Psychotherapy Models for Telebehavioral Health

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All Psychotherapy Models for telebehavioral health “fit” well when properly adapted to your chosen technology as long as they don’t require touching the patient. The most important point to recognize when considering psychotherapy models for telebehavioral health is that telehealth is not about the psychotherapy model – it is about increasing access, much like a microphone doesn’t change the message, it just delivers that message to a wider audience. Of course, one has to learn a few strategies for using that microphone. Similarly, with telehealth, practice strategies are based on evidence-based competencies for how to use the technology of your choice. Those core strategies are taught in our web-based training. For example, when thinking about using technology, setting and diagnosis are far more important variables than psychotherapy model. Many professionals haven’t considered how those two variables can be pivotal when working across distance.

 
More specifically, using video conferencing with a person struggling with a suicidal psychotic process can be fine, as long as they are in a locked unit and getting the medical help they need. Using the same technology with the same patient when he is in his living room or the back seat of a cab is not advisable. For details, try taking our introductory and/or other courses on psychotherapy models for telebehavioral health and you’ll understand much more.
Introduction to Telehealth Theory & Practice

Enjoy a fast-moving overview of telebehavioral and telemental health. Understand the key points related to telehealth clinical, legal, ethical, technology, reimbursement, social media and other pivotal issues.

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