Course Description

Competent clinicians have an ethical obligation to find tools and resources that assist clients with healing, wellness, and recovery.  Further providers have a professional responsibility to demonstrate competence by possessing specific knowledge and skills to ensure meeting of professional and legal responsibilities for delivery of services within one’s scope of professional practice. Digital media and resources, such as email, smartphone/tablet applications (apps), online forums, Web sites, DVDs, CD-ROMs, blogs, computer software, online social networks, telephone and tele-video communication, and mobile devices are becoming universal in our culture. The use of electronic media and information technologies in behavioral health treatment, recovery support, and prevention programs is rapidly gaining acceptance. Technology based assessments and interventions are important therapeutic tools that clinicians can integrate into their work with clients.  (SAMHSA, TIP 60, 2015).


Objectives: Participants will

  • Learn what Technology Assisted Care (TAC) counseling is, and the potential benefits and challenges of use of technology
  • Learn the methods available to conduct tele-behavioral health (TBH) services
  • Identify issues related to ethics, legal and professional responsibilities when deciding when an how to use TAC / TBH.
  • Describe guidelines for technology assisted resources in specialized settings and / or with diverse populations

Course Modality

This is an independent home-study course. Students will take the course according to their own timeline.

To receive the course completion certificate, each student is required to complete and submit Learning Contract, read all text-based materials, complete and submit chapter discussion questions, complete and pass course examination, and complete and submit course evaluation.

Note: Posted materials are free from SAMHSA and other public domain sites. 

Course fee applies for continuing education hours and a certificate of completion.

Senior Instructor

Diane Sherman, PhD

Dr. Diane Sherman, Ph.D., a substance abuse profession since 1975, beginning her career while serving in the U.S. Army for in the capacity of Behavioral Science Specialist.  She holds the national advanced credential of Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor-II, and E-Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Diane earned her Doctorate in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Capella University in 2007. Since 2008 she has taught and supervised students who are in pursuit of the certified addiction counselor credential. She is a national, regional and state presenter offering topics relevant to addiction professional, clinical, and ethical practices and clinical supervision. In 2015 was honored to receive the Georgia School of Addiction Studies, Bruce Hoopes Pioneer Award in Addiction Treatment, a personally meaningful award, for excellence in the addiction profession.

Course curriculum

Reviews

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larry hall

I found the information to be informative and thorough. I am very pleased with quality and will continue using your services.

I found the information to be informative and thorough. I am very pleased with quality and will continue using your services.

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Very appropriate !

Maria Flores

This text was Challenging very detailed and needed . Due to the pandemic we were throw into a way of counseling, and dealing with HIPAA Privacy requirements ...

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This text was Challenging very detailed and needed . Due to the pandemic we were throw into a way of counseling, and dealing with HIPAA Privacy requirements that a lot of us haven’t had to use . We all knew the potential use of TAC was on the horizon. Many of us hadn’t use this technology to the level it’s been needed now . I personally needed this training because I’m retired and I use my certification as a Volunteer and I know I need to be up to date on all the requirements. I don’t plan to be a Volunteer For much longer . Great training !

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Cheryll Gaver

Very informative! I felt that this entire course was comprehensive and also provided some good examples of existing web applications. I am very pleased t...

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Very informative! I felt that this entire course was comprehensive and also provided some good examples of existing web applications. I am very pleased that I took this course! Cheryll

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Natada Tucker

This was a good course with updated information which allows other access to counseling service that could not happen prior to technology.

This was a good course with updated information which allows other access to counseling service that could not happen prior to technology.

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Alan Johnson

I had a difficult time with this particular class. I thought I was prepared, but my score clearly reflects that I wasn't.

I had a difficult time with this particular class. I thought I was prepared, but my score clearly reflects that I wasn't.

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Caroline Dagadu

I find this very impressive but somehow challenging. This will improve with ongoing practices and applications. Getting more familiar with technological term...

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I find this very impressive but somehow challenging. This will improve with ongoing practices and applications. Getting more familiar with technological terms was very helpful.

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Terrence Jones

excellent

excellent

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Todd hamm

Great course. Thank you.

Great course. Thank you.

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Joan Scruggs

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A Practical Guide for the Provision of Behavioral Health

Tiajila Clemons

The quiz was provided a great look into the telehealth process.

The quiz was provided a great look into the telehealth process.

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Lasonya Evans

A very good learning tool for working with clients that you serve.

A very good learning tool for working with clients that you serve.

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Very on point

Denice Weedman

I was able to understand

I was able to understand

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Linda Robinson

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Denise Akins

Wonderful course.

Wonderful course.

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Donald Gunther

great ..

great ..

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