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: Enroll in this free course and create a free Clearly Clinical account
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Log into your Clearly Clinical account and achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and 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 audio podcast interview, which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via the 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.

  • Course Access Expiration

    Please note that you will have access to this free course for 30 days from when you sign up. If your access lapses, you are able to re-enroll.

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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$5 from every membership purchase will go straight to Feeding America

They're the ones who are dropping off boxes of food to people who can't leave their homes, and the ones procuring, making, and serving food to people without homes.
Feeding America CEU

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 #80500

Interviewer

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias 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. She operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBT population, and those with addictive disorders. Beth is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. She also has two young children, a super cool husband who does Clearly Clinical's audio work, a rescue dog, and a rescue cat.

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

  • CONVENIENT: All courses are 1-hour podcast episodes, available on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, and many others

  • AFFORDABLE: We are the least expensive unlimited CE option in the country

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

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

  • DIVERSE: We feature women and minority expert presenters

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