The Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners issued new rules effective March 31, 2021, stating, “If you are providing teletherapy services to clients located in LA, you must be licensed in LA and have board approval to provide teletherapy. Formerly, the governor and board made provisions to allow out-of-state licensees to provide teletherapy to patients who did not have a LA license. This was a federal and state response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” With depression, anxiety, and substance use on the rise, there could not be a worse time to create barriers for clinicians to provide teletherapy.
TPN.health responded immediately by providing two live virtual CE training to support the counselors in Louisiana to continue providing teletherapy services to their clients on April 5, 5pm-8pm and April 12, 5:30pm-8:30pm. Presented by Dr. Roy A. Salgado, Jr., LPC-S, LMFT-S, NCC, and Dr. Matt Morris, LPC, LMFT, this training will provide an overview of the guidelines, relevant laws, ethical considerations, and best practices to allow clinicians a basic foundation to practice or continue to practice teletherapy competently. More information about upcoming teletherapy trainings as well as registration can be found here.