Telemental Health: The Basics


Intermediate  |  Mental Health Literacy
1.00 CE Credits  |  1 Hr.
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About the Course


Telemental Health: The Basics was created specifically for clinicians who are looking to provide long-distance mental health care through the use of technology. This course will dive into the basics of telemental health care, describing what this modality means and providing helpful tips for practicing effective therapy through the phone or computer. Also discussed are the legal and ethical considerations involved in telemental health care. This course is an incredibly practical and thorough introduction to the increasingly effective practice of long-distance therapy. 

Estimated Course Length: 1 hr.

Target Audience: Licensed mental health practitioners

Level of Instruction: Introductory

Prerequisite: None

Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks

Accessibility Accommodations: Closed captioning of all audio and video components

After completing this course, you will be able to describe and employ the following:

  1. Define telemental health.

  2. Summarize the benefits of telemental health.

  3. Explain the logistical requirements needed to ensure telemental health delivery is successful.

  4. Utilize practical strategies to translate the practice of in-person talk therapy into therapeutic work that is done remotely. 

Course Activities for CE Credits: ≥ 1 hr. 10 min

  • Pre-Course Assessment (7 minutes)

  • Introduction (6+ minutes)

  • Chapter 1: What is Telemental Health? (2+ minutes)

  • Chapter 2: What are the Benefits of Telemental Health? (4+ minutes)

  • Chapter 3: How Does Telemental Health Work? (9+ minutes)

  • Chapter 4: Know the Regulations When Using Telemental Health (9+ minutes)

  • Chapter 5: How to Utilize Telemental Health in Your Practice (10+ minutes)

  • Chapter 6: How to Practice Self Care as a Provider (2+ minutes)

  • Key Points & Summary (~1 minute)

  • COVID-19 (9+ minutes)

  • About the Authors (4+ minutes)

  • Post-Course Assessment (7 minutes)

Course Activities Not for CE Credits: ≥ 1 hr. 10 min

  • Participant Evaluation (5-10 minutes)

  • (OPTIONAL) Supplementary Videos for Learner and Learner’s Clients

  • (OPTIONAL) Written assignment to earn Psych Hub Certification

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