Dec 16, 2015
Teletherapistfinder.com is an online directory for teletherapists. Mental health clinicians who provide teletherapy can create profiles and potential patients can search for an appropriate provider. The site is sponsored by Carepaths and is free to Carepaths’ users.
Oct 30, 2015
The internet is awash in apps designed to supplement, dilute, and in some cases replace the psychotherapist. I call them digital therapy apps. Some are free, many are not. Yet all have one thing in common: they are experimental. Most have no research support and little more than face validity to recommend them.
Oct 21, 2015
A multidisciplinary group of mental health clinicians in Oregon has formed the first mental health Independent Practice Association (IPA) in the country. The IPA is designed to maximize clinician autonomy while enabling them to participate in health care reform–but as private practitioners, not as employees or contract workers. The organization that spearheaded this effort is the AMHA-USA (www.americanmentalhealth.com)
Sep 15, 2015
A new study suggests the answer may be no. The study by Rosen et alia (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26214322) shows that computer use by behavioral clinicians during intake negatively affects the quality of the therapeutic alliance–one of the best predictors of outcome– and continuance in treatment.
Jun 23, 2015
Health plans are dramatically escalating their coverage of telehealth for medical care and mental health care. Consider: