A highlight from this past Fall was meeting with Ray Barrett of the Telehealth Certification Institute. Ray interviewed me about the International Therapist Directory and its role in helping people find a therapist who can think internationally, holding in mind some of the cultural complexities and issues related to making extraordinary transitions that come with a life of international mobility. Ray was gracious enough to share the interview along with some information about the International Therapist Directory on the his website, and I am posting the link to the interview here as well for you to watch and share if you wish.

For anyone interested in learning more about the TeleMental Health Training Certificate, here is some additional information :

The TeleMental Health Training Certificate (THTC) is awarded to dedicated telemental health clinicians who have successfully completed the full THTC program.  The TeleMental Health Training Certificate (THTC) program provides evidence-based, advanced, and comprehensive training which prepares clinicians to offer behavioral health services while in a different location than the client through the use of technology. The target audience for this program is any behavioral health professional, including but not limited to, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, and chaplains.

There are several other terms used for TeleMental Health such as E-Psychology, Technology Assisted Social Work, Web-Based, Virtual, Distance Counseling, Telebhavioral Health, Telehealth, TeleMedicine, Online Counseling, Skype Counseling, and Tele-Therapy.

Clinicians who have earned the THTC take special consideration of their clients’ privacy as it relates to the use of technology, and the needed effort to ensure that they remain up-to-date on the best practices of providing services remotely.  

The THTC certificate requires completing all of the following courses:

  • Introduction to TeleMental Health
  • Legal Aspects of TeleMental Health
  • Ethics of using Technology in Behavioral Health
  • HIPAA Compliance for Mental Health Professionals
  • Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Aspects of Selecting Technology
  • Emergency Management Planning for TeleMental Health
  • Screening for Fit for TeleMental Health Services
  • Ethical and Clinical Skills of Video and Phone Sessions

The THTC alumni have awarded our program with the top ratings for its high-quality content, delivery, instructor, and customer service.

If you do decide to watch the interview, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed speaking with Ray in the first place. I am grateful for this opportunity to speak about the International Therapist Directory and its place in helping people find a good therapeutic fit.

Happy New Year!

Josh.

Josh Sandoz, MA, LMHC received his MACP in 2008 from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and currently works in private practice in Seattle, Washington providing individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Specializing in working with those impacted by international mobility, he also curates www.internationaltherapistdirectory.com. Josh is a past president of the Board of Directors of COR, Center for Object Relations, and has been deeply involved with the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study. To round out these professional activities, since 2012, Josh has been singing alto on Sunday evenings with The Compline Choir at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral.