Providing Telehealth Services > Introduction

Providing Telehealth Services

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW
4 CE Credits/Contact Hours
Price: $20


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Board and Agency Approvals, provider #1613, 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 as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: (12/15/20 to 12/15/21). Social Workers completing this course receive 4 continuing education credits.

CALIFORNIA: This program meets the requirements for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for 4 hours of CE Credit

TEXAS: This course meets the criteria for acceptable continuing education as defined by the Texas State Boards of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers for 4 hours of CE Credit.

This program is approved for 4 continuing education credits/contact hours by:

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 14462
  • The National Board for Certified Counselors # 6412
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #50-14000
  • The California Associations of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) #CP40 977 H 0425
  • The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals: CCAPP-IE Provider # 1N-16-256-0824

It is the responsibility of the participant to check with their board regarding specific CE requirements.


CE Course Description

While telehealth has existed for many years, it has largely not been utilized in the broader health and mental health communities. However, given the recent situation preventing us from being physically close, we must all adapt to be able to serve people in need. For us, this means a larger adoption of telehealth in order to be able to see patients. However, this raises many questions regarding the effectiveness and potential unseen barriers in this widespread adoption. This course addresses these issues and provides vignettes which help illustrate effective provision of telehealth services.

This course is an online, non-interactive, reading based, self-paced, and asynchronous course.

If you have questions about the course, require accessibility accommodations or need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (909) 628-4216.

CE Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss what Telehealth is and its history.
  • Identify how to provide mental health and substance abuse services through telehealth systems.
  • Identify the ethical principles of providing Telehealth services.
  • Explain the Multi-Systems of Telehealth
  • Recognize and navigate the challenges in Implementing Telehealth Services

CE Course Outline

Target Audiences: A Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Nurses
Content level: A Intermediate

  • Chapter 1:
    • Introduction
    • Multi-system Overview

  • Chapter 2:
    • Introduction
    • Vignette 1: Implementing a Web-Based Prevention, Outreach, and Early Intervention Program for Young Adults
    • Vignette 2: Using Computerized Check-In and Monitoring in an Extended Recovery Program
    • Vignette 3: Conducting a Telephone- and Videoconference-Based Pretreatment Group for Clients With Substance Use Disorders
    • Vignette 4: Incorporating TAC Into Behavioral Health Services for Clients Who Are Hearing Impaired
    • Vignette 5: Using Smartphones To Support Recovery for Clients With CODs

  • Chapter 3:
    • Introduction
    • Acceptability Barriers
    • Challenges to Implementing Telehealth Services
    • Conclusion

Course Development

Course topics are chosen based on various board requirements and professionals needs. Licensed professionals oversee, compile and develop course materials, posttest, and other course materials, determine the level of difficulty, and ensure course content is appropriate. The course developer bio is available here.

Course Created August 2020

Providing Telehealth Services > Introduction
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