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Telemental Health Certification Course: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Virtual Sessions with Children, Adolescents and Families

Amy Marschall, PsyD
12 Hours 19 Minutes
Dec 21, 2020
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You could handle anything a child or teen client threw at you in your office. From extreme disengagement to hyperactivity, you could overcome any client challenge and your office was equipped with every potential game, tool or intervention to immediately engage, calm, or respond to a client. Given your extensive education, training and experience… why are you not achieving those results in a telehealth setting?

Now you can. Whether you’re managing clients with ADHD, ODD or any disruptive behavioural orders… learn how to setup, establish and optimize a telehealth practice for kids, teen and family therapy. And, upon completing this two-day seminar, you can receive instant credibility and authority with a telemental health certification!

This online certification course provides comprehensive yet easy-to-understand instructions on everything you need to know right now about practising telemental health including ethics, technical & logistical setup, safety concerns and so much more.

ADDITIONALLY – you get access to practical, tested and updated telehealth interventions for children, adolescents and their parents. Upon completing this seminar, you can instantly implement unique technical strategies for Zoom, and other technology platforms, to elevate – and sustain – client engagement. You will leave this seminar with a robust telehealth toolbox that adapts your “in-person” interventions into a virtual setting. You will achieve improved clinical outcomes with effective telehealth practices in talk therapy, play therapy, and nondirective play therapy.

Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of using telemental health in mental health counselling. Professional standards apply. Visit for details. 

Sign up today and get the skills and confidence you need to successfully help your clients with the power of telemental health! 


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 12.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Sioux Falls Psychological Services

Amy Marschall, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in South Dakota, working primarily with children and adolescents. She is trained in trauma-informed care as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and in 2017 became certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In her clinical practice, Dr. Marschall works with survivors of abuse, families in the foster care system, children with incarcerated parents, clients dealing with high-conflict divorce or separation, and those growing up with other chronic stressors and traumas.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Amy Marschall is the founder of Resiliency Mental Health and has employment relationships with RMH Therapy, Sioux Falls Psychological Services, Spring Health, ADHD Online, A Change for Better, and Mi World. She is a consultant with VeryWell Mind and receives royalties as a published author. Amy Marschall receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Amy Marschall has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Appraise the legal and ethical challenges posed by telehealth for mental health professionals in a clinical setting.
  2. Specify youth safety and HIPAA compliance challenges associated with telemental health and its clinical implications.
  3. Analyze the evidence supporting the effectiveness of telemental health for children, adolescents, and families as it relates to clinical treatment.
  4. Analyze the utilization of technology in your sessions, both the hardware and software of telehealth to determine the best fit for individual practitioners.
  5. Determine the clinical implications of the unique policies and procedures needed for telehealth.
  6. Integrate play therapy interventions in a telehealth setting to promote communication skills in clients.
  7. Appraise privacy, security and confidentiality concerns related to technology use in clinical practice.
  8. Differentiate how client expectations differ for telehealth as compared to in-person therapy and what that means for clinical treatment.
  9. Assess and implement therapeutic game interventions in a telehealth environment.
  10. Assess and implement non-directive play therapy techniques in a telehealth environment.
  11. Assess and implement talk therapy techniques with children and adolescents in a telehealth setting.
  12. Demonstrate how to implement parent interventions to assess accurate real time information of child’s symptoms.


Getting Started

  • Benefits vs. Risks to children of using telemental practices and the internet in general
  • Dependency concerns
  • Telemental health as a business
  • Current research in support and pitfalls of telemental health
  • Multicultural & Environmental factors

Legal & Ethical Considerations

  • Review and Adoption of Code of Ethics
  • Legal implications of practising across state lines
  • Your privacy and data security considerations
  • HIPAA compliance for kids & their parents
  • Articulating and managing boundaries

Logistics: Setting up & Practicing Telehealth

  • Technology competence for the clinician
  • Computer, hardware and software recommendations
  • Internet connectivity, encryption & privacy protections
  • Developing the practice of clinical telemental health
  • Explaining telemental health to youth & their parents

Informed Consent & Special Issues

  • How is consent different with telemental health?
  • Informed consent & intake process
  • Addressing patient privacy
  • Optimal office setup for Zoom
  • Adapting counselling/therapy theory and techniques to telemental health

Safety Planning – For You & Your Patient

  • Suitability screening for your client
  • Patient age guidelines
  • Policies and procedures that protect yourself, your license and the client
  • Emergency and crisis action plans
  • Addressing self-harm & suicidal ideations

Age Appropriateness

  • Telehealth options for young children (under five)
  • Delivery methods and platforms for squirmy or disengaged kids
  • Severe decompensation
  • Practical & strategic solutions for family parenting skills’ sessions

Navigating Traditional vs. Digital Talk Therapy Interventions

  • CBT techniques that work onscreen
  • Worksheets & Homework
  • Digital activities that elevate traditional interventions
  • Reading therapeutic children’s books
  • Team Building Exercises
  • Frustration Tolerance Exercises

Adapting Play Therapy with Online Games

  • Chess & enhancing technical limitations to improve therapy
  • Pictionary & other art therapy modalities
  • Connect Four, Uno & engaging kids with physical objects
  • Zoom & Non-directive play therapy

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Pastoral Counselors
  • Chaplains/Clergy
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Thanatologists
  • Funeral Directors

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