This training meets LPC/LMFT/LSW board guidelines including 15 CEs of telemental health training required by LMFTs.




This training incorporates regulations and recommendations for technology use from the Texas LMFT Board, NBCC, AAMFT, ACA, and AMFTRB and includes 15 CE of telemental health training required by the TX LMFT Board. A foundation of terms used in telemental health, resources, research, and reimbursement codes for insurance billing are included. Electronic paperwork including a Telemental Health Informed Consent and Telehealth Informed Consent Supervision Agreement are provided for participants. Standards for HIPAA, PCI, and HiTech as well as examples of Risk Assessments and Policies and Procedures are discussed within the training.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain telemental health and terms used in telemental health services
  2. Discuss rules and recommendations of state boards and counseling associations for telemental health services
  3. Apply HIPAA, PCI, and HiTech compliance guidelines to your practice
  4. Utilize paperwork that meets telemental health regulations
  5. Identify HIPAA resources for training, HIPAA compliant e-mail, and HIPAA compliant telemental health platforms
  6. Utilize telehealth codes and insurance reimbursement information to bill for telehealth services
Important Information about the training:
Reasons to take the training
    1. Are you already providing telemental health services or want to have the information needed before you get started?
    2. Are you meeting the technology guidelines outlined by Texas LMFT Rules, NBCC Policies, AAMFT, ACA, and AMFTRB?
    3. Do you have the information you need about HIPAA, PCI, and HITech to avoid complaints and protect your business or
    does your employer apply the policies they need to regarding HIPAA, PCI, and HiTech?
    4. Are you an In-Network contractor with insurance companies that are requiring you to offer telemental health services or providing billing forms for filing Out of Network Insurance benefits?
    5. Do you know the telehealth resources available to you when you have questions?

Homework includes:

Assessing Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats for your organization or practice

Telehealth Informed Consent and Telehealth Intake Paperwork

Master list of suggestions and requirements given by associations and state boards for telehealth

Creating a BAA agreement for your organization or practice

Conduct a Risk Assessment of Security and Privacy Regulations

Create policies and procedures to show a “good faith effort” to meet Security and Privacy regulations


Includes a drive of all necessary telehealth forms to use in your practice.

The training has 10 hours of video and 5 hours of homework built in between the online videos for the training.

Homework assignments must be completed and approved by Dr. Johnson at the end of your training before you will be able to access your evaluation and certificate.

Please keep in my mind when completing homework assignments that each assignment corresponds with the video lesson.

After completing ALL homework assignments, please email for Dr. Johnson to evaluate and approve your homework assignments.

Dr. Rhonda Johnson, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, CEO Center for Counseling & Family Relationships

Dr. Johnson has been working in private practice since 1999. She is the owner of Center for Counseling and Family Relationships, a large group private practice, established in 2007. Her practice has 11 counselors, who are serving children, adults, couples, and families by providing services face to face and through telehealth. Dr. Johnson is also an approved supervisor for LPC-S, LMFT-S, and RPT-S. She utilizes face to face, telehealth, group, and individual sessions for her supervision.

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