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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain the interjurisdictional and risk management issues to be considered in providing tele-mental health.
-Explain what are examples of issues to be considered regarding: the mix of cross-cultural interactions and technology which can create a risk for misunderstanding and miscommunication between mental health care providers and the client with whom they work.
-Explain what do AMA and APA guidelines recommend you consider before using online information about a client. (For example social networking page and concern for well-being regarding - suicidal ideation, signs of distress, bullying, etc.)
-Explain an exercise you might do to overcome your “performing” anxiety and coming crossed as unemotional and flat during the TMH session.
-Explain the common ethical considerations that occurs in an attempt to balance benefits and non-malfeasance.
-In general, explain how is TMH received by the following populations: veterans; adolescents; Caucasians; Asians; and Native Americans.
-Explain what do HIPPA Privacy rules consider proper education of patients about their rights.
-Name some themes that can arise during a TMH session from the point of view of the counselor’s experience and the client’s experience.
-Explain what do studies suggest when TMH CBT is compared to face-to-face CBT in treating depression and anxiety.
-Name some differences between TMH and in person counseling.
-Explain what points might be covered in an explanation of the technical side of the TMH session.
-Name some questions to consider regarding “friending” a client.
-Name an advantage of providing tele-mental health two the client in his or her home.
-Explain what are potentially unique concerns an adolescent may have regarding the TMH session.
-Issues to consider for liability risk management center around an understanding of the legal definition of what constitutes malpractice. Explain the generally accepted elements of negligence as to what courts consider in malpractice actions.
-Explain the steps need to be part of your TMH Emergency Management Plan.
-In face-to-face therapy access to client’s significant others can be difficult. Explain why is your client’s culture relative to collectivism or individualist especially important in TMH, located in the clients’ in-home setting.
-For children or adolescents eye contact is an important developmental consideration, especially when assessing anxiety, depression psychosis, autism spectrum disorders, and attachment disorders. A camera mounted above the monitor will cause the child to appear to be looking downward perhaps suggesting depression or anxiety. Conversely a camera placed below the monitor will make the child appear to be looking upward conveying the possibility of autism spectrum disorder these views might falsely confess their difficulties in relatedness and rapport building. Explain the solution.
-Name some strategies for building bridges over cultural differences.
-When considering the use of email or other forms of electronic communication with patients, establish written policies addressing not only the specific uses of email and social media that will be acceptable (E. G., Scheduling, therapeutic issues), explain what else should be considered.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."