Telehealth: Law & Ethics in Action (6 hours)


Telehealth: Law & Ethics in Action (6 hours)

Price: $72.00

This course focuses on law and ethics in action, ensuring participants have the competence to put their legal and ethical requirements related to Telehealth into practice. The content builds on the foundational knowledge taught in our 3-hour Introduction to Telehealth course. Through audio lectures, printable materials, and role-play exercises, we equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to meet the highest standards of care in telehealth. This course fulfills the 6-hour law & ethics CE requirement for California therapists.

Amanda Rowan is an LCSW and the founder and CEO of the Therapist Development Center. Amanda graduated with honors from Dartmouth College, where she majored in Neuroscience. She earned her Master of Social Welfare degree at UCLA. Since founding the Therapist Development Center in 2008, Amanda has prepared more than 50,000 therapists nationwide to pass their state licensing exams.  She is a certified Gestalt Therapist who has worked with a wide variety of clients in various settings over the past 20 years.  She is a highly effective instructor with a passion for collaborating with seasoned therapists who understand what works because they do it daily.  

Michelle Seely (LMFT) is a licensed therapist with a private practice in Los Angeles. She is an experienced teacher of gestalt and meditation and has trained and supervised licensed therapists and associates in the US and internationally. She has served on the core faculty at the Pacific Gestalt Institute for over a decade. She is a contributing author to the academic anthology The Relational Heart of Gestalt Therapy (Routledge 2022). She was trained to teach Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) by the program’s developers, Kristin Neff, and Chris Germer, and has taught privately and with InsightLA Meditation. She is president emeritus of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles (GTILA), where she also served on the executive board for eight years.

This course is appropriate for mental health clinicians at all levels of experience who utilize telehealth in their practice.

Therapist Development Center, provider 1449, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Therapist Development Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/30/24-5/30/27. 

*The BBS accepts courses approved under ASWB ACE for all licensees in California (Social Workers, MFTs, and PCCs).


  1. Identify the benefits of telehealth
  2. List at least three challenges associated with telehealth
  3. Distinguish telehealth from other treatment modalities
  4. Determine the appropriateness of telehealth using a decision-making tree
  5. Describe the informed consent process for telehealth
  6. Address the challenges of telehealth as they relate to crisis issues


  1. Course Overview
  2. Benefits of Telehealth
  3. Challenges of Telehealth
  4. Modalities of Treatment
  5. Decision-Making Tree
  6. Legal Requirements
  7. Role Play: Informed Consent
  8. Role Play: Decision-Making Tree
  9. Role Play: Risk and Crisis
  10. Review of Risk and Crisis Issues
  11. Telehealth Platforms and Standard of Care

CE Credits: 6

REGISTRATION: Please register online at

HOW TO ACCESS THIS COURSE: Once registered, participants can download the course handouts and listen to recorded audio lectures. 

Price: $72

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: The participant can print their certificate of completion immediately after receiving a score of 80% or better on the posttest and completing the course evaluation.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you contact us before listening to the audio, you will receive a tuition refund less a $10 cancellation fee.

GRIEVANCE POLICY: Your satisfaction is our goal. To view our grievance policy, click here.

ADA Needs: We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please email 

DATE PUBLISHED: December, 2023

CONTACT INFORMATION: Therapist Development Center


Average: 5 (45 votes)
Jemma Elliot, Stevenson Ranch, California

Thank you for the course - detailed and informative.

Salina Cobbin, Woodland Hills, California

Learned new information.

Myra Robin Stevenson , San Francisco , California

Wonderful. So grateful for your courses!