Telebehavioral Health Certificate Program

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Certificate Overview

Telebehavioral health has exploded in the last year as we have adapted to a new normal. This online, self-paced certificate course will engage you, the behavioral health professional, in a focused telebehavioral health curriculum that reviews current evidence and best practices from highly regarded experts in the field through interactive content, video, and integrated case scenarios.

Special populations such as children and older adults will be addressed, as well as cultural competency. Content will be adaptive for disciplines within the behavioral health care team and include both acute and ambulatory perspectives.

Who should attend:

  • Training for individuals: Behavioral health professionals interested in or currently practicing telehealth including physicians, advanced practice providers, psychologists, nurses, counselors, clinicians, therapists, clinical social workers, resident physicians, and administration.
  • Training for groups: Health care organizations and educational institutions can train as a team and save.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites required.

If you are looking for foundational telehealth curriculum across a broad spectrum of service areas, consider taking ABT’s CORE Concepts in Telehealth Certificate Program first.

Course Directors:

  • Dr. Sy Atezaz Saeed, MD, MS, Brody School of Medicine & East Carolina University
  • Dr. Matthew Stanley, DO, Avera eCARE

Course Contributors: 

  • Gina Perez, MD, UPMC, Telepsychiatry
  • Lindsey Henderson, PysD, Amwell
  • Matt Mishkind, PhD, Helen and Arthur E Johnson Depression Center & University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Olivia C. Boyce, Array Behavioral Care
  • Seth Parsons, MD, Avera eCARE
  • Tania S. Malik, JD, Optum Health

Instructional Approach: 

  • Online, self-paced program offering flexibility to the learner
  • Interactive content including video and case scenarios
  • Integrated examples and useful resource documents
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Modules

The Excellence in Telehealth – Telebehavioral Health Certificate training is a self-guided program that will create a knowledge in specific telemedicine. Modules included within the program include:

  • Introduction to Telebehavioral Health
  • Technology, Implementation & Workflow
  • Telepresence
  • Legal, Regulatory & Ethical Considerations
  • Clinical Application
  • Clinical Documentation, EHR Integration & Reimbursement
  • Lifelong Learning and Professional Development in Telehealth

See Course Syllabus

Estimated completion time: 6 hours

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Continuing Education Credits

Disclosure of faculty financial affiliations:

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing as a Joint Accreditation Provider adhere to the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, released in December 2020, as well as Commonwealth of Virginia statutes, University of Virginia policies and procedures, and associated federal and private regulations and guidelines. As the accredited provider for this CE/IPCE activity, we are responsible for ensuring that healthcare professionals have access to professional development activities that are based on best practices and scientific integrity that ultimately supports the care of patients and the public.

All individuals involved in the development and delivery of content for an accredited CE/IPCE activity are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies occurring within the past 24 months (such as grants or research support, employee, consultant, stock holder, member of speakers bureau, etc.).  The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing employ appropriate mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts of interest and ensure the educational design reflects content validity, scientific rigor and balance for participants.  Questions about specific strategies can be directed to the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

The faculty, staff and planning committee engaged in the development of this CE/IPCE activity in the Joint Accreditation CE Office of the School of Medicine and School of Nursing have no financial affiliations to disclose.

Disclosure of discussion of non-FDA approved uses for pharmaceutical products and/or medical devices:

As a Joint Accreditation provider, the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing, requires that all faculty presenters identify and disclose any off-label or experimental uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products. It is recommended that each clinician fully review all the available data on new products or procedures prior to clinical use.

Disclosures:

Olivia C. Boyce has disclosed employment by and stock ownership of Array Behavioral Care

Matthew Stanley has disclosed employment by and stock ownership of CEGA Innovations.

Tania S. Malik has disclosed employment by and stock ownership of United Health Group

Kathleen Bunch Meneses, MS, Whitney Flanagan BAN, MBA, RN-BYC, Lindsay Henderson PsyD, Alix Jansma MHA, Kelly Rhone MD, Sy Saeed MD, Kristi Sidel, as members of the planning and content committees have not disclosed any financial relationships

Accreditation and Designation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Avera eCARE and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide
continuing education for the healthcare team.

IPCE Credit Designation Statement: 

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 6 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Contact Hours:

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing awards 6 contact hour(s) for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

AAPA:

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.

Enduring Materials– This activity is designated for 6 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until April 26th, 2023. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

ASWB:

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education.

MOC Self-assessment MOC II credit:

Successful completion of this activity, planned in accordance with the needed MOC requirements, enables the participant to earn MOC Part II Self-assessment points equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1TM claimed for the activity, through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) joint initiative to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Activities. The awarded transcript provides for both AMA PRA Category 1TM and MOC II Self-assessment credit for the following participating boards:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Note: It is the accredited provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC II Self-assessment credit for the above boards.  For learners wishing to receive credit through a Member Board not included above, please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.

This course content was reviewed on 04/26/2021.

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