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Continuing Education courses about Technology

Rural Behavioral Health: Telehealth Challenges and Opportunities (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:   This course looks at telehealth as an opportunity to expand behavioral health care for rural communities and to provide greater access to services, providers, and specialties.  The course explores the benefits of telehealth that include improved access to qualified professionals, confidentiality, privacy, and accessibility.  Challenges to implementing telehealth care are also discussed, including issues of internet access, insurance coverage, and varying state regulations.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and it is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.   Read the complete description of this course…..


Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores technology in behavioral health treatment.  It provides an overview of the potential utility of technology-based therapeutic tools, including telephone/ audio counseling and video/Web conferencing tools; self-directed, Web-based, and desktop computer-based therapeutic tools; Web-based text communication (email, chat, forums); and mobile technologies. The course explores emerging technologies such as ubiquitous computer technologies, ambient intelligence, and virtual reality.  Legal and ethical considerations (confidentiality, privacy, security, informed consent) are also examined.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and it is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.   Read the complete description of this course…..


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