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Foundations of Telemental Health

Join us for this live webinar event
April 28, 2023 -- 12:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time
3 CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians

Technology is a part of almost everyone’s life, and as such, most behavioral health professionals are quite familiar with the use of technology to provide various services. However, to ensure the best clinical care, professionals must adhere to a high level of competency and use the most ethical and thorough approaches. Most behavioral health workers will benefit from additional knowledge in this area, especially since most school programs focus on providing services in person. 

Whether you have provided online services for years or are brand new to telemental healthcare, this course will deepen your knowledge and skills so you will have a solid foundational understanding of telemental health.  

Course participants will come away with the following: 

  • Awareness of the potential drawbacks and benefits of telemental health services. 
  • Understanding of the legal and ethical aspects of telehealth, including privacy laws and HIPAA standards. 
  • Approaches to choosing and implementing appropriate technology for telemental health services. 
  • Methods to orient and prepare clients to use telemental health. 
  • Specific skills to use for both phone and video sessions.  

This course is full of specific examples, considerations, and approaches for all behavioral health professionals.

"Foundations of TeleMental Health" will address all of the topics specified for the 3 hour telehealth training requirement for clinicans in California, Florida and Louisiana.  Training and CEs are applicable for clinicians in any state. Please refer to CE Details for your state and license type.

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Ray Barrett

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.

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