Articles Tagged "telehealth"

In an effort to curb the transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that emerged in late 2019, the use of telehealth technology became a necessity for individuals in need of healthcare services to communicate with their healthcare providers (Wosik et al., 2020). Teletherapy, which is a form of telehealth, uses online video conferencing to provide […]

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Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of telehealth - including an increase in the use of telehealth across state lines. Drs. Winkelman and Vivino explain the rules for providing interstate care and provide a framework for deciding how to handle situations when either the patient […]

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Mar 1, 2021

The COVID-19 global pandemic has generated innovative adjustments related to how mental health services are accessed. Telehealth has become a convenient, safe, and necessary avenue for people to receive mental health care, such as therapy. With benefits like increased reach and accessibility, and decreased cost and travel (Madigan et al., in press), it is an […]

Driving to the office, parking the car, gathering your belongings, entering the building, saying hello to colleagues, checking messages, setting an intention for the work of the day. This might sound like a familiar sequence of events to many psychotherapists before March 2020. These are just some of the rituals that a psychotherapist might engage […]

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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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