Telebehavioral Health What Every Provider Needs to Know 1CE
Ethics and Boundaries
*Some Boards distinguish between general CEs and other types. Please review your specific state requirements to learn more.
This course is based on a webinar published by SAMHSA which highlights the legal, ethical, and technical considerations when using telehealth services. You will learn about the important legal issues that relate to telehealth (e.g., licensure, informed consent, privacy/confidentiality); ethical issues (e.g., competencies, documentation, marketing); clinical issues (e.g., assessment/screening, boundaries/telepresence, handling emergencies); technical issues (e.g., technology/platform choices, cybersecurity, handling repairs); and other related information.
Approved by the Following State Boards
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Broker #50-23449)
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License #197.000302)
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CE Broker #50-23449)
South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (CE Broker #50-23449)
You will learn the definition of telebehavioral health.
You will be introduced to legal issues, such as under which state you need to be licensed to practice telebehavioral health services, how to obtain proper informed consent, privacy issues, and confidentiality.
You will be introduced to the many clinical and ethical considerations of providing telebehavioral health services, such as provider competency, documentation/assessment/screening, obtaining control of your environments, and how to handle emergencies.
You will become aware of the technical considerations of providing telebehavioral health services, such as how to handle a disruption in internet connection, etc.
You will learn recent research findings about the efficacy of providing telebehavioral health services.
You will be expected to review all materials provided and pass the poset-test with a minimum of 70%, in order to receive your certificate of completion. You will also be required to complete a course evaluation. Once you have satisfactorily completed the post-test and submitted your evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you.