Telehealth & Telemental Health Resources

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Clinical EBP Demonstration Video Series

Provider talking to client on videoThe Clinical EBP Demonstration Video Series intends to demonstrate how a diverse set of clinical practitioners make use of evidenced based practices (EBP) in a telehealth environment.

The series follows "Shawn Adams," a 49-year-old mock client who has a polysubstance use disorder that includes opioids and marijuana. The demonstrations take Shawn through a course of substance use disorder care, starting with a crisis, admission to IOP treatment, and a relapse in outpatient treatment, and ending with connecting to a recovery coach for long term planning.

Each video demonstrates an evidence based practice used at different points in the client’s care, including brief intervention post-ER visit, CBT to address substance use triggers, motivational interviewing, mindfulness based relapse prevention, and using MI to engage a client in peer services.

Find the complete series here!

person talking to another person on a laptopWebinar: Telemental Health Fundamentals: Preparing Your Office and Engaging Your Patients

Sara Smucker Barnwell, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Presented on April 29, 2020 (1 hour)
Watch the recording | Download the slides

Fundamentals of Telemental Health: 6-Week Online Series

Sara Smucker Barnwell, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

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Curriculum: Staying in Touch: Using Caring Contacts to Sustain Connection with Your Clients

Staying in TouchThis new online curriculum from the Northwest ATTC describes a low-threshold, Caring Contacts intervention designed to help providers reduce client self-harm, increase feelings of self-efficacy, and fill treatment gaps due to health disparities or other challenges.

Caring Contact is a personalized written form of practitioner outreach to individual clients that expresses care and concern for their wellbeing. This simple, customizable intervention can be implemented at a distance during times of stress and isolation, making it a particularly useful addition to telehealth practices.

Find out more and download the curriculum here!

Telehealth survey logoSubstance Use Disorder (SUD) Telehealth Survey Results

Several ATTCs joined together to conduct the COVID-19 Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Telehealth Response and Sustainability Assessment, a survey and research study focused on the use of virtual behavioral health services during the pandemic. The survey examined the use of telehealth services across participating agencies, identified benefits and drawbacks of using telehealth services within these agencies, and determined projected engagement in telehealth services post-pandemic.

The results of this survey are now available! Find out if our results reflect your experience!

Tip Sheets for Virtual Groups

The Northwest ATTC is developing a series of tip sheets to help facilitate virtual group sessions. These will be rolling out over the first several months of 2021 and will be added here as they are made available.

Tip Sheet #1: Engaging Clients in Virtual Groups

Tip Sheet #2: Ethics and Confidentiality in Virtual Groups

Tip Sheet #3: Making Technology Work for You

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