Telehealth Certification Institute’s Raymond Barrett was joined by Steve Duson, VP at Solihten Institute, to discuss these challenges and how to overcome them. Solihten Institute is a nationwide network of non-profit outpatient behavioral health centers. They provide the technology and support needed for spiritually integrated counseling programs to successfully launch and provide teletherapy and other remote services. Mr. Duson is responsible for the design, launch, and ongoing development of the Solihten Institute's telehealth initiative. During this interview, Mr. Duson shared why they began offering their telehealth program, the process of setting it up for a practice, and how they prepare their member organizations to successfully provide teletherapy.
Solihten Institute became aware of statistics demonstrating that demand for teletherapy was on the rise. At the same time, recognizing that Solihten members were serving clients who needed remote services for a variety of reasons, they decided to launch their teletherapy initiative. Solihten Institute chooses to prepare its member providers by having their clinicians complete the TeleMental Health Training Certificate (THTC) program which trains them on all the essential competencies of teletherapy. Solihten Institute then provides consultation to their members on how to successfully launch and market their teletherapy services. They also provide them video session technology and ongoing support. For individuals looking for spiritually integrated psychotherapy, or providers interested in becoming a member of Solihten Institute, reach out to them to learn more. You can find their contact information on their website.