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Course Overview

This course aims to teach you how to build a telehealth program. Telehealth is designed to enable everyone to have access to healthcare, using information technology to enable healthcare when distance separates two or more people. In this course, you will learn how to determine your readiness to begin a telebehavioral program and the steps needed to get started. Readiness includes assessing interest in using the technology, support from leadership, mentorship for guidance through the process, and considerations about laws, regulations, licensing, and liability. To get started, you will learn the keys for establishing a telehealth team, the importance of planning, securing buy-in from stakeholders and funding for the program, selecting and training staff, building partnerships, and engaging patients.

Information and vignettes will be blended to offer practical strategies that you can apply in your own setting to use telehealth for adults with behavioral health issues. You will learn how to assess whether you and your colleagues are ready for a telehealth program, and you will learn about providing the appropriate setting for telehealth. You will also consider cultural issues related to telehealth, and you will learn about resources to help you as you are getting started.

About the Course Author

Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.

In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.

Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Steven R. Thorp, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in assessment, psychotherapy, posttraumatic stress disorder, and the use of technologies to assess and treat behavioral health disorders. He is a clinician and university professor. His treatment specialty is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including the third-wave CBTs such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Thorp has treated clients with DBT for 25 years, and he has taught hundreds of clinicians and trainees how to conduct the treatment. He held leadership roles in VA hospital settings for 15 years and has taught undergraduate and graduate students at several universities. He was the Principal Investigator on several large grants for randomized controlled psychotherapy trials, and he has published more than 70 research papers. He has presented scientific papers at the ABCT and ISITDBT annual conferences. Many of his publications and scholarly presentations are about DBT, mindfulness, and related topics. Steven R. Thorp, Ph.D., ABPP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (31 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • American Psychological Association

    1.00HOURS

    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.00HOURS



    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours
  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    1.00HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 CEBroker Provider 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.00HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.00HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.00HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.0 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    N/A
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.00HOURS

    N/A
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.00HOURS

    N/A
  • American Psychological Association

    1.00HOURS

    N/A
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

    1.00HOURS

    N/A


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