Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to...

  • 1. Identify aspects related to telehealth to include in Informed Consent

  • 2. Describe best practices related to getting set up, providing services, and alternative modalities when video fails or is not available

Course Outline

  • 1


    • Welcome Message from Dr. Brewer

    • Course Instruction Video

    • Course Description and Objectives

    • Presentation Handout

  • 2


    • Course Resources

    • Making Eye Contact Over Video in Telemental Health Services

    • Telemental Health Toolkit

    • Telehealth Checklists

    • Telehealth Initial Session Checklist

    • Telehealth Treatment Session Checklist

  • 3

    Course Video & Materials

    • Quick Note: Resources

    • Telehealth Basics (Recorded Webinar)

    • Informed Consent: Items to include

    • Social Media Policy Example

    • Telemental Health Readiness Checklist

    • Course References

  • 4


    • Congratulations!

    • Evaluation

    • Post-Test

Course Description

Many clinicians do not realize the complexities and considerations related to working with clients via telehealth that vary from traditional in-person services.  In recent times, many of us have found ourselves offering telehealth services for the first time with little, or no, training and support.  Whether it is due to geographical constraints, lack of transportation, convenience, or being ordered to stay home during a pandemic, clinicians can provide effective services via telehealth modalities.  As it is considered to be clinically as effective as in-person services, this presentation will cover some basics of providing telehealth services through video.  

Facilitator:  Kathryn Brewer, PhD, LPC, LCPC 

Dr. Brewer is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and a licensed clinical professional counselor in Kansas.  She has earned a PhD in psychology, a Master's degree in professional mental health counseling, and a Master's certificate in healthcare leadership and management. Dr. Brewer is also a national certified counselor, certified clinical trauma professional, certified first responder counselor, board certified telemental health provider, licensure supervisor for professional counselors in Missouri, and a board approved clinical supervisor for professional counselors in Kansas.


Learning Level: Basic  

Target Audience: This course is designed for professional counselors, school counselors, social workers, marital and family therapists, psychologists, addiction counselors, case managers, nurses, and other health care professionals. 

Continuing Education: To obtain the certificate of completion for the 1.5 hours associated with this program, the participant will need to complete the online course and earn a passing score of 75% on the post-test.

Each program offered designates the number of clock hours.  Be sure to check with your professional board as they will specify how many CE/CEU hours are equal to one clock hour (e.g., 1 CE = 50 minutes, 1 CE = 60 minutes). 

This course is approved by the Missouri State Committee for Social Workers for 1.5 hours of continuing education.

The content of this course may meet requirements for continuing education for most national, state, and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Many boards and professional organizations will accept continuing education that is relevant to each profession (i.e., for professional counselors content must be primarily related to counseling, for psychologists content must be mostly psychological, and so on) and/or that has been approved by another professional association in the human services field.  Be sure to print the event description and submit with your certificate of attendance to your professional board for consideration.  For rules governing continuing education and to confirm whether this program qualifies for continuing education, participants should contact their respective regulatory boards.  Participants may also contact IPA and we will do our best to answer your questions. 

Registration:  Registration for online courses is available on our website.  For manual registration or payment by check, please contact IPA.