Provision of Mental Health Services via Telehealth (3CE)

Provision of Mental Health Services via Telehealth

Total Hours: 3

No Book to Buy - Online Text

Unlimited Test Retakes

Sponsor Approval: This course meets the BBS requirement for Provision of Mental Health Services via Telehealth continuing education.

To access the course for Psychologist credit click on the following link: Standard of Practice for Telehealth

Course delivery method and format: self-paced online training.

Course Requirements:

1. Course Reading,

2. Online PostTest

3. Course Evaluation.

After successfully completing the Course Reading, PostTest and Evaluation a certificate of completion will be issued online.

Course Level: Intermediate

Course Description: 

This continuing education course is designed for mental health professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and practice in providing mental health services via telehealth in the state of California. The course will cover the legal and ethical considerations specific to telehealth practice, as well as practical strategies for delivering effective mental health services remotely. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory framework governing telehealth in California and learn best practices for navigating complex issues related to confidentiality, informed consent, boundaries, and technology.


    1. Understand the legal and regulatory landscape of telehealth in California, including recent updates and changes.
    2. Identify ethical considerations and dilemmas unique to telehealth practice, particularly in the context of mental health services.
    3. Develop strategies for maintaining confidentiality and security when providing mental health services remotely.
    4. Learn techniques for establishing and maintaining therapeutic rapport and boundaries in a telehealth setting.
    5. Explore cultural competence and considerations for delivering culturally sensitive care via telehealth.