CTiBS Blog

June 13, 2019

Telemental/telebehavioral health (TMH/TBH) is a mature, valid, reliable, and clinically effective way to practice healthcare (Hilty et al. 2013; American Telemedicine Association Practice Guidelines 2009, 2013). TMH is practiced by a wide range of MH fields—most commonly videoconferencing by stand-alone or Internet-based platforms. A review of TMH/TBH best practices was recently published (Luxton et al. 2016). Each profession has […]

Technology is rapidly becoming a key player in care delivery, lifelong learning, and education/training. The American Psychiatric Association Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Core Competencies include the use information technology and lifelong learning [1]. Current competency-based education (CBE) focuses on skills rather than on what is taught [2, 3]. Competency may be defined as a measurable human […]

January 20, 2019

In December of 2018, a number of recommendations were outlined in a government report sent by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor to the U.S. President. Titled the, Reforming Americans Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition, the 115-page report included specific recommendations of relevance to advocating for telehealth regarding the passage of […]

July 14, 2018

Are you a good/great writer looking to support the responsible use of technology in behavioral health and behavior science? If yes, we have a golden opportunity for you! CTiBS is a rapidly growing organization seeking a volunteer roving reporter to help us disseminate our news through traditional as well as digital venues. For more information […]

July 13, 2018

The Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science (CTiBS) in mid-2014 formed a Competencies Task Force to identify Telebehavioral health (TBH) competencies.  Task force members included interprofessionally-minded TBH authorities with notable TBH experience and scholarship. Members had faculty, regulatory, training, or policy experience. To assure the relevance of identified competencies, two drafts of the competencies were made […]

April 9, 2018

Mobile Applications in Behavioral Health: Evidence Base and Clinical Use Not sure which app is appropriate for you to recommend as a professional? Gain valuable insight on choosing and using mobile health apps by spending an hour with some of the profession’s leaders in best practices related to technology. Join these telehealth and technology experts […]

Law Firm of Epstein, Becker & Green Publishes Telemental Health Survey Law firm of Epstein, Becker & Green — A number of significant legal, regulatory, and policy issues are implicated by the use of telemental health services, including privacy and security, follow-up care, emergency care, the treatment of minors, and reimbursement. While telemental health touches on some […]

Think having a client portal and an EHR aren’t important? Think again. Not long ago, most therapists wrote progress notes by hand. We all had the image of Freud with his infamous note pad ingrained in us. Although my style has always been to write notes at the end of the day, I’ve actually had […]

The Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science (CTiBS) was formed in 2014 following a vote of non-support by the American Psychological Association (APA) to a request to start a new APA division focused on technology use in behavioral health. In response, CTiBS founders filed for non-profit corporate status, which now also has 501 (c)(3) status.  […]

The Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science (CTiBS) offers the healthcare provider community a interprofessional, international credentialing system for telebehavioral health.  Based on a foundation of rigorous criteria developed by a CTiBS task force composed of published experts in the field, the CTiBS Telebehavioral Health Credentialing Program offers a designation that is credible, comprehensive and […]