TeleMental Health Professional Orientation

TeleMental Health is the use of electronic means or technology to provide medical and mental health services by any medical or mental health discipline. It is not a seperate medical or mental health services. It is simply a different means through which a practitioner can deliver services that have historically been delivered in person in the medical and mental health field. TeleMental Health is discipline neutral, meaning that all medical and mental health disciplines can use the technology modality to provide services.

The need for medical and mental health has dramatically increased and, with advances in technology and current health concerns, the use of client care at a distance has also increased. All age groups and all diagnoses have shown an increase in the need of treatment. With the increased use of TeleMental Health there is an increased need for education concerning legal considerations and compliance during a TeleMental Health appointment.

The research into TeleMental Health has consistently shown it to be an effective delivery system for medical and mental health services. Some studies have even found that TeleMental Health services may actually be preferable to in-person care in certain populations and situations. Children and adolescents and veterans in particular, seem to especially benefit from the use of TeleMental Health. TeleMental Health is NOT the be-all and end-all in the delivery of therapy. Nor is it for every client or every practitioner. Clearly, there are limitations. The limitations may be driven by a particular practitioner’s level of skill or confidence in treating certain cases online. This course is to provide education concerning TeleMental Health professional orientation.

This course brings attention to client treatment during distancing. The course is designed to provide education on professional orientation for practitioners who use TeleMental Health.
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Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish between various technological modalities.
  • Use TeleMental Health as part of an integrative approach.
  • Implement the disclosure process.
  • Use ethical guidelines with social media.
  • Apply ethical practices to manage practitioner values and biases.
  • Terminology relevant to TeleMental Health.
  • Differences between TeleMental Health and non TeleMental Health practices.
  • The public need for TeleMental Health.
  • The evolution of TeleMental Health.
  • The different settings for TeleMental Health practices.
  • The TeleMental Health disclosure process.
  • The ethical responsibility within the disclosure process.
  • The ethical responsibilities toward ongoing training, knowledge, and supervision.


Learning Outcomes Conditions:
Complete self-paced certification in its entirety.
Pass all quizzes and final with 80% or better.

Education Hours:
You will receive a completion certificate with 1.0 CE for this course with NBCC ACEP No. 7167 when all Learning Outcomes Conditions have been met

Approximate Learning Time: 1.0 hours