Tele-practice is quickly becoming an essential model of service delivery for many practitioners. This course provides an overview of how to set up and engage in telepractice, including important privacy measures, tech requirements, ethical considerations, and a practical video demonstration of what it looks like to provide sessions in an online format.
Course created on May 13, 2020
Course Type: Video
CE/CEU Offered: AK/1.0; AL/1.0; AR/1.0; ASWB ACE/1.0; AZ/1.0; CA/1.0; CE Broker/1.0 Telehealth (FL), Continuing Education (OH), Continuing Education By A Non Social Worker (SC), Category I Social Work (WV), CE Broker #20-845947; CO/1.0; CT/1.0; DC/1.0; DE/1.0; FL/1.0; GA/1.0; HI/1.0; IA/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID/1.0; IL/1.0; IN/1.0; KS/1.0; KY/1.0; LA/1.0; MA/1.0; MD/1.0; ME/1.0; MI/1.0; MN/1.0; MO/1.0; MS/1.0; MT/1.0; NC/1.0; ND/1.0; NE/1.0; NH/1.0; NJ (ASWB ACE)/1.0; NM/1.0; NV/1.0; NY-Contact Hours/1.0 Self-Study; OH/1.0; OK/1.0; OR/1.0; PA/1.0; RI/1.0; SC/1.0; SD/1.0; TN/1.0; TX/1.0; UT/1.0; VA/1.0; VT/1.0; WA/1.0; WI/1.0; WV/1.0; WY/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 reasons why teletherapy is being implemented in the field of special education-related services and mental health services.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the basic tech set up requirements for engaging in telepractice.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the important privacy and ethical considerations that must be made in a telepractice model.
|5-10 Minutes||Learning Outcomes, Overview, and Terminology|
|10-25 Minutes||Impetus for Establishing a Telepractice Model, Guidelines, and Evidence|
|25-35 Minutes||Review of Tech Requirements and How to Get Started in Telepractice|
|35-45 Minutes||Addressing Practitioner Responsibilities Via Telepractice|
|45-50 Minutes||Demonstration of Teletherapy in Action|
|50-60 Minutes||Communication and Ethics in the Virtual Setting|
Diana Parafiniuk, M.S., CCC-SLP, She is the founder and chief marketing officer for E-Therapy. Diana manages E-Therapy’s marketing team, oversees and supports operations, and supervises contractors, aides, and therapists. Diana has over a decade of experience in the field of teletherapy and has helped hundreds of schools across the country to implement special education-related services for students via teletherapy, including online speech therapy, OT, PT, and mental health services. Diana has also served as an adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University teaching classes in SLPA childhood communication disorders, screening, and treatment.
Sara Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP, attended UNC Chapel Hill and the University of North Texas, where she received a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She is a lead product manager with E-Therapy and has worked extensively with children and adults on the autism spectrum in schools, group homes, and private clinics. She has experience working as a speech pathologist and supervisor in a variety of settings including school districts, private practice, early childhood intervention, and telepractice. In addition, Sara is an independent app developer and has developed several speech therapy apps that are available on iTunes. She currently works with E-Therapy to develop new materials and help teletherapists provide effective sessions for their students.
Jayne Bannish is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and she brings 25 years of diverse clinical expertise to the E-Therapy practice. She has served as a director, clinician, trainer, supervisor, and program manager within various state and local systems of behavioral healthcare (inpatient and outpatient), and she currently provides social work services to school-age students via telepractice as a contract therapist with E-Therapy. Jayne treats primarily adolescents, youth, and families. Although she also has experience with adults. She is skilled in working with issues related to trauma, relationships, career, school challenges/ adjustments, and self-esteem. Jayne created, updated, and taught the current Ethics training for the State of Maine social workers and it remains an ongoing interest of professional social workers. Jayne is equally skilled in helping individuals navigate often challenging systems of care.
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