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Advanced Telehealth Course
Online Course
$959.94 USD
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Online Course
PESI Rehab
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[+] [-] 056650 - Telehealth for Children and Adolescents: A How to Guide for School-Based OTs, SLPs, PTs and Mental Health Professionals
  1. Advocate for the telehealth delivery model with concrete and research based information. 
  2. Choose the best way to incorporate a gross motor exercise into your virtual therapy session. 

[+] [-] 056655 - Telehealth for Teens, Parents and Groups
  1. Investigate websites, applications and platforms used to conduct Teletherapy and discover which are HIPAA regulated and confidential.  
  2. Demonstrate two Art Therapy techniques that you can facilitate online to enhance the treatment of your clients. 
  3. Build confidence using technology to effectively combine art and traditional talk therapy while running online groups and individual sessions. 

[+] [-] 056660 - Telehealth: Successful Treatment for Children with Moderate to Severe
  1. Demonstrate why candidacy and efficacy of teletherapy may be higher for those with more complex diagnoses. 
  2. Integrate strategies to motivate and engage children within sessions, train caregivers, and develop home plans to promote carryover for various settings and needs. 

[+] [-] 056665 - Telehealth Meets Play Therapy
  1. Determine the benefits of providing play therapy on a digital platform.  
  2. Apply directive and non-directive play therapy interventions to use in telehealth therapy sessions with children and adolescents. 
  3. Develop interventions for challenging clinical scenarios in telehealth, including resistance and crisis intervention.  

[+] [-] 056670 - Telehealth for Children and Families: Strategies to Balance Digital Learning and Sensory Smart Movement
  1. Summarize the 3 key factors to optimizing telehealth sessions
  2. Design a treatment plan outline to support state regulation and the brain-body connection while promoting recovery from screen time and skill demands
  3. Utilize appropriate coding for reimbursement and compliance

[+] [-] 056680 - Telehealth with Children & Adolescents
  1. Develop practices for managing potential legal and ethical risks when providing mental health services for children and adolescents via telehealth.  
  2. Utilize therapeutic interventions for client engagement and meeting treatment goals on a virtual platform.  
  3. Revise standard crisis intervention protocol to meet clients’ needs and ensure safety via distance therapy.   

[+] [-] 056650 - Telehealth for Children and Adolescents: A How to Guide for School-Based OTs, SLPs, PTs and Mental Health Professionals

Solve Technology, Access, Ethics and Confidentiality Challenges 

  • Access to service 
  • Overcome a lack of equipment and resources in telehealth sessions 
  • How to ensure confidentiality for home-based sessions 
  • Build rapport using the telehealth service delivery mode 
  • Aligning telehealth with school standards 
  • Ethical issues you need to know 

Telehealth Toolkit: 

Successfully Convert Your Therapeutic Activities to the Virtual Space 

  • Controlling the environment 
  • Motivating kids through technology 
  • Tips for creating efficient treatment plans 
  • How to incorporate exercises into your virtual therapy session 
  • Manage small groups via telehealth 
  • Strategies for involving the caregiver  
  • Working with younger and high needs students 

[+] [-] 056655 - Telehealth for Teens, Parents and Groups

Building Online Therapeutic Skills 

  • Create a safe place for you and client while online 
  • Providing clear Instructions and gathering materials  
  • Setting limits and expectations 

Tele Art Therapy Interventions  

  • Teens, Individuals, Parents and Groups - Includes case studies 
    • Fears and anxiety of unknown  
    • Processing panic attacks 
    • Responding to past and current trauma 
    • Connecting and finding support while isolated 

Telehealth – Websites, Platforms and Applications 

  • Platforms that are HIPAA Regulated and Confidential 
  • Platforms that are NOT HIPAA Regulated and Confidential 
  • The laws and ethics 
  • Maintain a consistent and reliable income while working remotely 

[+] [-] 056660 - Telehealth: Successful Treatment for Children with Moderate to Severe

Teletherapy is Here to Stay  

  • Improved accessibility of services  
  • Functional communication is key to long-term success 
  • Collaboration and coaching take the lead 

Dispelling Misconceptions   

  • Teletherapy is as good or better than traditional service delivery models 
  • Children are getting better faster with Teletherapy. Why? 
  • Children with more complex disorders and diagnoses benefit more from teletherapy than traditional service delivery models  

Improved Accessibility of Services  

  • Factors leading to fewer cancellations and interruptions of services  
  • Access to specialized services and populations is enhanced   
  • Shorter and more frequent sessions per week for effective and lasting outcomes

[+] [-] 056665 - Telehealth Meets Play Therapy

Optimizing Your Telehealth Sessions from the Start 

Setting up your space (and why it matters) 

Preparation for virtual sessions 

  • Games that require little-to-no material 
  • Planning ahead for connectivity disruption 
  • Boundaries and child-centered limit setting 

How to structure a teletherapy session 

Adjusting expectations and outcome

Creative Teleplay Interventions for your Virtual Toolbox 

Demonstrations and resources, including: 

  • Movement and regulation 
  • Creative and expressive arts 
  • Interactive choice boards, like PPT 
  • Sandtray  
  • Games, LEGO®, and other play techniques 
  • Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) 
  • Mindfulness techniques 
  • And more!

Troubleshooting Common Scenarios 

What to do when:  Resistance, hyperactivity, limit testing, crisis intervention, and more 

Teleplay with non-verbal children 

Clinician self-care (screen time is exhausting!) 

[+] [-] 056670 - Telehealth for Children and Families: Strategies to Balance Digital Learning and Sensory Smart Movement

Prepare and Be Present 

  • Shifting from direct service to facilitated therapy and coaching 
  • Internalizing the challenges and opportunities when collaborating with parents 

Strategic Planning for Improved Treatment Outcomes and Carryover  

  • A 3-phase approach using Body Activated LearningTM 
  • Balancing technology with sensory smart movement 

Collaboration Techniques for Empowering Parents 

  • Promoting a therapeutic alliance through preparation 
  • Guiding parents to stay present and connected 
  • Effective parent communication to enhance therapeutic value 

Following Informed Billing practices and Payer expectations for pediatric telehealth 

  • Identify payor differences in coding and their impact on treatment planning 
  • Considerations and opportunities for school-based telehealth 

[+] [-] 056680 - Telehealth with Children & Adolescents

Logistics, Managing Legal/Ethical Risk, and Getting Paid 

  • Choosing the right platform – benefits and risks 
  • Releases and why informed consent matters more than ever 
  • Insurance, billing codes, and modifiers 
  • Can you ensure confidentiality?  
  • Common ethical dilemmas 

Must-Have Telehealth Interventions for Maximum Therapeutic Progress 

  • 10 first-session tips you can’t miss 
  • Creative engagement strategies for every age 
  • Family interventions that translate across the screen 
  • Groups:  Setting virtual norms and getting clients engaged 
  • And more! 

Troubleshooting Common Scenarios 

  • What to do when things just aren’t going smoothly 
  • Resistance, hyperactivity, limit testing, and more 
  • Crisis intervention  



Tracey Davis, MOT, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist and the Director of Clinical Affairs for TalkPath Live, a telehealth company offering virtual OT, PT, Speech, and Mental Health/Counseling services to schools and private pay clients. She is the owner of Global Therapy Consultants and provides structured literacy tutoring and therapy services both in person and via telehealth using secure video conferencing software.

Tracey offers in person training, webinars, and consultations to teachers, therapists, psychologists, and families in the areas of dyslexia, learning differences, trauma-informed care, and telehealth services, and presents at professional conferences and guest lectures at universities. She is active in the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Telemedicine Association Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group. In addition to significant experience in the areas of dyslexia and learning differences, trauma informed care, and telehealth, Tracey holds a Level I Mentorship certification from the STAR Institute, a sensory based organization. She often incorporates sensory processing treatment strategies into structured literacy tutoring sessions, using her knowledge of neurological systems to enhance the learning of children with dyslexia.

Tracey received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1998, followed by a Master’s of Occupational Therapy in 1999. She has been working in the field of pediatric occupational therapy since that time, in various settings and with all ages of children around the world. Tracey pursued training in Orton-Gillingham based tutoring several years ago after 2 of her 4 children were identified as having dyslexia.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tracey Davis is the owner of Global Therapy Consultants. She has an employment relationship with Growing Healthy Children Therapy Services; and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Ms. Davis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Tracey Davis is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.


Pamela Malkoff Hayes, MFT, ATR-BC is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in the state of California and a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). Her specialties include: alcohol and drug addictions, relationship and parenting, depression and anxiety, grief, LGBTQ, gender identity and sexuality. She is also a court-certified Sexual Abuse Evaluator and trained in Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

Over the course of her 25+ year career, she has worked in schools, hospitals, prison, foster and residential care, and private practice. She is a noted speaker and educator, lecturing throughout the United States. She has taught art therapy courses at Phillips Graduate University, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Chicago School for Professional Psychology. She has written several books and produced DVDs on Art Therapy. She stars in the video podcast, “3 Minute Art Therapy”, and was recently featured on “The Science of Happiness/SoulPancake” as the expert Art Therapist.

Ms. Malkoff lives in Los Angeles where she has a private practice and provides art therapy groups to multiple agencies. She has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Parsons School of Design in New York, NY and Otis/Parsons in Los Angeles, CA and a Graduate Degree in marriage and family therapy and art therapy from The Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Pamela Malkoff Hayes is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Pamela Malkoff Hayes has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Jennifer Gray M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and owns and operates Grays Peak Speech Services, LLC, a private practice, in northern Colorado. Jennifer and her team of SLPs deliver speech, language, and feeding interventions to those with communication and eating difficulties. They practice in Early Intervention settings, home and community settings, and via teletherapy/telepractice/telehealth. Jennifer has worked with those with Down syndrome and their families for the past 13 years to encourage, reinforce, and develop better ways to access spoken language, speech clarity, and oral functioning. She specializes in expanding communication abilities of those with limited expressive language by meeting each child and family in natural settings to enhance functional outcomes and promote independence. While most of her work has been with young children, she is also passionate about helping teens and adults use and maintain clear speech, develop social relationships, improve cognitive and memory skills as well as promote better self-awareness and self-care habits.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Gray is owner of Gray Peak Speech Services, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jennifer Gray is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).


Cheryl Catron, M.Ed., LPCC-S, RPT-S, is a long-time educator and mental health clinician who has over 19 years serving students with a wide variety of academic and mental health needs. In her most recent role as a school-based mental health clinician, she provided therapy and support services for K-5 students with differing clinical issues including depression, anxiety, social skills, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. In addition to this, Ms. Catron also served as a consultant for and collaborator with teachers, paraprofessionals and other school staff members. Drawing on her experience as a teacher, school counselor, and mental health clinician, Ms. Catron provided insightful guidance to develop and implement effective classroom-based strategies that facilitate improved behavioral and academic performance for students with a variety of needs including giftedness, learning disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disturbances.

Cheryl is licensed as both a Professional Clinical Counselor and Supervisor in the state of Ohio and a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor through The Association for Play Therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Secondary Education and her Master of Education degree in School Counseling & Professional Counseling from Ohio University.

She and her husband have recently founded a nonprofit organization, Foothold International, that serves indigenous communities in Kenya, East Africa. Ms. Catron is collaborating with the local government to develop community mental health response systems as well as trauma sensitivity to their outreach programs. She provides mental health training to teachers, health workers, and law enforcement personnel.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cheryl Catron has an employment relationship with Foothold International. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cheryl Catron has a family member who was diagnosed with juvenile bipolar disorder.


Sophia Ansari, LPCC, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and is the Co-founder of the Let’s Play Therapy Institute. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She provides workshops on play therapy to mental health professionals and educates parents and teachers on the importance of play as it relates to development and learning in the school setting. She is a passionate research trainer who has bridged her knowledge of neuroscience and creative therapies to provide in-depth, highly experiential trainings at local, state and national events and conferences.

Sophia co-hosts Hero Nation, a podcast on the Geek Therapy Network, which celebrates diversity in the media and explores how to use geek culture in therapy. She co-authored the chapter, “Flourishing After the Origin Story: Using Positive Psychology to Explore Well-being in Superheroes and Supervillains” in the book, Using Superheroes and Villains in Counseling and Play Therapy: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (edited by Lawrence C. Rubin).

Sophia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wright State University and her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sophia Ansari has an employment relationship with the Let’s Play Therapy Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sophia Ansari has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT, Certified Tomatis Consultant is an occupational therapist, providing advanced clinical evaluation and intervention in the area of sensory integration and learning. She graduated from Boston University in 2003 with a bachelor’s in occupational therapy and continued to advance her clinical knowledge through self-study, mentorship, certification in sensory integration theory and practice, certification in the Tomatis method and Tomatis-based auditory interventions.

In 2011, she opened a private occupational therapy clinic, providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sensory processing disorders and related disabilities such as Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Executive Function deficits. She possesses advanced knowledge in visual-vestibular integration treatment techniques, treatment of postural-ocular and functional visual skill deficits, and intervention to address sensory-motor-perceptual factors contributing to dyslexia and dysgraphia. She provides independent educational occupation therapy evaluations across Fairfield County, CT and consults with school teams to optimize school-based intervention strategies and treatment techniques. In spring 2018, she presented a case study utilizing the Tomatis Method and sensory integrative occupation therapy at the Tomatis International Convention in Warsaw, Poland.

In 2015, she authored The Body Activated Learning Handbook and continues to develop programming, educational supports, and trainings for educators and related service professionals based on the Body Activated Learning™ approach. She currently presents to educators, therapists, and nurses on the impact of sensory processing on learning and development and helps them optimize classroom and treatment strategies to support a neurologically diverse generation using Body Activated Learning™. Most recently, she presented at the Developmental Disabilities Nursing Association of CT on using Body Activated Learning to enhance programming and facilitate independence when working with adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Aubrey Schmalle is the owner of Sensational Achievements, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Aubrey Schmalle is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association; and the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association.


Jay Berk, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and an internationally recognized expert in the child/adolescent behavioral field who brings both a clinical and education perspective to his work with children, adolescents and their families. For over 25 years, Dr. Berk has been treating clients with ODD, ADHD, autism, anxiety and stress, depression, learning disabilities, Tourette’s Syndrome and individuals who have multiple impairments. He conducts 15 social skills/mental health groups for children and adolescents and works daily with school and community professionals, families and parents. Dr. Berk continually consults for several school districts. In his private practice, in Beachwood, Ohio, he provides therapy for children, adolescents, families, testing and evaluation, school consultation as well as an alternative educational program.

Dr. Berk presents nationally on the topics of autism, disruptive behavior disorders, mental health issues in the classroom, ODD and social skills competency. In his workshops, he teaches professionals who work with children and adolescents, practical treatment and intervention strategies. He has been invited to present at hundreds of schools and conferences including being a repeated consultant to the Department of Education in Hawaii. As a past consultant to the United Nations, Dr. Berk authored a manual for UNICEF that was used by teachers working with children throughout Bosnia during the war. He has also worked in London, England with defiant teenagers; Kristiansand, Norway with traumatized youth; and the American Red Cross with trauma response.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Jay Berk maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Jay Berk is a member of the American Psychological Association.


Goali Saedi Bocci, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, author, millennial expert, TEDx speaker, and media personality. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University. Dr. Saedi Bocci is the author of the Digital Detox Deck (2019), The Social Media Workbook for Teens (2019), PhDiva (2015), and the forthcoming The Positivity Workbook for Teens (2020). You can learn more about her work at
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
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[+] [-] 056650 - Telehealth for Children and Adolescents: A How to Guide for School-Based OTs, SLPs, PTs and Mental Health Professionals
[+] [-] 056655 - Telehealth for Teens, Parents and Groups
[+] [-] 056660 - Telehealth: Successful Treatment for Children with Moderate to Severe
[+] [-] 056665 - Telehealth Meets Play Therapy
[+] [-] 056670 - Telehealth for Children and Families: Strategies to Balance Digital Learning and Sensory Smart Movement
[+] [-] 056680 - Telehealth with Children & Adolescents
[+] [-] 086030 - Digital Detox Card Deck
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