Lucy R. Cannon, Ed.D, LCSW, CCDP-D, MATS CEO/Owner of LEJ Behavioral Health Services, LLC. Dr. Lucy R. Cannon is the CEO/Owner of LEJ Behavioral Health Services, LLC, a training and consulting company in Metropolitan Atlanta. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Georgia and Alabama.
Continuing Education Credits
Social Workers (ASWB ACE – 6 ETHICS CE Credits) *Note: This course satisfies the Telemental Health requirement for the GA Composite Board for Social Workers
Case Managers (CCMC – 6 ETHICS Hours)
Nurses (CA Board of Registered Nursing – 6 Contact hours)
Counselors (NBCC – 6 ETHICS/Telehealth Hours)
Attendance or applied credit certificate available for other credentials.
Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure transferability of CE credit.
Telemental Health (TMH) in recent years has become an increasingly popular and necessary way to provide services to clients with mental health and substance use disorders. It has been around in some manner or context from a historical perspective since the 1950’s (National Center for Telehealth & Technology). Historically it has been considered one of the possible solutions to meeting the needs of clients who are in need of mental health and substance related disorders treatment in rural cities in Alabama, Georgia and other states across the United States because of the shortage of mental health professionals. According to Quashie (2015), over the last few years, there has been a wider variety of care models—from hospitals establishing tele psychiatric assessment programs in their emergency departments to virtual networks of mental health professionals providing telemental health services to underserved areas to remote substance abuse counseling being provided to inmates in state prisons. “Telemental Health is a subset of telehealth that uses technology to provide mental health services from a distance. TMH includes terms such as telepsychology, tele psychiatry, and telebehavioral health.” (National Center for Telehealth & Technology). This workshop will focus on helping professional licensed practitioners’ gain a comprehensive understanding of the importance of telemental health and treatment implications for the clients they serve. Participants will also learn specific HIPAA Laws that are affiliated with digital marketing healthcare services. Participants will learn how to implement key processes and practices according to various ethical and clinical practices for their organizations based on state and federal TMH laws. Participants will be updated on relevant telemental health laws and guidelines. The use of YouTube videos, ethical case scenarios and group activities will be utilized throughout this training.