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TeleMental Health Institute Forms Strategic Alliance with American Mental Health Counselors Association to Train Mental Health Counselors in Distance Counseling

06-13-2016 05:47 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: TeleMental Health Institute Inc.

11 June 2016, San Diego, CA The TeleMental Health Institute (TMHI) is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA). By combining AMCHA’s expertise in offering advocacy, collaboration, and continuing education in the field of mental health counseling with professional training from TMHI, AMHCA is bringing the best of all worlds to providers who want to leverage the power of technology to expand their services while assuring best practices.

Through an affiliation with TMHI, AMCHA is encouraging its members to obtain professional training from the industry’s leader, and doing its part to curb the irresponsible practices by professionals who might not be aware of professional and ethical guidelines to providing distance counseling.

Dr. Marlene Maheu, the founder of TMHI and a pioneer in the field of telemental health, said, "We are particularly delighted to have partnered with AMCHA to bring eLearning training courses to its membership. We have respected AMCHA’s pioneering work for decades, and look forward to helping them transition mental health counselors seeking to deliver distance services based on best practices.” Dr. Maheu continued, we plan to be exhibiting at the AMCHA annual meeting this next July 14-16 in New Orleans,and hope that counselors join us there!”

The TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. is the world’s first, largest and most rigorous online telemental health training, consulting and staffing institute. It is devoted exclusively to addressing the emerging opportunities and challenges of telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, speech therapy and other behavioral specialties. TMHI offers convenient 24/7 internet access to 100% online courses for continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) credit for these professionals with two types of Certificate Training Programs​​. Topics covered by TMHI professional training include risk management and best practices of behavioral telehealth (i.e., legal, ethical, practical or technical issues of video, telephone, email, or text-messaging; choosing apps and other technologies). In addition to professional training, TMHI provides consultation and staffing for:
Medical groups seeking to expand into behavioral telehealth
Community mental health centers, addiction treatment facilities, federally qualified behavioral centers, residential treatment facilities and specialty agencies looking to serve more patients
Research projects needing telemental health program design, standardized protocols and clinical staff training
Small group and independent practitioners looking to grow practices, reduce operational costs or re-locate to other states
Technology companies searching for patient engagement, other behavioral interventions and viable partners
For more Information about TMHI, send a note to contact@telehealth.org.

The American Mental Health Counselors Association has a mission targeting the enhancement of the professions of clinical mental health counseling through advocacy, education and collaboration, AMHCA’s partnership with TMHI will offer an even broader knowledge base for it’s members. Contact info: wmeyerhoeffer@amhca.org

The TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. is the world’s first, largest and most rigorous online telemental health training, consulting and staffing institute.

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