Telehealth Training for Professionals
Telehealth is the provision of healthcare services by means of telecommunications technology and digital information. Multiple no-cost trainings and resources are available for behavioral health providers who practice or would like to practice telehealth with their clients.
This interactive one-hour module includes information on telehealth evolution, its current use, behavioral telehealth service delivery, telehealth etiquette, best practices, and basic skills necessary to navigate a telehealth platform. (Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska)
This online resource hub contains links to videos, resources, courses and downloadable PDFs for mental health providers navigating practice changes amidst COVID-19. (COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub)
Visit MHTTCN to learn about upcoming telehealth webinars and find resources on best practices for telemental health. (Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network)
This handout includes some tips for behavioral health providers to consider when conducting synchronous telehealth visits. (AIMS Center)
Visit APA to learn more about best practices and guidance from HHS and the FDA regarding telehealth and psychiatry. (American Psychiatric Association)
Visit the CDC for information on telehealth modalities, benefits of telehealth, telehealth reimbursement, and limitations of telehealth. (Centers for Disease Control)
Visit FEMA for best practices related to crisis intervention and the use of outpatient counseling during COVID-19. (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Visit NRTRC to gain access to 11 video webinars discussing the best use of video conferencing as well as professional and clinical considerations for telehealth. (Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center)
This resource guide includes links to information on technology issues, COVID-19 related policy updates, practice issues, practice resources, and resources for clients affected by COVID-19. (University of the Redlands)
This webinar is free with the coupon code “COVID”. This webinar includes information on evidence-based practices for telehealth, legal and ethical concerns, key issues related to the use of technology, and HIPPA considerations. This webinar is specifically designed to assist practitioners transitioning to telehealth amidst the COVID-19 precautions related to social distancing. (Telebehavioral Health Institute)
This online guide assists practitioners with telehealth ethical considerations including HIPPA and other privacy practices. Included at this link is a list of HIPPA compliant telehealth platforms. (CAMFT)
Free Practice Resources to Enable Quick Telehealth Adoption during COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures
This website offers free samples of telemental health services informed consent forms and telemental health practice checklists in light of the COVID-19 social distancing precautions. (Person Centered Tech)
For more information regarding telehealth and the training modules listed here, contact Dr. Susan Reay (email@example.com).