2022-2023 Catalog 
    Mar 22, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog

Telemental Health- Advanced Practice Certificate

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School: California School of Forensic Studies

Modality(ies): Online

Calendar(s): 8-week term

CIP Code: 51.1599

Program Description/Overview

The California Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Behavioral Science, Public Safety, and Justice at the California School of Forensic Studies is dedicated to providing PRACTICAL forensic education and training to a broad range of professionals, including law enforcement, security professionals, first responders, human resource professionals, mental health professionals and medical practitioners.

The Institute’s Advanced Practice Certificates cover diverse subject areas, yet share a single objective: To support participants to effectively prevent and manage conflict and violence.

Many of the Advanced Practice Certificates are eligible for Continuing Education credit through the American Psychological Association (APA) and credit through the International Law Enforcement Education and Trainers Association (ILEETA). All are offered online by faculty experts who practice in the respective fields, and who bring their experience into the virtual classroom to transform theory into practice.

Certificates are accepted for transfer credit toward select 3-unit courses in CSFS’s Master of Science in Forensic Behavioral Science  or NA 2223 SUPP - Master of Science in Forensic Leadership and Administration . Up to two certificates can be transferred.

This certificate is designed for mental health professionals and students who want to gain a greater understanding of telemental health as a professional practice option.

Program Learning Outcomes/Goals

  1. Describe the basic elements of telemental health, including commonly used technologies.
  2. Analyze the relevant legal and ethical considerations associated with telemental health practices, including informed consent, HIPAA-HITECH, and multijurisdictional issues.
  3. Apply best evidence-based practices in the delivery of telemental health care.
  4. Assess best practices for addressing special circumstances when delivering mental health care via technology, including issues related to suicidality, homicidality, and other emergencies.

Professional Behavior Expectations/Ethical Guidelines

Respectful Speech and Actions: As an institution of higher education, the University has the obligation to combat racism, sexism, and other forms of bias and to provide an equal educational opportunity. Professional codes of ethics and the academic code shall be the guiding principles in dealing with speech or actions that, when considered objectively, are abusive and insulting.

Professional Behavior: This program is a graduate-level professional program, and each member of the program, both students and faculty, are expected to engage in professional behavior and conduct. Students should always display empathy, self-control, friendliness, generosity, cooperation, helpfulness, and respect in all of their interactions with other students, staff, and faculty. Students will strive to exemplify professional behavior in all aspects of their participation in this program, to be on time in all engagements, to thoughtfully and diligently complete activities and assignments, and to treat all other program members with respect and dignity.

Credit Units

Total Credit Units: 9

Total Core Credit Units: 9

Total Elective Credit Units: N/A

Total Concentration Credit Units: N/A

Curriculum Plan

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