Professional Resources – Another benefit of membership is the opportunity for shared information!
Trauma-Informed Care and COVID
TITLE: COVID, Mental Health, and the Need for Trauma-Informed Care
INSTRUCTOR: Ernesto Vasquez, MD
DESCRIPTION: Increasingly sophisticated, devious, and forceful contexts of human cruelty continue to inflict inhuman misery and suffering that adversely affect our health and functioning. Understanding these impingements contextually is what defines trauma-informed care.
In this seminar I boldly propose that, as Christians, we can best understand the COVID-19 situation in the larger context of human evil
action in the world these days, and that this demonic action is fear-inducing and emotionally traumatizing.
As a service to our Members, NCC is offering a recorded digital course available upon request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Handouts from January 11, 2021
PART 1- THE CREATIVE WORK OF GOD
PART 2- THE DESTRUCTIVE WORK OF THE DEVIL
PART 3- A PANDEMIC DESIGNED TO ANNIHILATE
ADDITIONAL COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY BROADCAST: COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know – Dr. Daniel Hinthorn & Dr. Scott James
COVID-19Vaccines Statement of Physicians Resource Council of Focus on the Family
BIT CHUTE VIDEO CLIP: Dr. Louise Hagendijk Shares Concerns About the mRNA Injection
VIDEO CLIP FROM PA MEDICAL CONFERENCE: Dr. James Lyons-Weiler
Opinion Piece: Why now during a pandemic? What changed? Why are we not hearing the good news?
Tele-Mental Health for Mental Health Professionals
RECORDED DIGITAL COURSE
TITLE: Tele-Mental Health: Stay Connected!
INSTRUCTOR: Harry Morgan, LTC USAR (ret.) M.A., M.Div., Th.M., PhD, LMHC
As a service to mental health professionals, NCC is offering a FREE recorded digital course for Mental Health Professionals interested in an introduction to Tele-Mental Health.
- Brief description of biblical counseling.
- Define tele-mental health counseling.
- Identify telehealth the benefits, drawbacks, research, history, settings, and locations.
- Identify major ethical and legal guidelines for tele-mental health counseling in the US.
- Identify HIPPA compliance issues for mental health professionals.
- Offer resources for tele-mental health clinicians.
Click Here to access Tele-Mental Health Course Video
Click Here to access Tele-Mental Health Course Handout
COVID-19 Resources for Mental Health Professionals
RECORDED DIGITAL SEMINAR
PESI formally Professional Education Systems Institute
TITLE: Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals: 2-Day Distance Therapy Training
PRESENTER: Joni Gilbert, MA, NCC, LCPC, BC-TMH
As a service to mental health professionals, PESI is offering a FREE 2-day digital seminar for mental health professionals interested in learning about Telehealth. The use of technology is a common expectation of clients in today’s world (and a requirement for some clients). Providing distance therapy services makes sense for your practice, but understanding all the legal, ethical, business and in-session challenges can seem daunting. What are all the legal and ethical risks? Is distance therapy effective? How do I even get started? Watch this recording and get the answers to your questions!
Providing distance therapy services will allow you to gain access to more clients and provide quality care for your clients wherever they are.
- The key terminology, evidence, benefits and risks.
- The unique legal and ethical concerns associated, such as privacy, security and crossing state lines.
- The policies, procedures and best practices you need to know to get started and while protecting your professional liability.
- How to navigate challenging telehealth business questions involving marketing, payments, billing and insurance.
- Demonstrations of the technology options and strategies for how to use them effectively.
It is excellent – worth your time. It normally is $439.00. It does provide a certificate if you are interested for a fee.
To secure a copy of this digital seminar, go online at https://catalog.pesi.com/item/52191/, add this digital seminar to your shopping cart. Open your account or create an account and proceed to checkout screen and enter the discount code TELEFREE in the discount box (Not the MAIL CODE). You do not need to enter your credit info to complete this transaction.
HHS.gov MENTAL HEALTH UPDATES
Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications during Covid-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency
We are empowering medical providers to serve patients wherever they are during this national public health emergency. We are especially concerned about reaching those most at risk, including older persons and persons with disabilities. – Roger Severino, Office of Civil Rights – OCT Director.
The Dept of Health and Human Services has allowed some latitude at this time for mental health clinicians. Read more: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html
Under this Notice, covered health care providers may use popular applications that allow for video chats. Covered health care providers that seek additional privacy protections for telehealth while using video communication products should provide such services through technology vendors that are HIPAA compliant and will enter into HIPAA business associate agreements (BAAs) in connection with the provision of their video communication products. To read the list of vendors that represent that they provide HIPAA-compliant video communication products and meet this criteria (scroll to the bottom of the page): https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html
BEST PRACTICE – ONLINE CHOICES OF PLATFORMS
LINKS FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS
A Guide to Transitioning Your Clinic to a Remote Work Environment
Medicare Telehealth Healthcare Provider Fact Sheet
Use of Telemedicine While Providing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Guidance
COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance