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NCTRC Webinar: Distance Counseling: Best Practices in Higher Education

May 16 2019

Hosted by the Heartland Telehealth Resource Center and Led by Dr. Kathryn (Tina) Alessandria & Dr. Larry Long, Jr., this webinar will discuss the recently developed distance counseling guidelines by the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA).


With the growing opportunities to meet student telebehavioral health needs via technology, HEMHA recently developed distance counseling guidelines. Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) is a consortium of nine partner organizations providing leadership to advance college mental health. Dr. Alessandria will share a roadmap of the guidelines, including benefits, limitations, and legal and ethical concerns regarding telemental health services with higher education students. Dr. Long will present practical considerations in implementing distance counseling within an academic medical center setting. He will describe broader health information technology innovations in the higher education setting. Both will include cultural considerations in assisting diverse students across geographies.

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