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.
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.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (31 Match)
American Nurses Credentialing Center
American Psychological Association
California Board of Registered Nursing
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor
National Board for Certified Counselors
Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Ohio Professional Counselor Board
Ohio Social Worker Board
Texas State Board of Professional Counselors
Connecticut Certification Board
Florida Board of Nursing
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
Association of Social Work Boards
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.
New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit
Georgia Board of Nursing
Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor
New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)
New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Medicine
Florida Physician Assistants
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing
South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners
New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Terminology and Rationale for Telehealth
Section 3: Assessing Your Readiness
Section 4: Essential Implementation Requirements
Section 5: Conclusion
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