Introduction to Telehealth 3 NBCC Hours
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Video published on YouTube by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Telebehavioral Health - What Every Provider Needs to Know.

Shayna Rayman, J.D., LMHC, LCPC, NCC

Course Description

The subject matter in this course is "directly and primarily related to" the NBCC Content Area, Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship which has been specified by the NBCC Continuing Education Provider Policy as acceptable content to qualify for NBCC continuing education credit.  This course is approved for ACEP home study and offers 3 CE Hours.


This course is comprised of two parts.  The first part is a PDF which includes a review of the research about basic concepts related to telehealth.  It explains the evolution of telehealth and defines some key terms.  It also introduces various laws impacting the practice of telehealth services and highlights the relevant ethical standards for mental health/marriage and family therapists/counselors engaged in the practice of telehealth. 


The second part of 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.  This course satisfies state Boards’ requirements for CEs related to ethics and telehealth.  

Learning Objectives
  • You will learn the definition of telehealth.

  • You will learn about government programs which funded and helped the evolution of telehealth resource centers.

  • 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 learn about laws which are related to the practice of telehealth, such as HIPPA, Medicare, Medicaid.

  • 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 learn the ethical standards related to the practice of telehealth to which counselors and marriage and family therapists must adhere.

  • You will learn about the benefits and limitations of telehealth.

  • 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.

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