Several times over the last six years, I have written about the topic of telehealth, telemental health, and remote provision of behavioral health services. While I have never hesitated to express my opinion about the potential benefits and pitfalls of remotely provided services, I have also never done anything approaching a comprehensive review of the literature.
Fortunately for many of us, Dr. Kenneth Pope has. Surveying resources and compiling them on his website is one of the many contributions Dr. Pope makes to the field of psychology. Below is an announcement he recently made that was shared on a list to which I subscribe. I share it with you here. All of the credit for the work in compiling this list and information belongs to Dr. Pope.
If your organization has not yet begun to provide remote services, the information provided at Dr. Pope’s site may just be the way for you to get started. Please feel free to share your comments below.
Today I updated and expanded a web page of resources for telepsychology and internet-based therapy. This collection of resources is intended to help therapists, counselors, and other clinicians to keep abreast of the rapidly evolving professional guidelines, research, treatments, legal standards, innovations, and practices in the areas of telepsychology, telehealth, and internet-based therapy. I've divided the resources into 3 sections: 1) Links to 24 sets of professional guidelines that focus on telepsychology, online counseling, internet-based therapy, etc. 2) Citations for 51 recent (i.e., published in 2013-2015) articles 3) State Psychology Board Telepsychology Laws, Regulations, Policies, & Opinions--This third section was generously compiled by psychologist Kenneth R. Drude, and I am indebted to him for his kind offer to post it on the web page. PLEASE FORWARD THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO ANY LISTS OR INDIVIDUALS WHO MIGHT FIND THESE RESOURCES HELPFUL. The web page is at: <http://bit.ly/KenPopeTelepsychologyResources> Ken PopePOPE: [in press] "STEPS TO STRENGTHEN ETHICS IN ORGANIZATIONS: RESEARCH FINDINGS, ETHICS PLACEBOS, & WHAT WORKS": <http://bit.ly/KenPopeStrengtheningEthicsInOrganizations> "...the four sentences that lead to wisdom:
I was wrong. I am sorry. I don't know. I need help." --Louise Penny in *Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel*