Exploring Tele-health in Mental Health is a 4-hour online, OnDemand comprehensive overview on tele-health, with an emphasis on legal and ethical implications and guidelines. Designed to meet California BBS license renewal requirements

  • OnDemand Advanced Course

    Fully online and available for 90 days upon enrollment

  • CE Credits

    This course is approved for 4 professional CEs through Approval includes the California BBS.

  • Course Enrollment

    EMDR Professional Training Members: $35 Regular Enrollment: $45

Hosted by: Curt Rouanzoin, Ph.D.

Curtis Rouanzoin, Ph.D., Co-President of EMDR Professional Training, was trained by Francine Shapiro in EMDR from 1991 to 1992.  He worked with the EMDR Institute as a Facilitator (1992) and then Senior Trainer until 2017. Throughout the years, he has worked to develop the highest quality EMDR Basic Trainings as well as Advanced Trainings in Complex PTSD and Dissociation.

Dr. Rouanzoin is Certified, an Approved Consultant, and an Approved Instructor in EMDR Therapy. He has trained mental health practitioners in EMDR Therapy both nationally and internationally.  Internationally, Dr. Rouanzoin traveled with Dr. Shapiro to Columbia on a Congress Against Violence and to pave the way for future EMDR trainings.  He also traveled to Japan with Dr. Andrew Leeds to train the first groups of clinicians there.While at Hope International University, where he taught for 22 years and developed the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, he created the first graduate-level university course in EMDR (1995).

Dr. Rouanzoin has conducted more than 45,000 hours of EMDR Therapy sessions with clients across all gender, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds.  He receives referrals for situations ranging from military/police/first responders to Complex PTSD/Dissociative Disorders as well as peak performance in athletics and theater/performing arts.

As both a Licensed Psychologist (PSY7809) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT8790), Dr. Rouanzoin understands the professional and clinical demands of both. His early training provided a solid foundation for the extensive post-graduate education he has received.

Dr. Rouanzoin has spoken on panels and made presentations regarding EMDR Therapy at EMDRIA, ISTSS, California Psychological Association, Anxiety Association of America, Orange County Psychological Association and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Rouanzoin was a founding member of the Traumatic Stress Network (TTSN) in Southern California. TTSN was the first regional Basic Training in EMDR in conjunction with the EMDR Institute. As a founding board member and second President of EMDRIA, Dr. Rouanzoin helped develop the Standards and Training Committee.

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Telehealth for Mental Health Providers: Legal, Ethical and Clinical Considerations

Fulfills the California BBS requirement.

    1. Telehealth Introduction and Definition

    2. Emergence of Telehealth, Advantages and Challenges

    1. Video Introduction

    2. Telemental Health Past, Current & Future Trends

    1. Introduction to Unit 3: Legal Issues

    2. Licensing & Jursidictional Requirements

    3. Privacy & Data Security

    4. Digital Tools

    5. Therapist Duties and Consent

    6. Confidentiality & Record Keeping

    1. Competence and Training

    2. Therapeutic Relationship, Boundaries & Social Media

    3. Managing Crisis Situations Remotely

    4. Optimal Practices for Telepsychology

    5. Crisis Management Video

    1. Considerations Related to Age, Environment, and Needs

    2. Telehealth with Children

    3. Telehealth and Addictions - Best practices

    4. Telehealth for Addiction and Serious Mental Illness - SAMSHA Publication

Telehealth for Mental Health Providers

  • $45.00
  • 4 professional CEs
  • OnDemand Course
  • Fulfills the BBS requirement for tele-health education

Course Description & Learning Objectives

Program Description 

This introductory course offers a comprehensive exploration of telehealth in the realm of mental health, enveloping its scope, applications, advantages, and challenges. The course sheds light on the unique legal and ethical challenges that telehealth poses, particularly within the mental health context.

Dedicated segments of the course guide practitioners in working with special populations, considering various factors such as age groups, environmental influences, and the particular needs of underserved and marginalized communities. The course also delves into considerations for various clinical presentations, emphasizing tailored approaches to telehealth.

By the end of the course, practitioners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complex landscape of telehealth confidently, deliver effective teletherapy tailored to individual needs, and continue to evolve their practice in line with the rapidly changing digital health landscape. In essence, they will be prepared to harness the full potential of tele-health, elevating their practice to a new level of proficiency and versatility.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe the terms related to tele-health.

  2. Identify at least one advantage and one disadvantage of tele-health to both the provider and the client.

  3. Recognize the history of tele-health in the mental health field, its expansion into widespread use, and the future possibilities.

  4. Recognize at least one legal issue specific to tele-health in the mental health setting as it relates to licensing, privacy, and confidentiality.

  5. Describe clients who are appropriate for tele-health according to the ethical guidelines provided.

  6. Identify at least one best practice for the clinician's use of tele-health.

  7. Identify at least one resource for further information and updates in this fast-paced, expanding field.

Course Content:


.50 Hour
Introductions and overview of the course
Telehealth Introduction and DefinitionEmergence of Telehealth

Advantages and Challenges of Telehealth

1 Hour (Video)
"Telemental Health Past, Current & Future Trends"
.50 Hour
Legal Issues
Licensing & Jursidictional Requirements
Privacy & Data Security
Therapist Duties and Consent
Confidentiality & Record Keeping

1 Hour
Ethical Issues
Competence and TrainingTherapeutic Relationship,
Boundaries & Social Media
Managing Crisis Situations Remotely
Optimal Practices for Telepsychology
Crisis Management (Video)

1 Hour
Special Populations
Considerations Related to Age, Environment, and Needs
Telehealth with Children
Telehealth and Addictions - Best practices

4 Hours Total

Eligibility and Approvals


This course is considered an advanced course for mental health clinicians.  This course is designed to meet the California BBS requirement.


This course is a 4 CE course. Participants  are responsible for checking with their state boards to verify CE requirements.

Continuing Education Credit - Professional CEs

Continuing Education Credit is approved for 4 CEs through EMDR Professional Training's CE partner, See the information below for professional approvals. is approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA). is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • Florida Certification Board

  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP. Expires 3/31/2025.

  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.

  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-174-0225. Expires 02-2025

  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)

  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201

  • New York Social Work Board – is recognized by the New York State EducationDepartment’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.

  • New York Mental Health Practitioners Board., Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors.  #MHC-0260.
  • New York Psychology Board., Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0211.
  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024. Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2024.
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.

  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.

Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at, entering a keycode, taking the course exam, and completing an evaluation form.

Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

To contact, go to:

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Address: 1398 SW 160th Ave, Sunrise, FL 33326, USA
Phone: 954-290-8446
Email: [email protected]

More information about obtaining your CE Certificate for this course is available at the end of the workshop.

Participants in live courses print their own certificate online after registering at, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.

There is no known commercial support for this program.