Teletherapy and the Pandemic of the Coronavirus

3 CEU Hours - This course is a must-read for every therapist who is wondering how best to handle the delicate issues of psychotherapy and telehealth during the current pandemic or any time. You'll get handy forms, comparison charts, and real-life examples that will make you both cringe and chuckle, while satisfying your Ethics/Teletherapy requirements.

$29.95

Written by former lawyer and judge Matt McMillan and his psychotherapist wife Susan McMillan, this 3- hour course is a must-read for every therapist who is wondering how best to handle the delicate issues of psychotherapy and telehealth during the current pandemic or any time.  How, when and why should you transition to teletherapy, and what are the implications for the therapeutic relationship?  Does teletherapy work as well as in-person therapy and if so, for which disorders?  What does it mean to be HIPAA compliant during COVID-19? What special forms do I need?  Has the government made any special exceptions to the therapy rules for the pandemic?

Description

Written by former lawyer and judge Matt McMillan and his psychotherapist wife Susan McMillan, this 3- hour course is a must-read for every therapist who is wondering how best to handle the delicate issues of psychotherapy and telehealth during the current pandemic or any time.  How, when and why should you transition to teletherapy, and what are the implications for the therapeutic relationship?  Does teletherapy work as well as in-person therapy and if so, for which disorders?  What does it mean to be HIPAA compliant during COVID-19? What special forms do I need?  Has the government made any special exceptions to the therapy rules for the pandemic?

This course answers all these questions and more.  You even get a collection of sample forms including a business association agreement, a teletherapy informed consent, and a comprehensive teletherapy checklist.  Plus you get a handy comparison chart of the different telehealth platforms with their respective prices.   This course is simply packed full of important legal, ethical, and practical information, with the typical personal touch and occasional humor you’ve come to expect from Matt and Susan McMillan.

Option to download course will expire 6 months after date of purchase.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand some of the unique problems presented for psychotherapy by the current pandemic that the therapist is likely to encounter
  • Understand and operate within the Florida laws and rules as they pertain to telehealth in Florida
  • Understand and Operate within the federal HIPAA guidelines or teletherapy
  • Be aware of the special notification issued by the federal government concerning the relaxation of certain HIPAA compliance rules in order to facilitate telehealth.
  • Identify the Advantages and Disadvantages of Teletherapy
  • Be familiar with boundary issues teletherapy presents
  • Be familiar with the research as to the effectiveness of teletherapy versus traditional therapy
  • Have at your disposal checklist to ensure you are employing best practices for Telehealth
  • Have at your disposal a Teletherapy Informed Consent Form
  • Have at your disposal a Teletherapy Business Association Agreement

Student Reviews

“I am grateful that you offered this. My favorite part was the helpful humor, the Teletherapy checklist, and the form for informed consent. ”

-Mary Ann Holtz, LMHC, St. Petersburg, FL 5-1-20


“The pandemic has caused teletherapy to become a vital part of my practice. I went from utilizing it 10 percent of the time, to utilizing it with 100 percent of my clients. As always your humor helps get the point across.”

-Bradley S, Broward County, FL 5-1-20


“It was laid out beautifully and covered all the important points.  Very easy to navigate the test, exam, and website.”

-Kathryn Feit, LCSW, Broward County, FL  5-5-20


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