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Online Therapy and Telemental Health Job Opportunities: Getting Started

01-11-2017 02:00 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: TeleMental Health Institute Inc.

9 January 2017, San Diego, CA - Many clinicians are intrigued by the possibility of leveraging the power of the Internet to work from home, have more flexible work hours and see more clients in their speciality niche. To shed light on both the pros and cons of a variety of employment opportunities for clinicians, internationally recognized telehealth expert, Marlene Maheu, Ph.D., is scheduled to present a 1-hour webinar titled, “How to Get Started with Online Therapy and Telemental Health Job Opportunities.” The webinar will broadcast Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific.

Many clinicians are intrigued by the possibility of leveraging the power of the Internet to work from home, have more flexible work hours and see more clients in their speciality niche. Professional associations have approved telemental health related standards and guidelines — insurers are reimbursing and many health plans are also hiring. However, the average clinician is unsure of his or her options, or who has their best interests as practitioners at heart. Dr. Maheu explains, “With the plethora of legal and ethical issues that are involved for independent practitioners, the idea of working for an online employer is appealing. On the other hand, the unprofessional approach that many online employers have taken to abdicate responsibilities for mental health patients has given many seasoned professionals reason to be cautious.”

Dr. Maheu further commented, “Many online startups have placed clinical liabilities squarely on the shoulders of the licensed professionals, many of whom do not understand the contracts they sign -- or the associated risks they incur when offering services through these groups online.” They often limit the professional’s ability to follow state and federal laws, and give the practitioner a false sense of security.”

Dr. Maheu will point telehealth professionals in the direction of a number of viable online therapy and telemental health counseling jobs that offer the best growth opportunities for 2017. She will:
describe how the clinician can easily manage their risk
obtain the proper guidance to proceed competently and confidently, and
share a roadmap for behavioral health professionals of all types to enjoy the freedoms offered by technology to practice from anywhere they choose.

Event Details
Where: 100% Online
When: January 18, 2017 (Also fully recorded and available 24/7 after the event for your convenience.
What: Live & recorded event includes event access, presentation slides, and handout
Cost: FREE (upgrade to 1-CE Hour for $35 if desired)
Register: http://telehealth.org/webinar/online-therapy-telemental-health-job-opportunities/

The TeleMental Health Institute’s faculty have been pioneering telemental health training for over twenty years. Dr. Marlene Maheu, its founder, has written four textbooks in telemental health and is recognized as one of the leading experts in U.S. and Canadian licensure for telepractice. She is the originator of the Online Clinical Practice Model (OCPM) for ethical telemental health, telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling and online therapy (telepractice). As a world-class leader in the field, she offers practical strategies, straightforward solutions and the hands-on wisdom that only develops through time and focus. When you attend this webinar, you’ll sense her passion, wisdom and good humor about how you can immediately start leveraging the power of the Internet to access new clients/patients, specialize in serving your preferred populations, and yes, reduce your overhead.

This is relevant to you if you are a…
behavior analyst
drug and alcohol counselor
EAP professional
social worker or counselor
nurse practitioner, or physician assistant
psychologist or psychiatrist
any other U.S.-based, licensed mental health practitioner (or educator)

The TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. (TMHI) specializes in behavioral telehealth startup consultation, professional training and staffing. TMHI 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 can help with planning, reimbursement, technology choices, legal and ethical risk management and staff development/placement. Job opportunities are also being developed for enterprising trainees who want to work with known employers using legal, ethical and evidence-based models. TMHI also consults with start-up technology companies seeking to develop new verticals in the behavioral health space. Contact: http://telehealth.org/contact

The TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. (TMHI) specializes in behavioral telehealth startup consultation, professional training and staffing. TMHI 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 can help with planning, reimbursement, technology choices, legal and ethical risk management and staff development/placement. Job opportunities are also being developed for enterprising trainees who want to work with known employers using legal, ethical and evidence-based models. TMHI also consults with start-up technology companies seeking to develop new verticals in the behavioral health space. Contact: http://telehealth.org/contact

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