TMHI and Ohio Psychological Association Partner for Professional Training in Telepsychology
05/05/2016

The TeleMental Health Institute (TMHI) is delighted to announce its strategic partnership with Ohio Psychological Association (OPA).

Online PR News – 05-May-2016 – San Diego, CA – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TeleMental Health Institute and Ohio Psychological Association Partner for Professional Training in Telepsychology

02 May, 2016 San Diego, CA The TeleMental Health Institute (TMHI) is delighted to announce its strategic partnership with Ohio Psychological Association (OPA). By joining professional training from TMHI, with OPA’s mission of conveying premium support to its members in the behavioral health field, the individual provider will have the ability to leverage the power of technology to expand their programs and assure best practices. OPA is encouraging its members to attend training through TMI to aid increased knowledge of ethical and legal compliance. OPA wishes to thereby reducing negligent practices by professionals who might be unaware of the skills and knowledge required to offer telemental health services.

Dr. Marlene Maheu, the founder of TMHI and a pioneer in the field of telemental health, said, "The Ohio Psychological Association has been a frontrunner in telemental health thinking as well as guidelines.” She added,”As early as 2008, they were the first US-based professional association to develop and promulgate telepsychological guidelines for psychologists. We are proud to have been selected by them to offer continuing education to their distinguished membership.

Ohio Psychological Association, is a professional psychological association which serves its members by providing contact to continuing educational programs. It also advocates for better access to mental health care. OPA offers members of the public access to several resources including a psychologist referral program. For more information visit http://www.ohpsych.org/ or send an email to postmaster@ohpsych.org

The TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. is the world’s largest online telemental health training, consulting, credentialing and staffing Institute, devoted exclusively to addressing the emerging opportunities and challenges of telemental health, tele-behavioral health, telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, speech therapy and other behavioral specialties. TMHI offers convenient 24/7 internet access to 100% online training for continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) credit for these professionals with two types of Certificate Training Program​s​​. Topics covered by TMHI professional training include risk management and best practices of behavioral telehealth (i.e., legal, ethical, practical or technical issues of video, telephone, email, or text-messaging; choosing apps and other technologies). In addition to professional training, TMHI provides consultation, credentialing and staffing for:
Medical groups seeking to expand into behavioral telehealth
Community mental health centers, addiction treatment facilities, federally qualified behavioral centers, residential treatment facilities and specialty agencies looking to serve more patients
Research projects needing telemental health program design, standardized protocols and clinical staff training
Small group and independent practitioners looking to grow practices, reduce operational costs or re-locate to other states
Technology companies searching for patient engagement, other behavioral interventions and viable partners

To register for telemental health-related jobs arranged through the TeleMental Health Institute, complete a profile here: www.providerpanel.com

TMHI is located at www.telehealth.org For more information about TMHI, send a note to Verlean Walton-Brooks at contact@telehealth.org
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