As therapists navigate the changes and disruptions caused by COVID-19, TAMFT has gathered the following list of resources and important information for you.

Please note that the views, opinions, and resources included here do not necessarily reflect a TAMFT position, and not all resources have been thoroughly reviewed or vetted. We simply offer these resources as a compilation of items that may help you during this time. We encourage you to watch our Latest News page for updates as we learn more about telemental health requirements in Texas.

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  • Center for Counseling and Family Relationships Training: Telehealth, HIPAA, and PCI Standards Training Course. This courses meets the 15 hour requirement for TX LMFT and incorporates regulations and recommendations from Texas LMFT, NBCC Policies, AAMFT, ACA, AMFTRB, HIPAA, PCI, and HITECH.

  • How to Start a Telemental Health Practice, TAMFT FREE Course: This online course is FREE for active TAMFT members and just $10 for nonmembers and provides 1 CEU hour that can count toward the LMFT Board requirement.

  • Questions About Teletherapy in the Era of COVID-19 Q&A Webinar: This online course is FREE for active TAMFT members and just $10 for nonmembers and provides 1 CEU hour that can count toward the LMFT Board requirement.
  • BC-TMH: Board Certified - Telemental Health Training Content: Video-based telemental health is a rapidly growing field spanning multiple mental health disciplines. Today’s mental health professionals seek the best practices and credibility to offer safe and effective services to their clients.The Board Certified–Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH) credential is designed to meet this need.

  • Houston Galveston Institute Training Programs: The Houston Galveston Institute is offering the training materials from its Technology Assisted Services training without charge to help therapists transition their practices online. They have been teaching therapists how to develop their online practices for the past three years and now want to help. They are not charging anything for these materials, but ask that you consider making a donation to support their training programs (click here - Donate to HGI Training Programs). If you cannot afford to donate right now, they have email addresses for you to contact to be able to get the material for free. However, note that these materials will not make you eligible for the 15-hour CEUs certificate, which is required if you are an LMFT in Texas. Visit to get the materials.

  • How to Transition to a Telehealth Private Practice During COVID-19: FREE ecourse from Brighter Vision to help users set up their websites correctly and market themselves as they begin teletherapy practices.


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Barnett, J. E., & Kolmes, K. (2016). The practice of tele-mental health: Ethical, legal, and clinical issues for practitioners. Practice Innovations, 1(1), 53-66.

Gifford, V., Niles, B., Rivkin, I., Koverola, C., & Polaha, J. (2012). Continuing education training focused on the development of behavioral telehealth competencies in behavioral healthcare providers. Rural and Remote Health, 12, 1-15.

Inman, A. G., Soheilian, S. S., & Luu, L. P. (2018). Telesupervision: Building bridges in a digital era. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 292-301.

Lehaman, R. M., & Conceicao, S. C. O. (2010). Creating a sense of presence in online teaching. San Francisco,  CA: Jossey-Bass.

McClannon, T. W., Cheney, A. W., Bolt, L. L., & Terry, K. P. (2018). Predicting sense of presence and sense of community in immersive online learning environment. Online Learning, 22(4), 141-159.

Scholl, M. B., Hayden, S. C. W., & Clarke, P. B. (2017). Promoting optimal student engagement in an online counseling courses. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 56, 197-210.

Vincenzes, K. A., & Drew M. (2017). Facilitating interactive relationships with students online. Distance Learning, 14(4), 13-22.

Yates, A., Brindley-Richards, W., & Thistoll, T. (2014). Student engagement in distance-based vocational education. Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning, 18(2), 29-43.