Although chaplains are quite familiar with using technology, the competencies of providing telechaplaincy are not so evident. This webinar is not intended to cover all of the competencies of telechaplaincy, but to inform you of how to assess your competency and to provide you a broad overview of the competencies of telechaplaincy.
The following topics will be covered:
- Potential Benefits and Drawbacks
- Legal aspects
- Ethical aspects
- Privacy Law and HIPAA
- How to choose technology
- Emergency management planning
- The Setup of the Chaplain’s Environment
- Preparation of the Patient
- Workflows for Providing Telechaplaincy Services
- List three reasons why telechaplaincy health is an important option for individuals.
- List two possible benefits of telechaplaincy.
- List three possible drawbacks of telechaplaincy.
- List three ethical standards that are specifically related to telechaplaincy.
- Describe how to prepare an individual for telechaplaincy services.
From the time of registration, you have six months to access and complete the coursework.
Raymond Barrett is the founder and CEO of the Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC (TCI). A licensed mental health counselor (LMHC and LPC), Ray is an innovator and leader in the field of telemental health. He’s an expert telehealth trainer, a respected speaker, and a trusted consultant.
Ray’s inspiration for TCI came from his clients that started asking him to conduct their therapy sessions over the phone. Ray had discovered a knowledge gap in mental health training. He wanted to fill that void with comprehensive and practical training in telemental health - so Ray created that training for himself and fellow clinicians.
Since 2014, TCI has delivered comprehensive telehealth training and consultation to a global network of more than 40,000 healthcare organizations and professionals. TCI now offers over 180 specialized courses, a vast array of telehealth resources, and ongoing free continuing education opportunities for telehealth providers. Among the most sought-after courses offered by TCI is the Telemental Health Training Certificate (THTC Certificate) program.
Ray played a significant role in developing the initial curriculum for the Board Certified Telemental Health credential (BC-TMH) for the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). He reviewed every training module. He helped draft content, including questions for exams. He even wrote and developed the initial draft of one of the training modules: Telemental Health Settings and Coordination of Care.
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) - the most respected organization for telehealth - recently overhauled its guidelines. Ray was on the writing committee that developed Best Practices in Synchronous Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health in March 2022.
In 2019, Ray participated in a task force for developing a clinical rating process for mobile apps designed to help treat depression. The recommendations were presented to ATA.
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. As part of the International Standards Advisory Committee (ISAC), Ray helped establish CARF’s standards for virtual services.
Ray also is a frequent speaker and consultant for professional organizations. He has presented for over 20 organizations since 2015.
Credit Hours: This course offers 1.5 credit hours
This course qualifies for 90 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Professionals should retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.
To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the required activities (view training video, complete and pass the post-test and complete the course evaluation.)
You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.
Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.
This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation. The course may include required reading.