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Teletherapy: Best Practices for Student Success

12:00pm - April 12, 2021 thru 2:00pm - April 13, 2021 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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The Great Lakes MHTTC offers this training in partnership with WAFCA for behavioral health professionals in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. 

The pandemic has required that we all shift quickly to telehealth to support the mental health of our students and families. In the shuffle, attention to best practice and engagement hasn’t been easy! This training will cover not only the legal requirements for telehealth and how to maintain confidentiality, but also:

  • how to set up a space for telehealth,
  • how to improve engagement with clients of all ages using technology,
  • tips on how to approach some of the more sensitive topics facing our students (such as abuse and suicidality)

By the end of this training, you will feel confident in your ability to use telehealth and have tools to engage with students and families effectively. 

Training Webinar: April 12-13, 2021*
 12:00pm – 2:00pm CST each day

Monthly Consultation: May 4, June 1, July 6, and August 2, 2021 (first Tuesday of May-August)
12:00pm - 1:00pm CST each day

*Webinar attendance is required to attend consultation

Learning Objectives:

 • Understand HIPAA requirements, Informed Consent, and documentation/paperwork for telehealth

• Identify the positive benefits and potential challenges associated with telehealth and how to address challenges

• Understand the best environment for telehealth sessions with students

• Learn how to enhance student / family engagement for telehealth sessions

• Consider modifications for audio-only services with students and families

• Build skills to approach especially sensitive topics (abuse, suicidality) in a virtual setting

• Learn about the impacts of telehealth on providers and strategies for self-care and well-being

This training is offered in response to a need for telehealth training identified by stakeholders in our region.


Lisa AndersonLisa Anderson has been in the Human Services field for over twenty-five years with an eclectic professional work experience within different systems. She has in worked in public, non-profit, medical and private practice sectors. Lisa weaves her knowledge of systems into her presentations to break down silos and develop team building between systems. 

Lisa is passionate about training and is an energetic and interactive trainer who uses humor and storytelling to engage and entertain the audience while they are learning.

Read more about Lisa Anderson here.


Continuing Education:

This training qualifies for 4 hours of continuing education. WAFCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6778. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.