Crossing Borders & Creating Connections Telemental Health Ethics On-Demand CE Course for Therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists

On-Demand: Crossing Borders & Creating Connection in Telemental Health: Ethical, Legal, & Clinical Best Practices - 3 CEUs

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  • CE Hours Included: 3 Ethics, Core, or Related (please see below for CE details)
  • Includes 3 TeleMental Health Hours addressing the ethics and the law and satisfies:
    • The training/renewal requirement for the ASPPB PSYPACT Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology
    • The Composite Board of Professional Counseling, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapists requirement for the state of Georgia
    • The Board of Behavioral Sciences requirement for California
    • Telemental Health requirements in other states
  • Format: On-Demand Webinar ("Asynchronous") ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. However, you are required to watch at least 90% of the videos to receive CEs. The PowerPoint handout will be displayed in the video along with the presenter, and there is also a separate document for printing as well as multiple other handouts and forms. There is a quiz at the end to ensure comprehension and is required by all CE approval organizations for On-Demand workshops.
  • Investment: $87 (provides lifetime access!)
    • To pay with PayPal, ACH transfer, or CashApp, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 404-913-2005. Otherwise, click below on "Enroll Now!"
  • Presented by: Becky Beaton-York, Ph.D.
  • Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Instruction Level: Intermediate
  • This workshop is not yet available; by pre-registering, you will receive immediate access when it becomes available in July.

Educational Objectives:

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Discuss best clinical practices and ways to accelerate rapport-building and connection with Polyvagal principles
  • Describe & experience Somatic interventions via Telemental Health
  • Provide updates around practicing across state lines and where to find state law to do so legally, including updates on PSYPACT, the Counseling Compact, the Social Worker's Compact, and where the MFTs are with this.
  • Explain NEW items to add to your Informed Consent around how you will be abiding by state laws and artificial intelligence disclosure
  • Identify several resources for international practice.
  • Review HIPAA-compatible platforms for video-conferencing, texting, emailing, cloud storage, etc.

Workshop Description:

In this unique telemental health workshop, we delve into the intricacies of modern clinical practices, focusing on clinical excellence and the legalities of practicing across state lines. We’ll discuss enhancing rapport-building and deepening connections by applying Polyvagal principles and Somatic experiences and applying exposure and response prevention interventions remotely. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the effectiveness of these interventions firsthand, especially those tailored to telemental health settings.

On the legal side, we'll provide the latest updates on inter-state practice, including detailed guidance on navigating state laws, spotlighting developments in PSYPACT, the Counseling Compact, the Social Worker's Compact, and the current status of Marriage and Family Therapists. The workshop will also introduce new essential items to include in your Informed Consent documents, ensuring compliance with state laws and transparent disclosure regarding the use of artificial intelligence in clinical settings. Furthermore, we'll identify valuable resources for practitioners considering international practice, broadening mental health professionals' horizons globally. Lastly, our review will cover HIPAA-compatible platforms, encompassing video-conferencing, texting, emailing, and cloud storage solutions, to maintain confidentiality and security in digital communications and record-keeping.

This workshop promises to equip mental health professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the evolving landscape of digital health practices.

Presented by: Becky Beaton-York, Ph.D.

Dr. Beaton-York has been practicing therapy since 1991. She has been on the Georgia Psychological Association's Ethics Committee since 2010 and Ethics Chair for eight of those years. She was also the Ethics Chair for the Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association of Georgia (LPCA-GA) for two years and has taught literally hundreds of ethics workshops since 2000. You may have seen her on one of the 60 episodes she filmed as the featured psychologist on TLC's "Hoarding: Buried Alive." She has also recently appeared on The Anderson Cooper Show, Good Morning America, and CNN Headline News. Dr. Beaton-York's primary passion is teaching and mentoring, which inspired her to start The Knowledge Tree. She has served as Adjunct Faculty at Georgia State University and now Emory's Department of Psychology. Dr. Beaton-York was voted Counselor Educator of the Year by LPCA-GA in 2005 and received their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.

What people are saying about Dr. Beaton-York's Ethics & TeleMental Health workshops:

  • "So good! Best, most informative ethics class I've done!" E.B.
  • "I was EXTREMELY impressed by Dr. Beaton. Her deep, extensive knowledge and outgoing and engaging personality made this workshop one of the BEST I've ever been to!" E.H.
  • "I love your personality! Your laugh is very contagious. You are able to present boring material in a very interesting and educational way!" P.T.
  • "Most important training I've had in years. Becky, as usual, was superior and enjoyable in her presentation." P.T.
  • “This was one of the best CEU presentations I’ve attended, thank you. The presenter was very knowledgeable regarding the subject matter and kept me engaged throughout the presentation.” MP, LCSW
  • “Fantastically not boring ethics seminar!” SF, LPC
  • “Becky magically transforms what could otherwise be dull but useful information into a creative, organized, and extremely informative experience. I love her workshops!” BD, LCSW
  • “One of the best CE courses I have attended; she was very knowledgeable and interactive with the attendees.” LV, LPC

3 Ethics, Core, or Related “Asynchronous” CE Clock Hours Included - Details by License Type Below:

  • PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Knowledge Tree is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Knowledge Tree maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more detailed information on the current CE ruling in Georgia, or if you are licensed in another state or country, please click here.
  • COUNSELORS: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. For more detailed information regarding CE approvals, please click here.
    • Counselors Licensed in Canada: This workshop is approved for 3 credit hours through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), event code: 64967606.

  • SOCIAL WORKERS: This workshop is approved for 3 Core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW), approval #030824. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
  • MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: Many states will accept APA and/or NBCC-approved continuing education hours for Marriage & Family Therapists, but please check your specific state’s rules & regulations. For Georgia-specific information regarding MFT approval, please go to our CE Information page by clicking here and scrolling down to the map of Georgia.

To view our various workshop policies, including our multi-workshop discount & refund policy, please click here.

We are an approved vendor for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for easy reimbursement of educational expenses for VA employees.

Neither the Knowledge Tree nor its speakers have received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.

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