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Decorative - Woman video conferencing


This series offers a unique interactive experience that provides shared consultation to professionals delivering counseling in an online environment. The course is structured to provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and self-study activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to providing services using videoconferencing mediums. Participants will have the opportunity during the course to discuss specific “next steps” questions. The course is designed to show participants how to use the technology to deliver counseling services and take into consideration the objectives identified below.


Every Friday, April 5 – May 31, 2019 from 11:00 am -12:30 pm (MT) / 12:00 -1:30 pm (CT)


  • Understand and demonstrate the role of Tele-behavioral Health in the continuum of clinical services
  • Identify the professional code of conduct for specific professional association
  • Understand the legal and jurisdictional implications for individual practice
  • Identify, locate, and experience online support groups


  • Behavioral/Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, and Recovery Service Providers located in the Mountain Plains ATTC region: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming
  • Baseline knowledge of web-based videoconferencing for use in clinical practice
  • Support the idea of using technology to provide clinical services
  • Currently using videoconferencing and/or those who are going to incorporate videoconferencing into current treatment and recovery services


  • Prior to the first session on April 5th view a 20-minute video tutorial on how to use and maximize the videoconferencing platform
  • Attend a live one-hour Orientation to Technology Session on Friday, April 5th at 11:00 am MT/12:00 pm CT to demonstrate mastery of the basic technology skills required to participate
  • Commit to 8-weeks of training, for 1.5 hours weekly on scheduled series days/times and complete ONE hour of weekly learning activities
  • Access to appropriate technology to utilize online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone)
  • Be prepared and actively engage while on camera 90% of the scheduled series time

There is no cost to participate in a series: The first 40 registrants will receive a scholarship that covers the entire $350 cost of participation. As grant sponsored scholarship recipients and in order to receive continuing education hours, it is expected participants will view the 20-minute video tutorial; attend the live technology training; be prepared for and join each session; and actively engage in group discussions. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.

PLEASE NOTE: Registrants enrolled in this series are required to attend the first two sessions on April 5th and April 12th. If you cannot attend these sessions, you will forfeit your attendance. In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology by April 19th in order to fully participate and be on camera at least 90% of the time. This is not a webinar series and active participation to gain/improve skills are required.

If you have questions, please email the MPATTC Workwise Staff at or by phone at 775-784-6265 or 866-617-2816 (toll-free).

Continuing Education – The series has been approved for a total of 21 contact hours through the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) ACEP No. 6492. No credit will be awarded for non-attendance or partial attendance.

The knowledge and skills learned should be applied within the framework of any applicable Operating and/or Credentialing regulations in your State of practice.

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