Tele Behavioral Health: Legal, Ethical, and HIPAA-Compliant Practices

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Thursday, April 6th

12:00 PM EST – 2:00 PM EST


In recent years, telebehavioral health has become a popular mode of treatment for clients who cannot or do not want to attend in-person sessions. However, with this shift in treatment modality come unique legal, ethical, and HIPAA compliance challenges. This course aims to equip mental health professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide telebehavioral health services while adhering to legal, ethical, and HIPAA-compliant practices.

This fast-paced, deep-dive into HIPAA compliance will provide you with an overview and update you on the latest developments in HIPAA regulations for both in-person and online practice, focusing on the provider’s personal role, liability, and steps to become HIPAA compliant.  

In this presentation, you’ll learn where the regulations are flexible and be given practical steps to implement the regulations to keep you and your clients safe from a security breach, public embarrassment, loss of business, and/or fines. Created by a national expert in HIPAA-compliance, telebehavioral health, and software development, this course is intended for mental health providers, supervisors, administrative, and IT staff.


  • Identify the legal and ethical boundaries that must be adhered to when providing online mental health services.
  • Outline the steps necessary to prepare and implement legal, ethical, and HIPAA-compliant Telebehavioral Health services.
  • Describe the documentation requirements for initiating legal, ethical, and HIPAA-compliant online mental health services.

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    Jay Ostrowski, MA, NCC, LPC-S, ACS, BC-TMH

    Jay Ostrowski, MA, NCC, LPC-S, ACS, BC-TMH,  helps companies start telebehavioral health and tele supervision programs.  As CEO of Behavioral Health Innovation, he serves as a Telemental Health trainer and consultant for SAMHSA, HRSA, Universities, State governments and healthcare organizations. He’s the founder and creator of both the Telebehavioral Center of Excellence for the University of Virginia and the Board Certification in Telemental Health. He's created 9 peer-reviewed telemental health courses and designed/developed 12 telehealth software platforms to date. As a research partner with Harvard Medical School, Jay keeps up with the changing State license requirements for 8 healthcare professions across all US States and DC. He also serves as the go-to person for the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center for Telemental Health and Telebehavioral Health training and consultations Jay Ostrowski on LinkedIn

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Who This Training is For:

Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, MFTs, & other Mental Health Professionals

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After the live session, we'll send you the recording for your own resource that you can review later at your own pace

Interactive Experience

Enjoy your learning experience with engaging activities such as group discussion, vignettes, roleplaying, video demos, etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Once you register for this training, the course will immediately appear in your account dashboard. Inside, you’ll see a countdown timer. And once the scheduled time arrives, the live session will begin from there!

Of course! If you sign up but miss the live session… The recording will be added to your account Dashboard within 48 hours after the live session with an email notification of instructions. You will also receive home-study CE credits for watching the recording.

Yes, we have limited seating on our live webinars to keep the sessions as interactive & engaged as possible. So be sure to claim your spot before it’s too late!

No. Live webinar attendees are not required to take or pass a quiz to receive a CE certificate. (But yes for recorded webinars). You are required to pass a quiz with an 80% passing grade with 3 attempts only for recorded webinars.

Yes, most likely. We are board approved & accredited Continuing Education providers by NBCC, ASWB, & NAADAC.

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  • CE Credits 2
  • Format Live
  • Quizzes 0
  • Skill Level Expert
  • Certificate Yes