Telehealth for Clients with Intellectual Disabilities
Join us for this live webinar event
March 21, 2023 -- 11:00am-12:30pm Eastern Daylight
1.5 CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians
People with intellectual disability (ID) have been a marginalized group in the United States for the past 200 years. Providing equitable access to and accommodations for mental health care is one way that practitioners may help to address these concerns. Unfortunately, during and since the Covid-19 pandemic, people with ID have experienced less access to supportive therapy as the field moved towards telehealth delivery systems. In addition, many practitioners may feel ill-equipped to understand or adjust their practice to meet the particular needs of this population.
In this training, Dr. Buckles will help participants understand how they may open their virtual doors to people with ID. General concepts behind the term intellectual disability will be explained while also briefly discussing the sometimes-ugly history of ‘treatment’ practices performed on this population. Specific attention is given to how current literature suggests that counseling provided through telehealth may be particularly helpful for people with ID.Specific tips for adjusting assessment and counseling methods are addressed in detail.
Registration for "Telehealth for Clients with Intellectual Disabilities" can be made by one of two methods:
- Enroll in the single live event
- Enroll in the three-day Summit 2023 and receive access to this webinar and seven others and earn up to 16 CE credits
Upon completion of this training, behavioral health clinicians will be able to:
- Explain general concepts of intellectual disability (ID)
- Discuss a brief history of treatment and mistreatment of people with ID in the United States
- Explain how telehealth may benefit people with ID in specific ways
- Discuss recent literature on this topic; and
- Illustrate ways assessment and counseling methods may be modified for this population.
1.5 CE Credits for the Live Webinar on March 21, 2023.
Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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: 1/31/2026
Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.
Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC, #1609, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2026
Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024
Art Therapists: 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 creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024
Other Professionals: This live webinar qualifies for 90 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
This webinar can be accessed with either Summit 2023 enrollment, or by registering for the single event. Register for the webinar by midnight before the event. So that we can provide you these CEs, you are required to:
- login and access the direct link to the webinar through your account
- participate fully during the event
- complete a course evaluation at the conclusion of the event
- collect your certificate of completion on your account after steps 1-3 are completed
Enroll in a course by adding it to the cart and proceeding through the check out process. Create an account (or login to yours) during the checkout process.
Prepare: Download Zoom software. Participants must use a device that is connected to adequate internet speed with a camera, microphone and speakers (or headset).
Attend: Between 15-30 minutes before the listed start time of the event, login to your account on the website. Go to "My Courses", click on the title/date of the webinar. The link to join the meeting/webinar will be listed in the course content. Click the link and opt to "join the meeting."
Attendance is automatically recorded when you use the link to join.
Any recording made is not provided with webinar registration.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jason earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology at New York University in 1996. While there he worked on diagnostic projects at Bellevue Hospital and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He earned his Master’s in Counseling at The University of New Mexico in 2001 and PhD in Special Education at The University of New Mexico in 2016. His dissertation focused on the experiences of direct support professionals who support people with sexually challenging behavior. Since 2002 Jason has been owner of Talkabout Inc., a Behavior Consultation agency specializing in supports for people with intellectual disability and concurrent mental health diagnoses. From 2012 through 2016 Jason was the Statewide Clinical Director of the New Mexico Department of Health – Bureau of Behavioral Support overseeing statewide systems of behavioral support consultation. From 2016-2019 Jason was the Executive Director of A Better Way of Living, a CQL accredited agency that provides life-wide supports for people with intellectual disability. He is currently a contracting consultant with the New Mexico Department of Health where he supervises the sexual risk screening program, the ongoing development of behavior support systems, and provides statewide trainings on co-occurring mental health conditions for people with intellectual disability among other topics. For several years Jason has also served as the Program Manager for the Developmental Disability/Mental Illness project with the University of New Mexico. For most of the past 20 years he was a part time instructor at both The University of New Mexico teaching Introduction to Intellectual Disability and at New Mexico Highlands University teaching DSM Assessment for Counselors.