TeleBehavioral Health Summit

Emerging Challenges and Innovations in Virtual Care

Thank you to everyone who presented, attended, and moderated the successful inaugural TeleBehavioral Health Summit!

The free two-day, CME-accredited virtual Summit educated over 1600 attendees from all 50 states and 14 different countries! In case you missed The Summit, presentation recordings and PowerPoint slides are now available on our Past Events page.

(Unfortunately, CME credits are not available for recorded presentations)

Continuing Education

If you have any questions about The Summit’s Continuing Medical Education credits, please visit our Continuing Education and Accreditation page, for more information.

The TeleBehavioral Health Summit was a collaborative effort between the Behavioral Health Institute at Harborview Medical Center/UW Medicine, and the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC).

This event was generously sponsored by the Washington State Health Care Authority Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.

If you have any questions about The Summit, please email us at

The 2023 TeleBehavioral Health Summit Continuing Medical Education 

Continuing Category 1 Medical Education credits are available for a nominal fee. 

  • Accreditation with Commendation: The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Credit Designation: The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

If you have any questions about CME credits, please contact the CME office at

For attendees who completed the conference evaluation, a free Certificate of Attendance was made available to all who attended The Summit.

This Certificate of Attendance may be able to be used by various clinicians to meet licensure requirements. Please contact your licensing board to determine whether this Certificate of Attendance may be used to meet licensure requirements.

The University of Washington School of Medicine requires any person in control of content disclose any financial relationships with ineligible companies whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations.  Significant relationships include receiving from an ineligible company research grants, consultancies, honoraria and travel, or other benefits or having a self-managed equity interest in a company.  Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. The ACCME defines an ineligible entity as a company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.”

The University of Washington School of Medicine, as part of its accreditation from the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), is required to “mitigate” any conflicts prior to the educational program.  Therefore, in light of the relationships/affiliations designated, each person in control of content has attested that:

  • recommendations for patient care are based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning, while giving a fair and balanced view of diagnostic and therapeutic options;
  • all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in this educational activity in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation;
  • new and evolving topics for which there is a lower (or absent) evidence base are clearly identified as such;
  • content avoids advocating for, or promoting, practices that are not, or not yet, adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning;
  • content excludes any advocacy for, or promotion of, unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.
RoleDescription of Relationship
Speaker: Jay Shore – mitigatedBoard member/Author for American Psychiatric Press; 
Section editor for Springer Press Current Psychiatric Reports; 
Speaker and/or author for Medscape and Speak Up Reach Out
Speaker:  Peter Yellowlees – mitigated Advisor for Feel Technologies, and Minded Inc.
Speaker: Alison Lin – mitigatedConsultant for National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) via Alkermes grant (relationship ended)

No disclosures for Authors, Planners, or Reviewers

The following have indicated they do not have any relationships to disclose:

Speakers: Christy Armstrong, Jon Comer, Erika Shearer, Shilo Jordan, Johanna Folk, Jan Lindsay, Justin Tauscher, Mei Kwong, Kyle Zebley, Christa Natoli, Amritha Bhat, Viola Samson, Garret Spargo, Jen Erickson, Don Hilty

Authors: n/a

Planners and/or Reviewers: Brad Felker, Cara Towle, Topher Jerome, Michele Patience Staal, Nicki Perisho, Jaleen Johnson, Matt McCullough

All relevant financial relationships listed have been mitigated.