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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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.

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