Providing Telehealth Services > Introduction

Providing Telehealth Services

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW


Upon completion of this course the participant will receive 4 CE Credits/Contact Hours.


CALIFORNIA: This course meets the criteria and is accepted by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for continuing education hours for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, and Educational Psychologists. (See Nursing Approval below)

TEXAS: This course meets the criteria for acceptable continuing education as defined by the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers.

Note:  The CA BBS and TX Boards no longer directly approve providers of continuing education; however, this course meets their criteria for acceptable continuing education.


This course is accepted/approved by the following for continuing education credits/contact hours: 

The California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 14462

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) # 6412 
The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #50-14000 
The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals: CCAPP-IE Provider # 1N-16-256-0822

The California Associations of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) #Cp20 977 H 0422


It is the responsibility of the participant to check with their board regarding specific CE requirements.

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

1)  Discuss what Telehealth is and its history.
2)  Identify how to provide mental health and substance abuse services through telehealth systems.
3)  Identify the ethical principles of providing Telehealth services.
4)  Explain the Multi-Systems of Telehealth
5)  Recognize and navigate the challenges in Implementing Telehealth Services

Course Outline:

  • Chapter 1

    • Introduction

      • Telehealth

      • History of Telehealth

      • Levels
      • Restrictive

    • Multi-system Overview

      • History

      • Commonalities

      • Solution

      • Future

  • Chapter 2

    • Introduction
    • Vignette 1: Implementing a Web-Based Prevention, Outreach, and Early Intervention Program for Young Adults

      • Overview

      • Learning Objectives

      • Setting

      • John’s Story; Part 1: Providing Targeted Services

      • Part 2: Using screening tools to measure stress

      • Part 3: Using Web-based interventions to support addiction recovery

    • Vignette 2: Using Computerized Check-In and Monitoring in an Extended Recovery Program

      • Overview

      • Learning Objectives

      • Setting

      • Sondros’ Story; Part 1: Developing client and counselor collaboration to support recovery

      • Part 2: Service provider

      • Part 3: Maintaining the recovery connection after IOP completion

      • Part 4: Sondro graduates from the IOP

    • Vignette 3: Conducting a Telephone- and Videoconference-Based Pretreatment Group for Clients With Substance Use Disorders

      • Overview

      • Learning Objectives

      • Setting

      • Harry’s Story; Part 1: Meeting with a Supervisor

      • Part 2: The Group Meeting

      • Part 3: Supervision

      • Part 4: The second group meeting

    • Vignette 4: Incorporating TAC Into Behavioral Health Services for Clients Who Are Hearing Impaired

      • Overview

      • Learning Objectives

      • Setting

      • Maria’s Story; Part 1: Beginning to work with an interpreter

      • Part 2: First session with the client

      • Part 3: Maria meets with Mike to discuss treatment planning

      • Part 4: Working with the client to address frustrations

      • Part 5: Helping the client engage with community-based supports

    • Vignette 5: Using Smartphones To Support Recovery for Clients With CODs

      • Overview

      • Learning Objectives

      • Setting

      • Betty’s Story; Scene 1: Introducing treatment extenders to the client

      • Part 2: A session after the crisis

  • Chapter 3

    • Introduction
    • Acceptability Barriers

      • Lack of Privacy

        • Lack of culturally appropriate treatment

      • Addressing Acceptability Barriers

      • Availability Barriers

        • Lack of Services

        • Lack of Practitioners

        • Lower use of EBPs

      • Accessibility Barriers

      • Addressing Accessibility Barriers

    • Challenges to Implementing Telehealth Services

      • Challenges facing providers

      • Challenges facing rural clients

      • Challenges facing facilities

    • Conclusion

      • Next Steps

Providing Telehealth Services > Introduction
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