This course is also offered as part of the TeleMental Health & Digital Ethics Certificate Package
Telehealth is here to stay, and growing fast. In addition to the legal and ethical issues, psychotherapists, supervisors, teachers and trainers should also know how to acquire a feel for using such components as websites, videoconferencing and smartphones with their clients.
This introductory course will teach some of the effective components of teletherapy as well as techniques for some specific disorders. All articles are available as audios as well. The first article provides an overview of what psychotherapists, trainers, supervisors and professors should know about practicing teletherapy. The next section of 3 articles examines the applicability of teletherapy for emotional and experiential therapy, marriage and family therapy, and psychoanalysis. The final section of 6 articles presents some concrete ways to use teletherapy for financial issues, dementia and depression among the elderly, PTSD and alcoholism treatment. Additional resources and references are provided for further study, but they are not part of the course.
Disclaimer: This course is purely educational and does not intend to serve as a license (or permission) to mental health professionals to prescribe or practice any of the approaches discussed in this course unless they fall within the scope of practice of your profession. Check with your licensing board about the scope of practice of your profession to make sure you practice within that scope. It also does not serve as a permission to title yourself in any specific way.
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