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The Ohio Psychological Association would like to offer our support for all those affected by the shooting in Dayton, El Paso, and Gilroy, during the past few tumultuously violent days. Our Association reflects on the friends and family of those killed and injured, those who witnessed the event or helped in the aftermath, and those affected by the news of this unspeakable loss, particularly and now acutely experienced within our own state.
During this time, while we appreciate that anger, fear, and grief are natural responses to these events, we hope that each person may also find some comfort and a safe harbor in the circle of friends, family, and community that surrounds them. As many continue to seek answers for these mass shooting events,noting the influence of hate, racial bias, eschewing diversity, we also are reminded, as psychologists, stereotyping and scapegoating mental illness are not a part of this same understanding.
Some resources you may wish to share with your colleagues, friends, and community, courtesy of the American Psychological Association and your OPA Board members:
· Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention and Policy (an expert panel report)
OPA stands ready and able to support our Dayton area psychology and mental health colleagues in supporting their community in the tragic aftermath and healing. In the interim, we share our condolences to those killed, injured, grieving, or struggling with these endless and senseless violent acts.
Your OPA Board of Directors
August 5, 2019
To view slides from the February 24, 2017 DAPA Workshop by Ken Drude, Ph.D visit https://app.box.com/s/dr5n8qryw158bwwnms546y3y830xc8xp
1. Attendees will be able to name at least three major issues that ought to be considered before using email or texting with clients.
Reviewed by Kenneth P. Drude, Ph.D.
Providing mental health services using technology is rapidly being recognized as a legitimate way to provide mental health services. The authors of this book successfully provide readers with a clear, concise, and informative “…how to guide for conducting competent, ethical, and evidence-based TMH [Telemental Health]” that is useful for both new or experienced telepractitioners. They repeatedly emphasize the importance of knowing the applicable state and federal laws, professional standards and guidelines as well as obtaining the necessary knowledge and skills when preparing for and doing telepractice. The book is inclusive of all forms of technology but focuses primarily upon the use of video-based technologies since it is the predominant form used in telepractice. For new practitioners, it provides a planning process and guide for developing a telepractice. For both new and experienced telepractitioners, it provides a comprehensive checklist to self-monitor compliance with the continuing to evolve laws, standards and guidelines for telepractice.
Although the authors are psychologists, the book is written for use by all mental health professions. They identify and reference a number of current telemental health standards and guidelines adopted by different mental health professional organizations. Two major examples are the American Psychological Association (2013), Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology
and the American Telemedicine Association (2009), Practice Guidelines for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health.
The book is relatively short (154 pages) and organized in 10 easy-to- read chapters, starting with a review of the types, advantages and benefits of different technologies. Readers are walked through the basics about what practitioners need to know and consider before offering telemental health services. The authors give an overview of the major ethical and legal issues to consider. They point out that it is critical to be well-informed about state licensing laws and regulations that vary from state to state as well other relevant state and federal laws (e.g. HIPAA). Each of the mental health professions has standards and guidelines relevant to telemental health practice although some are more comprehensive than others. Some are interdisciplinary (ATA, 2009) and provide important guidance that ought to be considered.
Some of the major issues included in telemental health standards and guidelines are elaborated upon and illustrated in the book. Issues about informed consent, planning for emergencies, confidentiality, online assessment and telesupervision are examples. A separate chapter about working with diverse populations and the need for cultural competency is also included.
This book is especially useful in providing a framework for learning what one needs to know and do (e.g. what training to obtain) and how to prepare for telemental health practice. Even if a practitioner infrequently uses telecommunications for providing services or communicating with clients, this book is an excellent resource since many of the requirements and issues it covers apply.
*Excerpted from a review to be published in a future issue of The National Psychologist.
Greetings and Welcome to the New Year 2017!
As your incoming president, I look forward to a year of community building and collective forward thinking. They say “times are changing” but isn’t that true each and every minute of each and every day. The only thing that is constant is changes. What is important is how we prepare for and respond to the change. My objective this year is to build a network of committed professionals, ready to be pro-active and responsive to national, state and local events that directly impact our regional Dayton community. Collectively, we can build small communities that are task oriented and poised to respond to local events as they occur. We can also anticipate and prepare for broader issues that directly affect our professional practice and the lives of our constituents. In order to accomplish this, my first aim is to grow our representation on the Board of Directors to be more reflective of the constituents we serve. This diversity includes representation from our Early Career professionals to our retiring long-standing peers, as well as our up and coming Interns, active duty military and VA professionals, and representation across other areas of diversity to include racial, cultural, disability and the LGBT community. Via our Bill Box in the Newsletter and Recent Updates in the DAPA newsletter we will keep you abreast of federal and legislative changes that directly impact the scope of your practice. So look forward to hearing from us; I encourage you to respond to invitations to serve in various capacities as we move forward with a proactive and committed presence in our communities. Peace be unto you and the clients you serve!
Rose Mary Shaw, Psy.D.