WRCAC Telemental Health Resource Center

Training 

Telemental Health Training Certificate (THTC) This website provides users with courses that go over what telemental health is, legal and ethical aspects of telemental health, emergency planning, HIPAA compliance, and screening and clinical skills for using videoconferencing. A Telemental Health Training Certificate will be presented at the completion of all courses. 

American Psychological Association Telepsychology Best Practice 101 Webinar Series  The Telepsychology Best Practices 101 training series is an introduction to the ins and outs of real-world telepsychology. Each 2-hour webinar details the competencies needed for telepractice, including critical ethical, legal, clinical, and technical issues, together with reimbursement strategies. The series discusses practical ways to leverage a variety of technologies with a focus on video conferencing. As an introduction to the field, this training series outlines a variety of routes to reach more people, to lower your overhead and to focus on the specialty area(s) that interest you most.

Telemental Health Certificate Program This course provided by Person Centered Tech covers standard telemental health competence like ethical issues, safety planning, using video equipment and HIPAA compliance. A certificate is presented after completion of courses: Practicing Via Telemental Health & Engaging in HIPAA Security and Digital Confidentiality. 

California Telehealth Resource Center The CTRC provides a list of telehealth training modules and courses that professionals across the country can use to implement, review or enhance their telehealth practice. 

Technology-Based Interventions: Exploring New Models of Care and Navigating New Ethical Dilemmas This online video through the Pacific Southwest ATTC includes a 2-part training on technology-based interventions related to substance use disorders and the ethical considerations for professionals using telehealth services. The PSATTC has also put together a 4-part video series related to digital recovery services for those with substance use disorders.

Relias Academy The Relias Academy provides a variety of training courses for telehealth and online counseling that users can browse to pick the best training option for their telemental health practice.

NCTRC Webinar – Creative Telehealth Training in an Academic Setting The University of Utah offers health sciences students a unique telehealth training experience combined with interprofessional education (IPE). Students from nursing, medicine, social work, etc. are first taught telehealth concepts and etiquette and IPE competencies. Simulated complex case studies over video then provide a safe environment for students to practice applying telehealth in an interprofessional setting. A partnership with Utah Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Scholars Program broadened the training so students from multiple universities and colleges across Utah train together.

Tele-Mental Health: The Clinicians Perspective Al Killen-Harvey and Chris Walsh (WRCAC) discuss issues clinicians need to consider when practicing tele-mental health, such as adapting a model to work remotely, clinical supervision, safety, ethics, and risk reduction.

An Interprofessional Framework for Telebehavioral Health Competencies  The use of interprofessional health profession education and training (IPE) has been repeatedly identified as a means for developing greater integration and more effective health care. This paper advocates for greater IPE for telebehavioral health care professionals during graduate school, supervised experience, and independent practice. The authors propose that this can be achieved by using the recently developed interprofessional telebehavioral (TBH) competencies as a framework to organize and provide TBH education and training. Major identified barriers to IPE for TBH include professional centrism, exclusive education and training experiences, and lack of experience and training in interdisciplinary TBH teams. Proposed alternatives to promote IPE TBH include increased collaboration in educational experiences across disciplines, use of inclusive TBH training models and rotations for skills and attitudes, development of IPE TBH teams with an emphasis on competencies, and linking TBH institutional infrastructure across organizations and professions.