If you follow the link below you can register for 12.5 hours of continuing training for using telehealth from PESI, a nonprofit continuing education provider.
The Ohio Board of Psychology rules require training/consultation in telepsychology if you choose to use that option to conduct sessions and this is an opportunity for you to get that training for free. Many courts, jails and other agencies are pursuing telepsych arrangements and this could become more the norm than the exception even after the Covid-19 crisis is over.
The course is taught by:
Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, BC-TMH a licensed clinical professional counselor, Board-Certified Telemental Health Provider and the owner/founder of COPE Counseling Services, LLC. She uses telemental health to assist individuals, couples and families with everyday coping in areas such as relationship, depression, suicide, and general coping skills. She is a Board-certified Telemental Health Provider with years of experience seeing clients using distance counseling. Her counseling centers specialize in treatment for both adults and children. Joni is also experienced as a clinical counselor supervising a mental health staff within a hospital setting and within her clinical practice. She regularly uses distance counseling to work with diverse populations in multiple states. She is licensed as a mental health professional in Illinois and Florida while presently residing in Florida.
Financial: Joni Gilbertson is owner of COPE Counseling Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Joni Gilbertson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Also, under the circumstances, your agency’s forensic director will likely* “count” this training as forensic CE hours particularly given the current circumstances. The directors are offering this and several other training opportunities as an option for getting the annual training hours we are missing due to cancelation of the 2020 Ohio Forensic Directors’ forensic conference.
PESI is also an approved provider for OPA.
To register, you must first create an account with PESI.com. Then you can come back to this link to find the telehealth course and register for it. When you get to the checkout, enter “telefree” in the apply coupon here box. Then finish checking out (it takes a few more times at confirming check out).
If you are already a PESI.com user – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
*Check with your forensic director ahead of time and then, don’t forget to turn in your certificate of completion to your agency’s forensic director (if applicable).