CTiBS Blog

June 13, 2019

Telebehavioral health (TBH) in the form of synchronous video is effective, well received and a standard way to practice. Current guidelines and policies discuss the importance of good clinical, technical, and administrative components to care. A review of the TBH evidence-based literature across psychiatry/medicine, psychology, social work, counseling, marriage/family, behavioral analysis, and other behavioral sciences […]

In 2001, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report that highlighted the inadequacies of health care professional training and assessment of ongoing proficiency to enhance patient care and safety (IOM 2001). The IOM’s subsequent Health Professions Education Summit (HPES) then identified objectives for educational reform for the following health professionals in the United States: nurses, pharmacists, physician […]

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 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 […]