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Telemental Health 2017

2017 Certification Course for TeleMental Health

Raymond Barrett, LPC, LMHC, M.Div., DCC

Date:  3/18/17

Time: 8AM – 5PM

Location: Lenoir-Rhyne University: Belk Centrum, 625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601

CE hours: 7.5 Ethics

Cost: $197

LPCANC Active Member’s Exclusive $40 off Discount Code:  contact for the code

CE provider: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC

Cost for optional Beyond Essentials course to complete the DCC training online: $197

Cost for the optional DCC application $100

(In order to apply for the DCC the Beyond Essentials Course must be purchased by March 31st 2017, and completed by June 30th 2017)

We hope you are able to join us. However, if you can not make the live course you can take it online.


The TeleMental Health Counseling Essentials and Ethics course covers 7.5 ethics CE hours, including all of the essential competencies of using technology in practice.  Participants who take this training will also have the option to complete a certification course in distance counseling by taking another 7.5 hour training online.

The Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) credential is likely the most recognized credential in telemental health, and is provided by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), an affiliate of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). Twenty years ago, the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) created the first official guidelines on distance counseling.  The DCC was created to provide a way to identify clinicians who are qualified telemental health providers.

To register visit: , or call Raymond Barrett, LMHC, LPC, DCC at 678-723-8077

About the Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC:

The Telehealth Certification Institute has trained well over a thousand clinicians since August of 2014 in telemental health counseling, and their alumni have not only provided top scores on their course evaluations, but have shared how they felt confident and empowered to implement what they have learned.  Participants appreciate that their training is practical, experiential, and provides sample clinical forms.  When providing on-site training events, they have the opportunity to address any site-specific telemental health service questions.

Most recently the Telehealth Certification Institute was the presenter on telemental health at the American Mental Health Counseling Association's annual 2016 convention, and presented the full DCC course at the LPCA North Carolina Chapter's annual 2016 convention.

Course Objectives for the live event on 3/18/17:

● Describe what telemental health counseling is. List learning needs and goals, and how to collaborate with the other participants.

● Discus the need for TMHC, how it has benefited those in need of services, the supply and demand for mental health services, how TMHC relates to the changes in healthcare, the uses of TMH services.

● Discus the benefits of TMHC to organizations, communities, individuals, and practitioners.  Understand the potential drawbacks of TMHC and possible ways to mitigate or avoid the drawbacks.

● Summarize who is covered by HIPAA, why HIPAA is important and how it is useful, what is required by HIPAA, how to become compliant with HIPAA, and how to use HIPAA as a great resource in upholding confidentiality.  

● Explain the purpose of, and how to create, a risk management program. Secure clients PHI, and apply a sample.

● Inform clients of risks to PHI and how to secure their own PHI. 

● Explain the legal aspects of TMHC, including the definition of one's professional license, scope of practice, telemental health rules, and practicing across state lines.

● Apply one's professional code of ethics in relation to TMHC, in addition to other behavioral health profession's codes of ethics.

● Utilize a TMHC consent to treatment form, and list what ethically should be included in it.

● Analyze how to choose technology for practice management, texting, email, video conferencing, faxing, and other aspects of TMHC.

● Establish with the client an emergency management plan for each session, list what information is required, respond to emergencies, and document an emergency management plan.

● Assess if a prospective or current client is a fit for TMHC, and to document it.

● Explain how to provide TMHC via video conferencing in an ethical manner. 

● Use an electronic practice management program, and assess for, and manage, security issues.

About the presenter:

Raymond Barrett, LPC, LMHC, M.Div., DCC

Ray is the founder of the Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC.  He is an expert practitioner and educator of telemental health services.  Ray has extensively provided telemental health counseling services in private practice, for facilities, and for an EAP program.  He shares his expertise through his top-rated courses and by providing consultation.  Ray asks the tough questions and discovers the solutions.  Trainees find Ray to be very approachable, available, and knowledgeable.  Most recently Ray was the presenter on telemental health at the American Mental Health Counseling Association's annual 2016 convention, and presented a full credentialing course at the LPCA North Carolina Chapter's annual 2016 convention.  

CE hours for the live event on 3/18/17:  This Course entails 7.5 Ethics CE hours.


Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 7.5 contact hours. 

Social Workers:

The Telemental Health Counseling Essentials training is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886674182-0) for 7.5 Social Work Ethics continuing contact hours.  

Marriage and Family Therapists:

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 7.5 contact hours.

Other Professionals: 

This activity qualifies for 450 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

CCE Approved Training Provider.

What participants are saying about training with the Telehealth Certification Institute:


We consistently receive top scores and numerous outstanding comments by participants!

“It was a lot of fun and professionally done! I received a lot of information on how I can make more money as a therapist that I can take back to my company. It is a great course!”  Jan Held, CTHC, LPC

“I am glad I took the training. The information is worth every penny, just because it keeps us informed. It provides a good self-check. It has helped me notice some of my outdated practices that could compromise my clients' information and my own. And hats off to Ray for not only vigilantly researching ever changing laws and seeking out the best services. But for being responsive to questions and emails long after the training ends.”  Laura (Pagano) Temin, LMFT, LPC, DCC, BCC, CGA.


Please feel free to contact the Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC should you have any questions.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC
Raymond Barrett, LPC, Owner



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