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Acquiring access to mental health treatments can be difficult for those who are not near mental health facilities. The growing field of telemental health addresses this problem by using video and telephone conferencing to provide patients with access to psychiatric professionals. However, the process faces challenges to gain adoption into mainstream medical practice and to develop an evidence base supporting its efficacy. In this comprehensive text, leading professionals in the field provide an introduction to telemental health and explore how to construct a therapeutic space in different contexts when conducting telemental health, how to improve access for special populations, and how to develop an evidence base and best practice in telemental health. In the past 15 years, implementation of telemental health has seemed to follow more from need than from demonstrated efficacy. The thorough and insightful chapters within this book show the importance of continued research and thoughtful development of ethical and responsible practice that is needed in the field and begin to lay out steps in constructing this process. Telemental Health will be an essential book for all clinical practitioners and researchers in mental health fields.
Current and potential practitioners of telemental health. Mental health administrators and policymakers. Academic and community-based researchers.
SECTION I: Introduction to Telemental Health
CHAPTER ONE: Introduction
Authors: Carolyn Turvey, Ph.D. and Kathleen Myers, M.D., M.P.H.
CHAPTER TWO: Telemental Health as a Solution to the Widening Gap Between Supply and Demand for Mental Health Services
Author: Michael Flaum, M.D.
SECTION II: Developing a Therapeutic Space During Telemental Health
CHAPTER THREE: Establishing Therapeutic Rapport in Telemental Health
Author: Dehra Glueck, M.D.
CHAPTER FOUR: Ethical Considerations in Providing Mental Health Services Over Videoteleconferencing
Authors: Eve Lynn Nelson, Ph.D. Kathy Davis, Ph.D., Sarah E. Velasquez, M.S., M.A.B
CHAPTER FIVE: Integrating Culturally Appropriate Care into Telemental Health Practice
Authors: Elizabeth Brooks, Ph.D., Garret Spargo, Peter Yellowlees, M.B.B.S. M.D., Patrick
O’Neill, M.D., Jay Shore, M.D., M.P.H.
CHAPTER SIX: Managing Risk and Protecting Privacy in Telemental Health: An Overview of
Legal, Regulatory, and Risk Management Issues.
Authors: Gregory Kramer Ph.D., J.D., Matthew Mishkind, Ph.D., David Luxton, Ph.D., Jay
Shore, M.D., M.P.H.
SECTION III: Establishing a Telemental Health Practice
CHAPTER SEVEN: Business Aspects of Telemental Health in Private Practice
Author: Dehra Glueck, M.D.
CHAPTER EIGHT: Technology Options for the Provision of Mental Health Care Through Videoteleconferencing
Authors: Garret Spargo, Ashley Karr
SECTION IV: Improving Access for Special Populations through Telemental Health
CHAPTER NINE: Telemental Health in Primary Care
Authors: Avron Kreichman, M.D
"I found this book to be enthralling and informative…. It provides a significant dataset of what has worked, and through a well-written narrative on the evidence base, this book will serve as the foundation of TMH moving forward and should be a ready reference for all participants in TMH."--Telemedicine and e-Health, October 2013