Articles Tagged "telehealth"

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Aug 3, 2020

Spring brought to our nation’s Capital the 37th annual APA Practice Leadership Conference (PLC), which is always the highlight of my professional year. I especially appreciate the enthusiastic support of Susan Lazaroff and Dan Abrahamson for sharing this exciting experience with our next generation of military psychology and nursing leaders during their graduate student days […]

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Aug 3, 2020

Online psychotherapy is not new. Group therapy using videoconferencing is not new. What is new, however, is having to start online treatment for the first time in the midst of a global pandemic. Usually, before COVID-19, therapists who provided telehealth services had gone through a planned and thoughtful process of figuring out online work, including […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified anxiety and stressors across the community and resulted in a growing need for psychological interventions via telehealth.  Perinatal families, a population vulnerable to stressors and mental health difficulties even when the world is not facing a pandemic, are particularly vulnerable during the current public health crisis. Perinatal Anxiety During an […]

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Apr 15, 2019

Colleagues with Exceptional Vision One of the advantages of being personally involved within the governance of APA, at either the national or state level, is that, over time, one becomes exposed to the wide range of professional issues which each of the nation’s health care professions must eventually address. The recent announcement by Walmart, for […]

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Oct 17, 2018

The more than 12,300 colleagues who attended the 126th annual APA convention in San Francisco were especially fortunate to be gently reminded, especially during the remarkable Opening Session, why we had chosen psychology many years ago. The Keynote address by Attorney Bryan Stevenson provided an emotionally moving glimpse into the lives of those caught up […]

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Apr 7, 2017

Psychotherapy technology has been rapidly developing for several years now, and few things shift as fast as tech. To help catch us all up, I have compiled updated information on a few tech topics of interest to psychotherapists. The Year of Telemental Health It’s probably fair to dub 2017 the year of telemental health. I […]

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Dec 31, 2016

The Importance of Pursuing One’s Passion It is exciting to reflect upon the challenges which dedicated colleagues have willingly embraced, especially when they are serving the “public good.” Two of our true RxP pioneers, who from the beginning have been on the front-line treating those in need of appropriate psychopharmacological care, have recently joined forces […]

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“Telehealth,” “Telepsychology,” “E-Health,” “E-Therapy;” whatever you call it, when you integrate various technologies into psychotherapy and other professional services you provide (such as clinical supervision) there are a range of important issues that each mental health clinician should be aware of and consider. While much more information is included in the accompanying downloadable Powerpoint presentation from workshops […]

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Sep 12, 2014

Research on Internet-based psychotherapy treatments for depression, anxiety disorders and other conditions has grown rapidly during the past 15 years, and the evidence shows that some forms of Internet-based treatments often result in similar outcomes as traditional face-to-face psychotherapy. Surveys report lifetime prevalence rates of mental disorders of up to 47.4%, but only a small […]

Abstract The focus of this clinical practice review is to provide clinicians a framework for incorporating technology into the treatment of eating disorders (EDs). We detailed studies that were published within the past 11 years (2002–2012) and that included at least 10 participants. Our primary aims were to describe how technology has been used to […]

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