California Telehealth CE - Self-Paced Video Course (3 CE)

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Number of CE: 3 hours

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists

Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Course Developed by: Gerry Grossman, MA, LMFT

Bio: Gerry Grossman, M.A., LMFT has successfully trained thousands of exam candidates for their BBS licensing exams since 1985.  His teaching style is clear, incisive, humorous and empathic. As a trained hypnotherapist, he has assisted many people with test anxiety and other clinical issues. In 2016 Gerry received the Educator of the year award from AAMFT-CA. In private practice, Gerry specializes in working with young children and their families.

Course Format: Self-Paced, Video

Course Description: This self-paced video course presents an overview of the following topics: the legal requirements and ethical guidelines pertaining to the delivery of telehealth therapy; definition of telehealth terms; technical aspects (e.g. videoconferencing platforms, encryption and firewalls); in-state and out of state regulations; license portability; multistate licensing; and liability insurance. This course meets the BBS 3-hour requirement for training in the provision of mental health services via telehealth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the legal requirements and ethical guidelines associated with delivering telehealth services, including informed consent, scope of competence, maintaining confidentiality, access to records and HIPAA regulations.
  • Determine telehealth applicability for delivery of services, in-state and out-of-state.
  • Evaluate the potential benefits and disadvantages of delivering mental health services via telehealth and customize your services accordingly.

Course Agenda:

  • Introduction, CA Legislation (19:44)
  • Telehealth Definition and Practice (16:21)
  • Telehealth Confidentiality, Benefits, and Challenges (16:05)
  • Videoconferencing (7:55)
  • "Online-Only" Therapy (26:41)
  • Privacy on Mental Health Apps (8:54)
  • In-State Considerations and Out-of-State Jurisdictional Issues (17:00)
  • Licensure Portability (12:23)
  • Telehealth Checklist (15:00)
  • Ethical Codes - Part 1 (14:46)
  • Ethical Codes - Part 2 (14:46)
  • Liability Considerations (4:10)
  • Continuing Education (5:34)


Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences, provider #1085, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 6/19/24-6/19/27.

Social workers completing this course receive 3 telehealth continuing education credits.

More Information
Board ApprovalsAmerican Psychological Association (APA), Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), NBCC
CE FormatOnline Video