Telehealth and COVID-19: Staying Compliant When Your Therapy Office Is Your Home

Presented by Tiffany Chhuom, MPH, MSW on 04-15-2020 at 9 a.m. Pacific to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

The COVID-19 pandemic and response has prompted industry-wide increases in teletherapy services to maintain safety and meet the needs of clients. Many mental health clinicians are significantly expanding their telehealth practice (including working from home) and/or offering telehealth sessions for the first time. Attend this 2-hour continuing education webinar to understand how to provide continued care amid the COVID-19 pandemic or other extenuating circumstances that may arise. Utilizing the right devices, policies, and practices for teletherapy services, you can limit risk and maintain ethical practice when providing remote services, even from your home office.

Why mental health providers should attend:

  • During the pandemic, are you working from home in contrast to a traditional office?
  • Are you able to access the same technology/software at home that you had in your office?
  • Is this your first time trying out phone and video therapy?

If you are a mental health clinician trying to navigate these changes alone during COVID-19, you may be feeling overwhelmed. In this webinar, Tiffany Chhuom, MPH will cover solutions to help you confidently maintain confidentiality and assure you that you are not alone. Mrs. Chhuom will also answer participant questions during the live webinar's question-and-answer periods. 

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Discuss the new federal guidelines (from March 2020) for phone and video therapy.
  2. List steps to prepare therapy clients for the day-to-day challenges that may come with remote treatment.
  3. Identify specific criteria to choose the right software for electronic communication, with coworkers and with clients.
  4. Establish a security protocol to ensure security safeguards of client information while working from home.
  5. Describe essential topics clinicians will need to add to client consent forms for teletherapy.
  6. Outline a HIPAA-required policy for the addition of teletherapy in one's practice.

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: The information provided in this webinar is for educational purposes only and does not serve as a substitute for formal ethics, clinical or legal consultation or legal representation. Any information provided here is based on the information available and reviewed by the trainer at the day and time of the webinar recording. Sources of information, including laws, regulations, and guidance are also subject to change at any time. Technology tools discussed for the use of telehealth practice often change and may not be considered in accordance.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: None.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety. To receive CE credit hours for an archived recording, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events are generally considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

GoodTherapy is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services.

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GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, 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 as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/30/2019 – 3/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

GoodTherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395. GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

To receive CE credit hours for an archived event, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 12 or 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events generally are considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

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Meet the Presenter

Tiffany Chhuom, MPH, MSW

Tiffany Chhuom, MPH, MSW

Tiffany Chhuom is the owner of EthTech, a healthcare consulting and training firm for the Digital Era. She is also the owner of Lucy in the Sky Therapy, an online private practice for neurodiverse adults.

Mrs. Chhuom has almost 20 years of experience in healthcare and holds four degrees in four disciplines from the University of Washington. Her work produced notable achievements in policy, research, practice, and administration across the psycholoy, public health, social work, child welfare, and criminal justice sectors. She has led large projects across the country in behavioral and medical research while also fine tuning her craft as a trauma and addiction therapist.

Mrs. Chhuom is a long-time mentor and applauded speaker, creating new opportunities to advance course offerings and continuing education on telehealth ethics and digital marketing for providers and healthcare partners.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Logo This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, 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 as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
  • Person Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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