Walking the Telemental Health (TMH) Tightrope

Walking the Telemental Health (TMH) Tightrope: Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Practice

Fully Online Program Through Zoom
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (1 CE hour)

Speaker: Heather C. Robertson, PhD, LMHC, CRC, CASAC

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master of Science program will be hosting a Mental Health Webinar on: "Walking the Telemental Health (TMH) Tightrope: Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Practice on Wednesday, June 8, 2022; 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (1 CE hour).

The most up-to-date conference information can be found on this webinar webpage at: www.molloy.edu/ce/mhc. To be placed on our mailing/email list, call Ramona Ali at 516.323.3553 or email her at: rali@molloy.edu

Program Background and Description
The rapid transition to telemental health (TMH) during the COVID-19 pandemic led to wide acceptance and utility of TMH among mental health providers. Despite its many benefits, are providers aware of the professional, practical, and ethical pitfalls of TMH practice? If so, do they have the strategies to mitigate those pitfalls? This presentation will present best practices, while simultaneously challenging these practices and illuminating potential shortcomings of TMH delivery. Attendees will learn to anticipate these challenges in their daily practice, develop strategies to mitigate their impact, and to continue to provide clinical services via TMH that are effective, ethical, equitable, and accessible.  

Learning Objectives:  At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Explain the historical development of TMH from its origins to our current practice,
- Identify best practices in delivering TMH counseling individually and in groups,
-  Identify legal, ethical, and professional challenges to the delivery of TMH, including issues of equity and access, and
- Demonstrate strategies to reduce the impact of these challenges and to fully integrate client and counselor positionality into the counseling setting. 

Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Heather C. Robertson (she/her) is an Associate Professor and Chair of Counselor Education at St. John's University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (CT), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NY), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (NY), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), and Board Certified Telemental Health Provide (BC-TMH). She earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Virginia Tech, and an M.S. in Counseling & Guidance from Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi. She is the author of the 2021 book, Telemental Health and Distance Counseling: A counselor's guide to decisions, resources, and practice, by Springer Publishing Company. 

Online Zoom Information 
This program will be conducted as a "live" online course using Zoom. It will be held on the same date and times as indicated above.   You will be able to take the programs using any type of device that has internet access: PC, Mac, tablet, even a smartphone.   You will receive the Zoom link to join the program via email within a week of the date of the programs.   If you are not familiar with Zoom please visit the following webpage prior to the course start date on "Joining a Zoom Meeting" at:  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193. More detailed information on Zoom can be found on the following link: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806

Tuition Rates:
Regular Registration,  4/23-5/27: $25
Late Registration, After 5/27: $30
Molloy Students: No Charge (please register by 5/27 using your Molloy email)
Non-Molloy Students (please register by 5/27  using school email): $10
Molloy Alumni 25% discount
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge (please register by 5/27 using your Molloy email) 

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to register online with your MasterCard, Visa or Discover charge card.

To register by phone, please call 516-323-3553.  Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.  The Zoom link will be sent approximately 1 week prior to the program date.

Refund Policy: A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us by May 27. Refunds will not be granted after May 27: however, substitutions can be made until the day of the webinar at no charge.

Continuing Education Credit:

Continuing Education Credit Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs)
Molloy College, Division of Continuing Education & Professional Development is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0052. This program is approved for one (1) CE contact hour for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs). Further information on the requirements can be found on the following NY State webpage: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
Please click here for the webpage for the Master of Science Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Molloy College.

Questions regarding registration?
Contact Ramona Ali, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services
Email: rali@molloy.edu  
Phone: 516.323.3553