In-Home Therapy, Home Visits, or Home-Based Therapy
Online Course Materials: Articles Audios Articles
Developed by Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
Course fulfills, fully or in part, the Ethics & Law requirements for psychologists in CA and for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and addiction counselors in other states. Verify requirements with your state board.
This course is offered as part of a Boundaries in Psychotherapy Certificate Program of 57 CE Credit Hours.
General Course Description
This introductory 3 CE course covers the growing practice of home-based, home-visit or in-home psychotherapy, an alternative psychotherapy that is increasingly covered by third party insurers, including Medicare. Participants will learn the unique advantages and potential pitfalls.
Articles and podcast interviews, including an interview with one of the home-based or home visit therapy pioneers, Annette Conway, cover its uses and unique advantages (transcript provided).
The course discusses such critical issues as boundaries, therapist safety, maintaining confidentiality, and the broader role of the home-based therapy practitioner as contrasted to the in-office therapist. Additional resources and references are provided for further study, but they are not part of the course.
- This course will teach the participant to
- Define home-based therapy.
- Differentiate between home-based and office-based therapy.
- Distinguish which clients and situations are suitable for home-based therapy.
- Definition of home-based therapy
- Specific populations best suited for home-based therapy
- Special considerations when conducting home-based therapy
- Therapist safety
- Boundary issues
- Home-based therapy with geriatric populations
- Third party reimbursements
- Collaboration with health professionals
- Therapy with family as well as primary patient
- The research on home-based therapy
- Special populations
- Working with multi-problem families