Conducting Ethical Telemental Health Practice: An Intensive 9-hour TMH Skill Building Program

Oct 06, 2022 09:00am -
Oct 07, 2022 02:15pm

Event Description

Conducting Ethical Telemental Health Practice: An Intensive 9-hour TMH Skill Building Program 

Live streamed to your home or office

Session Description:

Presenting a two-day course, comprised of 9 hours of learning in Telemental Health, to provide the mental health clinician with a powerful learning experience for a key competency in the era of the coronavirus crisis. From key ethical considerations of telemental health practice to all the steps and stages of telemental health services, this course will provide a solid overview of how to engage in ethical telemental health practice.


Course Objectives Day One

  • Utilize the key legal, ethical and clinical knowledge base and skill sets that must be part of the active vocabulary of any clinician who wishes to engage in telemental health services.
  • Mitigate the ethical complexities within telemental health approaches to managing privacy and confidentiality, client safety, best practices / HIPAA compliant record keeping, and key resources, systems and structures needed for ethical practice
  • Apply ethical decision making models to telemental health practice.
  • Describe each of the different modalities for providing telemental health services and understand the indications and contraindications for the use of each modality.
  • Mitigate the key complications related to the maintenance of confidentiality and privacy when operating in distance counseling formats.

Course Objectives Day Two 

  • Resolve the special complexities of informed consent, client verification and establishing best practice client agreements when operating in distance counseling formats.
  • Apply best practices forms and templates for clinical paperwork to accompany distance counseling formats.
  • Develop the essential back-up resources and systems necessary to conduct ethical distance counseling services.
  • Apply systematic approach to best practices in telemental health from point of first contact to point of termination.
  • Apply best practices in crisis management when engaging in telemental health services.
  • Utilize best practices forms and templates for effective telemental health practice
  • Describe the key competencies of effective telemental health services.
  • Understand the key clinical and ethical issues related to effective termination when using telemental health services.
  • Select the telemental health model(s) that is best for you.


CEUs: 9 Category I Contact Hours 

Both Days (9:00 AM EST to 2:15 EST, 4.5 Contact Hours each day)

Instructors: Charlie Safford, LCSW; Ken Scroggs, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, CEAP, DCC 


Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after completion)

NASW Member       $150
Non-Member          $215





This is a live virtual training. Registrants will be sent the login to join the day prior to the training. 



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.  

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Jun 26, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Jun 27, 2022 and ends on Oct 04, 2022.
Late registration starts on Oct 05, 2022.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 9 CE Hours
Member Fee: $150.00$150.00$150.00
Non-Member Fee: $215.00$215.00$215.00