Clinical Benefits of Telehealth Technology in Behavioral Health Care

Arlington, VA US
February 19, 2015


 

DCoE Webinar Series (T2): February 2015
 

Date/Time: February 19, 2015; 1-2:30 p.m. (EST)
 

In today’s world of technology and connectivity, outpatient behavioral health care services are delivered in much the same manner as they have for the last 65 years; a patient takes time off work or away from family, commutes to the provider’s office, and meets with the provider individually or in a group, in a shared, private space. 

This traditional model of care may impose barriers that increase the difficulty and challenges for those seeking treatment, and may lead some to avoid behavioral healthcare completely. Couple this with the nearly 80 million Americans living in underserved areas (http://www.hrsa.gov/shortage/), and an individual’s access to high-quality behavioral-health services becomes a key issue facing the behavioral health field.

Telemental health care, the delivery of behavioral health care to a location where the provider is not physically present, is one way to enable access to care. Research consistently supports the use of technology such as video teleconferencing to deliver effective evidence-based care. This webinar focuses on the clinical benefits of remote health care, both to the patient and to the therapy process.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define telemental health care and explain its applicability to behavioral health settings.
  • Determine clinical scenarios that may benefit from telemental health care.
  • Compare and contrast the therapeutic process between in-person and telemental health services.
  • Describe how telemental health increases patient access to behavioral health services.


PRESENTERS:

Larry D. Pruitt, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Research, Outcomes and Investigations Division
National Center for Telehealth & Technology
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Kathleen Woodside, Ph.D.
Rural Mental Health Team
VA Portland Health Care System
Portland, Ore.


MODERATOR:

Gregory Kramer, J.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Department of Behavioral Health
Madigan Army Medical Center
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

HOW TO REGISTER/ENROLL IN A COURSE:

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  • Once you have completed the "Pre-Registration Questionnaire" you will click on the link titled "This course is a dependency of Clinical Benefits of Telehealth Technology in Behavioral Health Care " which will return you to the course landing page.
  • Scroll down and click on "Take Course", you are now registered for the course.
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TO VIEW THIS WEBINAR, PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW:

  • Login to your Duke Ethos Account at https://continuingeducation.dcri.duke.edu/clinical-benefits-telehealth-technology-behavioral-health-care
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Take Course”
  • Click on the Webinar icon for Adobe Connect provided on the screen.
  • The webinar window will then appear on your screen.
  • Login as a guest to view the webinar.
  • Audio will NOT be provided via Adobe Connect. For audio please dial: Participant 800-369-2075 ; International 312-470-7430 ; participant pass code: 9942561.
     


TO COMPLETE ALL COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND CLAIM CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

  • Complete the post-test.
  • Complete the course evaluation.
  • Attest to your hours of completion.
  • Download your certificate.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
 

Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before February 19, 2015, at 3 p.m. (EST) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit. 

To qualify for receipt of continuing education credit for applicable webinars, eligible participants must create a profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System and register for the event on, or before, the event registration deadline. Complete responses to all pre-registration questions are required to be eligible to receive credit for attending this event. Review guidance on creating a user account and event registration in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System site. DCoE's awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.

For additional details, please visit http://www.dcoe.mil/Libraries/Documents/DCoE-Monthly-Webinar-Series-Continuing-Education-Accreditation-April-2014.pdf.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 0.15 CEU
  • 1.50 APA Credit
  • 1.50 NASW credits
  • 1.50 NBCC
Registration Opens: 
01/30/2015
Registration Expires: 
06/19/2015
Activity Starts: 
02/19/2015 - 1:00pm
Activity Ends: 
02/19/2015 - 2:30pm
Adobe Connect Virtual Meeting Room
DCoE
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 0.15 CEU
  • 1.50 APA Credit
  • 1.50 NASW credits
  • 1.50 NBCC

Accreditation Period

Registration Opens: 
01/30/2015
Registration Expires: 
06/19/2015
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Prerequisites

Enrollment requires completing the following courses: