental health experts across most behavioral health professions. It has been designed to prepare behavioral health professionals for the competent use of technology in practice and to provide services from a distance.
The provider of the BC-TMH credential:
The Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), an affiliate of NBCC, provides the BC-TMH credential.
The history of the BC-TMH credential:
The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) has been the top resource when looking for best practices for telebehavioral health care services. They first published best practices on distance counseling over twenty years ago. For over thirteen years, the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), an affiliate of NBCC, has provided the Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) certificate to professionals who have met the requirements. After significant work and time, on April 13th, 2018 CCE launched the Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) credential. CCE has discontinued the DCC credential.
The process of obtaining the BC-TMH credential:
- Having an approved license/certification type. You can view the full list of approved profession types by clicking here.
- Completion of the full qualifying telemental health course.
- Passing the Telemental Health Credentialing exam (this exam is required to apply for the BC-TMH credential).
- Applying for the BC-TMH credential. $100 fee.
The Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is approved by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) to provide training that qualifies professionals to apply for the BC-TMH credential. It is the mission of Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC, to provide the highest quality training and consultation to behavioral health professionals and organizations.