Shop Talk: Trevor Colhoun
Executive Chairman and CEO, Trusted Provider Network
Tell us a little about the Trusted Provider Network. New Orleans-based TPN is a professionally licensed, digital behavioral health clinician network and database. As traditional in-person networking opportunities are placed on hold, counselors and clinicians must search elsewhere to find the correct referral for their patients.
What is your role within TPN? My overall mission is to improve behavioral health outcomes. I work toward TPN having a national reach every day.
Why should clinicians and providers use this service? Verified, licensed clinicians can easily search the clinician and treatment-provider database to locate the best fit for their patient’s needs. They can attract new clients through referrals, showcase their knowledge through research articles and receive endorsements and recognition for accreditations. In addition, just as the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting the U.S., TPN began offering free, virtual continuing-education events created to help and inform counselors and clinicians. These events feature behavioral health specialists that are serving on the frontline. Some of these include: Behavioral Health Impact of COVID-19; Practice Guidelines for Telecounseling and Telemental Health: Legal and Ethical Considerations; and Governmental Responses to Ease Regulatory Roadblocks During COVID-19 Emergency.
What makes TPN unique from other clinician search engines? TPN stands out by digitally connecting licensed professionals with the referrals and education they need to get patients personalized care instantly. As behavioral health is personalized and relationship-based, it’s crucial that clinicians have the ability to continue to expand their network from the comfort of their own home. The network also offers free access to CEs, workshops and mentorship opportunities.
Who can apply to be a part of TPN? Counselors, therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses and doctors licensed under a governing body, as well as verified court advocates and current graduate students who can access the platform with a view-only membership.
Is there anything else you’d like us to know? By hosting these free online events, we hope to raise awareness amongst the behavioral health community, as well as their patients, of the issues that will arise from this pandemic and how TPN is connecting people in order to fight through it.
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