In order for an LMHC to retain their license in NY they must complete 36 hours of continuing education every three years by a CE provider who has been approved by the NY Mental Health Practitioners Board. Only 12 of these hours can consist of self-study activities. Live webinar courses are considered live hours.
The Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is an approved CE provider and offer live in-person, live online, and online self-study courses which allow you to meet your CE requirement. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 2/29/2020
CE hours of credit cannot be carried over into your next registration period.
In this interview with Dr. Douglas Weiss, Ph.D., we discuss the impact that using technology has had with clients, the importance of being appropriately trained when providing treatment for sex addiction, and the way his specialty practice works in conjunction with other counselors who provide care for other conditions such as anxiety or depression.
Steven Levenkron, M.S., one of our alumni, is a ground breaking and well-known psychotherapist specializing in anorexia, self-mutilation, OCD and sexual abuse. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction books which provide theoretical analyses in his areas of expertise. In a career that began in 1970, Levenkron has provided over sixty-thousand hours (and counting) of therapy, and boasts a 90% recovery rate for his patients.
Ray Barrett of Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC recently sat with Steven Levenkron to discuss his years of experience and the success he has experienced when using technology in his treatment of patients. Levenkron has found that abuse victims are more open when care is provided at a distance. When those clients find themselves alone and in a secure environment and at no physical risk from others, they tend to open more quickly and disclose to the provider - hence, care and treatment begin much faster. For abuse victims, non-verbal communication (such as email) is the most effective for opening up, followed by audio (telephone), and video conferencing. The least effective style of meetings for this clientele is same-location sessions.
When launching a telehealth program or any healthcare service payroll and HR services are often needed. In addition to the standard tasks of human capital management, healthcare organizations have the unique needs of tracking mandatory HIPAA training and the credentialing of clinicians. Finding a trustworthy payroll or HCM company that can handle all the HR needs of a startup or existing organization can be difficult.
The process of billing can be a great hassle for providers, and risky business. Often telehealth providers do not know how to correctly bill for their services and sometimes create legal and ethical issues by billing incorrectly. Debbie Duran the owner of Mental Health Billing & Consulting in Louisiana shares from her 28+ years of experience billing for mental health providers.
Telehealth services help to ensure that patients are able to receive the care they need when they need it. Same day care is available from providers using services such as virtual visits or video visits. By minimizing travel time, extending availability and increasing flexibility, caregivers can offer more opportunities for providing much-needed healthcare services.
This was an excellent class and worth my time. Ray provided great information and is clearly an expert in TMH!
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
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!
TRUDY POST SPRUNK, LMFT-S LPC CPCS RPT-S CPT-S EMD
Clinical Supervisor and Play Therapist
Georgia Association for Play Therapy