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NAADAC Approves Addiction Professional CE Hours Nationwide for TeleMental Health Online Courses

08-17-2016 03:38 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: TeleMental Health Institute Inc.

17 August 2016, San Diego, CA The Telemental Health Institute (TMHI) is pleased to announce it has met all requirements set forth by the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) for Continuing Education (CE) hours. This approval offers professional training that meets licensure requirements for the profession. Addiction professionals will now be able to submit TMHI’s courses and webinars to their licensing board as proof of CEs required for licensure renewal. This approval from NAADAC distinguishes TMHI as fully credentialed to offer courses that have met the high standards set by NAADAC.

This large group of professionals can enjoy the many benefits of learning and networking through TMHI, an online learning institute devoted to the education and training of professionals wishing to develop the legal, ethical and clinical skills related to working with technology in telemental health. NAADAC’s national approval will be added to approvals from American Medical Association (AMA), American Psychological Association (APA), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) earned since TMHI’s launch in 2009.

The NAADAC approval reads:

“TeleMental Health Institute, Inc., Provider #159459, is officially an Approved Education Provider for substance use providers by National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) www.naadac.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NAADAC Approval Period: August 5, 2016 – August 5, 2017. Substance use professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program.”

Marlene M. Maheu PhD, the founder of TMHI and a pioneer in the field of telemental health, said, "Now addiction professionals can enjoy the TMHI training experiences, knowing that each of the courses will count toward their licensure renewal." Dr. Maheu added, "It was an absolute pleasure to work with the NAADAC staff to obtain the approval as an ACE provider. We look forward to spreading the good news about risk management when engaged in telemental health or using other technologies.”

The TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. is specialized in behavioral telehealth consultation, training and staffing. It is dedicated to providing support for planning, launching and thriving with telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, and behavioral telehealth and mhealth. TMHI’s team of experienced consultants is available to assist with planning, reimbursement, technology choices, legal and ethical risk management and staff development/placement. TMHI also consults with start-up technology companies seeking to develop new verticals in the behavioral health space. For more information visit: http://www.telehealth.org

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families, and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support. NAADAC’s address is 44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301 Alexandria, VA 22314 to contact: email naadac@naadac.org or call 703-741-7686 or 800-548-0497

For TMHI’s full CE statements please visit: http://telehealth.org/ces-cmes/ or send inquires to contact@telehealth.org

The TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. is specialized in behavioral telehealth consultation, training and staffing. It is dedicated to providing support for planning, launching and thriving with telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, and behavioral telehealth and mhealth.

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