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A Primer in Telehealth Services for Providers, Caregivers, and Individuals with Special Needs

Thu May 6, 2021: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT


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About this webinar:

In this we provide a brief overview of telehealth and its effectiveness, risk, benefits, and best practices. Potential uses of telehealth services and how to prepare for their use as a provider, caregiver, and end user are also introduced.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the difference between the different modalities and applications of telehealth.
  • Understand the benefits and risks of telehealth services for patients and providers.
  • Reflect on telehealth’s effectiveness, resistance, and telehealth trends.
  • Understand the difference between ethics, laws, and guidelines in telehealth.
  • Gain a better understanding of how to establish practices that provide a foundation for safety, effectiveness, and usability of telehealth services.


Carly E. McCord, Ph.D.
Director of Telebehavioral Care, Licensed Psychologist
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine
Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education

Carly E. McCord, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and the Director of TeleBehavioral Care at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Educational Psychology.  She has a proven and documented expertise in providing high-quality mental health services via long-distance technology, engaging rural communities to reduce mental health disparities, and starting a successful and innovative training and supervision model for telepsychology.  She systematically studies the mental health needs of clients of the TBC and the communities in which they reside, develops and refines intervention approaches, investigates the effectiveness of interventions, and evaluates satisfaction with services. In both research and practice she is well-versed in underserved populations, training and supervision, and telehealth.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

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Continuing Education

  • Social Work, LPC, LMFT: Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK (Expires: 5/6/2023)
  • Case Manager: This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.0 clock hours. (Expires: 5/6/2022)
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program has been pre-approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide continuing education credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.0 CE contact hour, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics. (Expires: 5/6/2023)
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE):  This program has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.0 CE credit for CFLE. (Expires: 5/6/2023)
  • Certificates of Attendance are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

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