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Behavioral health telemedicine training

The Telehealth Collaborative and UW’s Behavioral Health Institute collaborated to create the TeleBehavioral Health 101 Training. The training is divided into a six-part series, and while professionals are encouraged to complete the entire series, completion of the first session alone will meet the state telehealth training requirements.

TeleBehavioral Health 101 is available in two formats: an online self-directed training, set to go live mid- December 2020, or a live interactive webinar version taking place Jan. 8 – Feb. 26, 2021.

Trainees do not need to complete both to meet the state requirements; please choose whichever format is best suited to your schedule.

Register here for the TeleBehavioral Health Webinar Series starting Jan. 8, 2021. The webinar schedule is listed below.

  • Introduction to TeleBehavioral Health and Policy Overview (webinar offered 1/8/21) – this session meets Washington State Telehealth Training requirements.
  • Getting started:Facts&Myths,andSecurity&Privacy(webinaroffered1/22/21)
  • Digital Health Do’s & Don’ts, Workflows, and Safety planning (webinar offered 1/29/21)
  • Billing and Reimbursement for TeleBehavioral Health (webinar offered 2/5/21)
  • Clinical Engagement over Telehealth (webinar offered 2/12/21)
  • Clinical Supervision in Telehealth (webinar offered 2/26/21)

Telehealth Emergency Order Extended to Jan. 10 

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Peer Support Services for the Health and Wellness Needs of People with Mental Health Challenges

This webinar is developed by our friends at the Illinois Institute of Technology through the Chicago Health Disparities Center and the International Association of Peer Supporters, made possible through grant funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). This webinar will review:

  • health and wellness among people with mental health challenges;
  • benefits of peer support services;
  • program development using community-based participatory research;
  • summary of PCORI outcome research on peer services; and
  • implementation for peer support services.

Session participants will benefit by receiving practical guidelines on setting up these programs (including service manuals) and learning ways to engage policymakers in supporting these kinds of services.

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