COVID-19 & Teletherapy Resources

Tools and training videos

 

California Telehealth Resource Center1: Provides a list of CA-specific resources on telehealth

Source: National Telehealth Policy Resource Center.

 

How to Provide Telemental Health Services Now and Beyond2: Provides free courses, webinars, and blog posts on conducting telemental health, with an emphasis on telemental health during COVID-19.

Source: Relias.

 

Telepsychiatry toolkit3: Provides resources and training videos on how to implement and perform telemental health.

Source: American Psychiatric Association.

 

Telepsychiatry and COVID-194: Provides updates on the most recent telehealth regulations, as well as tools and resources.

Source: American Psychiatric Association.

 

Telebehavioral Health Training and Technical Assistance5: Provides training materials on telemental health delivery, such as reimbursement, engagement, partnerships, and financing.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

 

Telemental Health 1016: Provides an overview to help prepare school mental health clinicians to use telemental health to provide services and supports to students and families.

Source: National Center for School Mental Health.

 

Virtual Service Delivery in Response to COVID-19 Disruptions7: Provides updates on the most recent telehealth regulations and considerations for telehealth.

Source: National Association of School Psychologists.

 

1. “California Telehealth Resource Center,” National Telehealth Policy Resource Center and the California Telehealth Network.2.“How to Provide Telemental Health Services Now and Beyond,” Relias. 3. “Telepsychiatry Toolkit,” American Psychiatric Association. 4.“Telepsychiatry and COVID-19,” American Psychiatric Association. 5. “TelebehavioralHealth Training and Technical Assistance,” SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. 6. “Telemental Health 101,” National Center for School Mental Health. 7. “Virtual Service Delivery in Response to COVID-19 Disruptions,” National Association of School Psychologists.

 

 

Academic articles and issue briefs

 

Best Practices in Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health1:

  • Provides an overview of the different administrative, technical, and clinical considerations when conducting telehealth
  • Topics include: the importance of physical space and the ability to respond in crisis

Source: American Psychiatric Association, American Telemedicine Association         

 

Guidelines for Establishing a Telemental Health Program to Provide Evidence-Based Therapy for Trauma-Exposed Children and Families2:

  • Provides guidelines for the delivery of trauma-focused, cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) via telemental health
  • Topics include: HIPPA compliance of different video conferencing software, clinically administering telemental health, modifying service delivery when utilizing telehealth

Source: Psychological Services 

 

Practical Guidelines for Telemental Health with Children and Adolescents3:

  • Guidelines for administration/management, clinical practice, and technical design and architecture of telemental health
  • Topics include: “General Telemental Practices with Youth”, “Technology Considerations”, and “Mental Health Emergencies with Youth”

Source: American Telemedicine Association                              

 

Stabilize And Sustain Youth Behavioral Health During Covid-194:

  • Provides an overview of the disruption to the behavioral health system caused by COVID-19
  • Topics include: actions that counties are taking to adjust behavioral health during the time of COVID-19, such as retainer payments, rate equivalence, and a Medi-Cal rate adjustment

Source: California Children's Trust

 

1.Shore, JH et al., “Best Practices in Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health,” Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, November 2018, 24(11):827-832. 2. Jones, AM et al.,  “Guidelines for Establishing a Telemental Health Program to Provide Evidence-Based Therapy for Trauma-Exposed Children and Families,” Psychological Services, Nov. 2014, 11(4):398-409. 3. “Practical Guidelines for Telemental Health with Children and Adolescents”, American Telemedicine Association, March 2017. 4. California Children's Trust, “Stabilize And Sustain Youth Behavioral Health During Covid-19”, April 2020.