Course curriculum

    1. Copy of Welcome!

    2. Handouts for our program

    3. Best Practices in Teletherapy (Friday 8/9/24)

    1. Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $60.00
  • 4 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content


Virtual via Zoom

This is a live, interactive, training presented through Zoom as an online Webinar. Zoom recommends having a broadband wired/wireless connection, speakers, and a microphone to effectively participate via this platform. (requirements listed on zoom’s website here:

Program Summary:

Mental health providers (social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, etc.) who wish to use teletherapy are legally and ethically expected to have competence/training in the area. This training reviews legal and ethical guidelines that shape teletherapy, as well as best practices for maximizing effectiveness. Legal and ethical guidelines will be reviewed, as will recommendations for the use of technology, setting up an adequate teletherapy space, gathering informed consent and maintaining effective documentation and communication practices. Lastly, strategies to incorporate self-care (and minimize burnout) while maximizing effectiveness will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will distinguish research into mental health concerns that can be addressed effectively via teletherapy.

  • Participants will identify best practices for setting up a space for teletherapy.

  • Participants will recognize considerations for assessing whether a client is appropriate for teletherapy.

  • Participants will distinguish recommendations for troubleshooting common issues in teletherapy.

  • Participants will summarize the added challenges of boundaries and multiple relationships as it relates to teletherapy.

  • Participants will define strategies for establishing, maintaining, and communicating teletherapy boundaries (including self-care).

Audience & Skill Level


This program is intended for mental health practitioners (primarily counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists) of all experience levels. There are no pre-requisite trainings or prior expectations for providers to attend and benefit from this course.

Course Outline & Agenda

  • 9:00-9:30 Definitions & Discussing the Evolution of Teletherapy 
  • 9:30-10:00 Reviewing Ohio Laws & Rules governing Teletherapy 
  • 10:00-10:30 Reviewing ACA, NASW, and AAMFT codes of ethics as they apply to Teletherapy 
  • 10:30-11:30 Discussing Best Practices for the use of technology, preparing appropriate spaces, and appropriate methods for collecting informed consent, communication practices, etc.  
  • 11:30-12:00 Discussing Boundaries & Multiple Relationships as it relates to Teletherapy 
  • 12:00 Q&A and Evaluations 

To receive course credit, participants must complete the following:

  • Attend the Entire Program

  • Complete the Course Evaluation

  • Once completed and evaluation is received, certificates are released within seven business days.


Kasandra David


Kasandra David MSW, LISW-S is a clinical director at mindfully as well as the lead clinician for our Radically-Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT) team. Kasandra has experience working with a wide variety of clients within numerous different settings. She is passionate about helping fellow providers sharpen their clinical skills and combines her clinical experience with a conversational teaching style to make concepts digestible and more easily applied in clinical settings.

Charles J. Potter


Charles J. (CJ) Potter is one of the clinical directors at Mindfully and a practicing Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervisor (LPCC-S). Part of CJ’s responsibilities at Mindfully includes staying abreast of best practices (including legal and ethical considerations) that impact clinical practice. In this session, CJ shares those insights as they relate specifically to clinical supervision of mental health providers (Counselors, Social-Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists).

Program Approvals

Ohio CSWMFT Approval 

This training is approved for counselor, social work, and marriage and family therapy continuing education.In addition, it is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for chemical dependency continuing education. Check CE Broker for detailed breakdown of CE types (provider number50-24074). 

ASWB ACE Approval 

Mindfully (ACEP provider #1862), is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 6/27/2023 – 6/27/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits. 

NBCC ACEP Approval

Mindfully Academy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7322. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Mindfully Academy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

For more information

Individuals with comments/questions/concerns can contact Mindfully Academy via the information provided below:

[email protected] 


Charles Potter (Program Coordinator) [email protected] 

  • Grievance policy: If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please feel free to share this with us via email: [email protected] or via telephone: 513-939-0300, or via your program evaluation.  All complaints will receive a response within seven business days outlining actions taken and proposed responses which may include issuing a refund, credits for future trainings, updating course content or taking appropriate action with presenters, among others. 
  • Request for Accommodations: Should any accommodations enhance your program experience, please contact us via email: [email protected] or via telephone: 513-939-0300, to explore what options you may have. 


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