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Ethics and Professionalism in Telemental Health: Next Level Accountability
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ethics and Professionalism in Telemental Health: Next Level Accountability

The practice of telemental health is rapidly growing. As its popularity and availability increase, the expectations for its practice grow with it. Traditional standards of practice were established around the in-person therapy model. Now that telemental health has arrived, adherence to those standards and practices is being challenged and redefined. Regardless of the mode of service delivery, one thing remains constant: adherence to ethical practices and professionalism remain the same....


The 5 Big Benefits of Telemental Health
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The 5 Big Benefits of Telemental Health

There’s no question, telemental health is changing the way mental health services are delivered. Research has consistently proven its effectiveness in treating a vast array of mental health disorders with a variety of populations. But so have face-to-face mental health services. Telemental health offers a number of advantages that traditional, in-person therapy delivery may not. And, these advantages can benefit both the client and the clinician....


Crunched for Time? Try Concurrent Documentation
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Crunched for Time? Try Concurrent Documentation

Concurrent Documentation in private practice for mental health providers, speech therapists and occupational therapists....


Is Telemental Health Effective – How Does It Measure Up?
  • Thursday, January 3, 2019

Is Telemental Health Effective – How Does It Measure Up?

It seems like all of a sudden, you’re seeing and hearing more and more about telemental health. Your colleagues are getting trained and embracing the new technology. You’re still on the fence. You’re not alone....


Fitting Telemental Health into Your Practice
  • Thursday, January 3, 2019

Fitting Telemental Health into Your Practice

So, now you know what telehealth, and more specifically, telemental health, is. The question now is, how can you use it in your practice? ...


Telemental Health – What’s All the Buzz About?
  • Monday, December 10, 2018

Telemental Health – What’s All the Buzz About?

You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately about telehealth or telemental health. You might be a little put off by the idea of virtual service delivery. You might even be a little curious. So, what is all the buzz about?...


Adapting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Teletherapy
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Adapting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Teletherapy

Many clients with psychological or behavioral health issues also have concurrent comorbid medical conditions that prevent in-person therapy services. Today, teletherapy approaches can be used to help any client, anywhere, no matter what barriers might otherwise be present. Therapists and counselors are learning new ways to adapt old methods to the teletherapy approach. If your favored modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you will be happy to know that it can be easily adapted to teletherapy....


How to Build the Therapeutic Relationship in the Teletherapy Modality
  • Monday, April 2, 2018

How to Build the Therapeutic Relationship in the Teletherapy Modality

Research shows the therapeutic relationship is essential for successful client outcomes in therapy. It helps to retain clients in the setting, adds to their motivation, promotes their disclosures, and allows for a safe space to do the therapy work. In the traditional, face-to-face model of counseling, the therapeutic alliance is built in small and larger ways through multiple components of the therapeutic process. ...


Teaching Aids for Teletherapy
  • Monday, February 19, 2018

Teaching Aids for Teletherapy

In a traditional setting, a therapist has access to a variety of teaching aids, or tools, to use when working with clients. But what about when working with clients in a virtual environment? When thinking about conducting therapy online, you may find that current capabilities go far beyond video conferencing alone. You can have access to many of the same tools that you have access to in the office, just in a different format. But what types of tools are we talking about?...


What Color is Your Wallpaper? Why It Matters
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018

What Color is Your Wallpaper? Why It Matters

Before you book that first client, there’s one more thing to consider: your therapeutic environment. When you open that video connection, what will your client see? And hear? Who and what is around you? These things are critical not only to a pleasant experience for your client but to the very nature of the therapist-client relationship. ...


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  • Ethics and Professionalism in Telemental Health: Next Level Accountability

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    The practice of telemental health is rapidly growing. As its popularity and availability increase, the expectations for its practice grow with it. Traditional standards of practice were established around the in-person therapy model. Now that telemental health has arrived, adherence to those standards and practices is being challenged and redefined. Regardless of the mode of service delivery, one thing remains constant: adherence to ethical practices and professionalism remain the same.

  • The 5 Big Benefits of Telemental Health

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    There’s no question, telemental health is changing the way mental health services are delivered. Research has consistently proven its effectiveness in treating a vast array of mental health disorders with a variety of populations. But so have face-to-face mental health services. Telemental health offers a number of advantages that traditional, in-person therapy delivery may not. And, these advantages can benefit both the client and the clinician.

  • Crunched for Time? Try Concurrent Documentation

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Concurrent Documentation in private practice for mental health providers, speech therapists and occupational therapists.

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