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      Telemental Health from a Treatment and Ethical Perspective in Augusta

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      November 9, 2019

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      Telemental Health from a Treatment and Ethical Perspective

      Telemental Health (TMH) in recent years has become an increasingly popular and necessary way to provide services to clients with mental health and substance use disorders. It has been around in some manner or context from a historical perspective since the 1950’s. (National Center of Telehealth & Technology) Historically it  has been consider one of the possible solutions to meeting the needs of clients who are in need of mental health and substance related disorders treatment in rural cities in Georgia and other rural cities across the United States because of the shortage of mental health professionals.  ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Lucy Roberts-Cannon is the CEO/Owner of LEJ Behavioral Health Services, LLC (Consulting and Training business) in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Roberts-Cannon was the former Clinical Director of Lutheran Services of Georgia Behavioral Health Services Program. She was also an Auditor/Trainer for APS Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia.  She is a Visiting Professor at DeVry University in Stockbridge, Georgia and an Adjunct Professor at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the business and mental health fields.  She serves as a Consultant for the Department of the Navy Reserve and is very instrumental in helping our returning soldiers and family members with connecting to mental health and substance abuse services. She is an advocate for consumers with co-occurring disorders. She is very committed to educating and training paraprofessional and mental health professionals in the addiction and mental health fields. Training Objectives 1.This training is designed to help licensed mental health and co-occurring disorders professionals become aware of a working definition of Tele-Mental Health according to the Georgia State Law Rule # 135-11-.01. 2.To learn specific laws, trainings, and fees for services that are relevant to practitioners in the state of Georgia. 3.Clinicians will learn specific types of electronic devices that are used to provide tele-mental health services according to ethics and HIPAA Laws. 4.Participants will learn and understand specific duties and responsibilities clinicians and supervisors providing these services need to know. 5.To identify key administrative forms that is needed to provide TMH (e.g. Telemental Health Informed Consent Communication Addendum, Business Associates Agreement legal form, and etc.) and how to document clinical information for billing purposes. 6.To be familiar with key complexities with intake and assessments, treatment planning, emergency and crisis plans, therapy, privacy and confidentiality issues, and risk management and legal issues. 7.To become familiar with common legal and ethical dilemmas when providing these services.  The use of ethical scenarios will be used to assist participants with a better understanding of the impact ethics has on TMH and treatment. 8.Wrap-up and future implications of Telemental health treatment. *SPACE IS LIMITED!!!!!! *4.5 CORE HOURS and 1.5 ETHICS HOURS APPROVED BY GEORGIA SOCIETY OF CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS

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