Courses in the Certificate
Course One: The Fundamentals of TeleMental Health
This course provides an overview of TeleMental Health, including the current state of the industry, trends, and practice requirements. Considerations for selection and use of appropriate technology are also explored.
Course Two: TeleMental Health and the Law
This course examines relevant legal and ethical considerations for mental health professional seeking to engage in telemental health as part of their practice. Privacy considerations, informed consent, HIPAA-HITECH, and multijurisdictional issues are explored.
Course Three: Best Practices in the Delivery of TeleMental Health Care
This course explores best practices for providing effective, high quality care in the telemental health environment. Includes best practices for scheduling appointments and office set-up as well as theory and practice related to assessment and intervention in the telemental health environment. Also explores best practices for managing complex patient/client issues in the telemental health environment, including clinical emergencies.
Certificates will be accepted for transfer credit toward select 3-unit courses in CSFS’s Master’s of Science Forensic Behavior Science or Master of Science Forensic Administration and Leadership. Up to two certificates can be transferred.
The California Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Behavioral Science, Public Safety, and Justice at the California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) at Alliant International University is dedicated to providing law enforcement, security professionals, other first responders, and mental and allied health professionals with practical forensic education and training.
Advanced Practice Certificates are eligible for Continuing Education credit through the American Psychological Association (APA). CSFS is also an official corporate sponsor of the International Law Enforcement Education and Trainers Association (ILEETA).