A selection of organizations and relevant resources that will help you transition to Telehealth
The American Psychological Association has provided extensive information specific to COVID-19, see this.
Check the APA website weekly for updates and new resources.
NEWS! After extensive lobbying by APA Practice Directorate, under advisement from Division 49 representatives, CMS has temporarily approved the Group Psychotherapy telehealth code. Check the APA website for more details.
- APA has made their telepsychology checklists and guides to telehealth available.
- Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology They have made public what is normally a member-only service – an extensive guide to telehealth. Also see their online CE courses.
- Information Hub is designed to be a one-stop-shop for updated information on psychology practice at the federal level and across the country – e.g. licensing, regulations, reimbursement, and professional issues. APA recently added this updated FAQ answers important questions like (a) What is my obligation if I suspect my patient has COVID-19, or if I might have it?
APA’s practice update includes professional self-care, older adults, and bias & stigma during COVID-19. Here are links to some of their useful resources:
- APA electronic resources available for distance learning
Free access to a variety of books and other academic materials offered during shut-down period.
- APA offers free access to Publication Manual and other resources through May 25
To support academic libraries and their many patrons, we are providing temporary free access to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th and 7th editions), the Concise Guide to APA Style, and more than 160 other books published by APA Books through VitalSource and RedShelf.
- Advice for psychology supervisors and trainees on caring for patients during the COVID-19 crisis
As public health and education officials continue to monitor the spread of the coronavirus, here is advice for supervisors and trainees at psychology training programs on how to prepare for and adapt to fluctuating circumstances specific to patient care.
- COVID-19 relevant free journal articles
This free collection includes relevant psychological research published across the APA Journals portfolio. We will update this collection on an ongoing basis.
- Free CE series on telepsychology best practice
For a limited time, APA'S four-part Continuing Education in Psychology series "Telepsychology Best Practice 101" is available free of charge. https://apa.content.online/catalog/product.xhtml?eid=15132&eid=1921
- Psychology lesson plans made available to all teachers by APA
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) has made psychology unit lessons available freely for the benefit all teachers.
The American Group Psychotherapy Association has a rich collection of resources, online courses, etc. for group telehealth, and disaster
- Gary Burlingame, Ph.D., CGP, DFAGPA and Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, CGP, FAGPA Co-Chairs AGPA Public Affairs Committee created this document on “Managing Healthcare Workers’ Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak”
- For help choosing a telehealth platform, see this online article, “Comparing the Latest Telehealth Solutions.”
- California Board of Psychology Notice to Consumers about telehealth (Or your state’s licensing board)
I have updated the resources for patients on my I have updated the resources for patients on my public website.
For resources for patients, including a listing of online 12 Step groups, and other resources available to help our patients cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19, see the Resources and Information for Patients page on my website for the public.