A fternoon P lenary S ession 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. What Impact Does a New Congress to a New Administration Have on Behavioral Health Policy? Charles Ingoglia, MSW President & CEO National Council for Behavioral Health C ourse D escription : The behavioral health industry continues to adopt its offerings of ser- vices in response to the emergence of the novel coronavirus. How will a new Congress and Administration help or hinder continued access to behavioral health services? This session will answer this question, as well as provide a national perspective on trends. L earning O bjectives : At the end of this session, attendees will be able to: • Explain the major federal policy changes that have occurred re- lated to the delivery of mental health and substance use disorder treatment. • Describe the challenges that behavioral health organizations face when implementing new delivery methods. • Discuss the future of temporary federal policy changes related to telehealth, competition and value-based care within the behav- ioral health sector. T arget A udience : Social Workers, Counselors, Management, Fiscal A udience T arget L evels : Intermediate number and type of credits : 1 CE – General Social Work Practice B reak & V endor B rowsing 2:00 p.m.– 2:45 p.m.
W orkshops F – J 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. W orkshop F Making the Most of Online Behavioral Health Therapy Jeanine P. Miles, MS, LPC, CBC Director of Business Development and Practicing Licensed Clinician Center for Family Guidance, PC C ourse D escription : If you’re a behavioral health therapist who was suddenly thrust into the world of tele-therapy, you may be wondering whether you are as effective now as you were when all your sessions were held in person. Ms. Miles will share some tips and tricks for making sure you’re the best tele-therapist you can be. This session will help to set you and your clients up for success, starting with basic mechanics such as therapy room, sound lighting and camera positioning. She will review guidelines for best practices and address legal and ethical consid- erations. You will learn how to streamline your tele-therapy with a behavioral health electronic health record to ensure you are providing evidence-based care while simplifying behind-the-scenes work, such as documentation. L earning O bjectives : At the end of this session, attendees will be able to : • Identify at least three basic definitions used in tele-mental health. • List two risks to confidentiality when using technology. • Explain how to prepare a client for a video session. • Identify which of the technologies (video, e-mail, text messaging, phone) used today is preferred by insurance companies. T arget A udience : Social Workers, Counselors, Management A udience T arget L evels : Beginner, Intermediate number and type of credits : 1 CE – Clinical