COUN 5840 Intro to Telemental Health Counseling
Chapter 1: Evaluation and Treatment in Telebehavioral Health
Reference: Maheu, M., Drude, K., Merrill, C, Callan, J. Hilty, D. (2020). Telebehavioral health: Foundations in theory & practice for graduate learners, (1st edition). Cognella
- Establish a crisis protocol for addressing mental health crises in a virtual mental health setting.
- Draft a detailed ‘policy” that communicates how you will address crises that present with future clients.
- Include how you will address suicidal/homicidal clients, child/adult abuse and neglect, and other issues of imminent threat/danger.
The following link provides an example of crisis protocol elements however, they are not definitive: https://telehealth.hhs.gov/providers/telehealth-for-behavioral-health/preparing-patients-for-telebehavioral-health/creating-a-telehealth-emergency-plan/. Just in case the link does not work, I added the document below.