Learn the necessary systems, how to get started, and practical guidance about how to transition to online therapy

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    Many clinicians are needing to make rapid changes to their therapy practices to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Amber Lyda teaches therapists how to swiftly transition online ethically, legally and confidently. Listeners will learn how to navigate HIPAA, what type of software, hardware, and paperwork they need, and how navigate technical difficulties while connecting deeply with clients online. Practical tips and examples are also provided.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: List three or more types of software needed to deliver legally and ethically-compliant synchronous online therapy; Describe the process for transitioning face to face clients to Telehealth; List four or more resources for guidance about Telehealth regulations and requirements


    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, sponsor, or instructor. Regarding content: Dr. Amber Lyda is the administrator of a free Facebook group for online therapists, which she mentions as a potential resource during this course, and she has an affiliate relationship with iTherapy.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at info@clearlyclinical.com and we will do our best to assist you.

What Your Colleagues Have to Say About This Course

This was exactly what I thought it would be

DaShawn Wallace

This podcast may me feel so much better about being equipped to handle teletherapy immediately.

This podcast may me feel so much better about being equipped to handle teletherapy immediately.

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So helpful

Karen Sanders

This last few weeks has been so stressful, needing to start doing phone and video therapy. I learned so much from this. Thank you to Dr. Lyda and Clearly Clinical for releasing such a helpful course... and making it free!

This last few weeks has been so stressful, needing to start doing phone and video therapy. I learned so much from this. Thank you to Dr. Lyda and Clearly Clinical for releasing such a helpful course... and making it free!

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Clear concise excellent!

Fiona Jeyachandran

Excellent!

Elizabeth Hubert

Great suggestions and delivered in a practical format. Thank you!

Great suggestions and delivered in a practical format. Thank you!

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Expert Interviewee and Interviewer

Amber Lyda, PhD, PSY

Teletherapy Expert

Dr. Amber Lyda is a licensed psychologist in both Florida and North Carolina; her specialization is helping providers ethically and legally deliver online therapy to mental health clients. She has a B.S. from University of Florida, an M.S. from Nova Southeastern University, and a Psy.D. Nova Southeastern University (Doctorate of Psychology). She's worked in settings ranging from Intensive In-Patient Treatment facilities to University Counseling Centers.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

Why is Clearly Clinical the nation's premier CE provider?

  • CONVENIENT: All courses are 1-hour podcast episodes, available on all public podcast platforms

  • AFFORDABLE: We offer quality CE courses through a reasonably-priced membership

  • SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE: We donate to The Trevor Project for LGBTQIA+ youth suicide prevention

  • WOMEN-OWNED: We are founded and run by Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • DIVERSE: We highlight expert presenters from historically-marginalized communities

Dr. Lyda's Recommended Resources For Starting Your Online Practice


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