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Telemental Health Care: An Effective Alternative to Conventional Mental Care & Future Directions to Improve the Accessibility and Quality of Children's Mental Health Services

About the Course:

This course contains two separate articles. The first, “Telemental Health Care: An Effective Alternative to Conventional Mental Care,” is a systematic review, using high quality research articles on the applications, technologies, advantages and challenges associated with telemental health care published since year 2000. The second, “Future Directions in the Use of Telemental Health to Improve the Accessibility and Quality of Children’s Mental Health Services,” provides a brief overview of progress in providing telemental health services to children and suggests future research needed to support the advance of telemental health in the delivery of children’s mental health services.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Telemental Health Care: An Effective Alternative to Conventional Mental Care & Future Directions to Improve the Accessibility and Quality of Children’s Mental Health Services created by Jonathan S. Comer, PhD , Kathleen Myers, MD, MPH, MS, and Mostafa Langarizaden, MSc, PhD in 2017.

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Course Material Authors

Jonathan S. Comer, PhD

Dr. Comer is Director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Program, and Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University. He is President-Elect of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the American Psychological Association) and a leader in the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology. He is the author of over 150 scholarly publications, including several textbooks, such as Abnormal Psychology (10th edition).

Kathleen Myers, MD, MPH, MS
Kathleen Myers MD, MPH, MS, FAACAP, FAPA, FATA is a psychiatrist who specializes in psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents, the delivery of care to distant underserved communities and using videoconferencing (or telemental health) to reach youth and families who cannot access traditional models of mental health care. She works with the Seattle Children’s Hospital and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
Mostafa Langarizaden, MSc, PhD

Mostafa Langarizadeh, MSc, PhD, is an assistant professor of medical informatics at the Iran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. He has published more than 20 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and addiction counselors who seek knowledge about Telemental Health Care. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge. This content is at the beginning level.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify and explain the reasons cited in this article for the recent growth of telemental health care.

  2. Describe the impact of telemental health care on traditional health service delivery systems.

  3. State the major concerns and potential benefits associated with telemental health care.

  4. Articulate and explain the current status of telemental health services to children.

  5. Identify areas of future research needed to establish an empirical foundation for telemental health concerning the delivery of children’s mental health services.

  6. Describe barriers to the continued evolution of children’s telemental health provision.

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Telemental Health Care, an Effective Alternative to Conventional Mental Care: a Systematic Review

Use for Exam Questions 1 – 6.

References begin on page 244.

Future Directions in the Use of Telemental Health to Improve the Accessibility and Quality of Children's Mental Health Services

Use for Exam Questions 7 – 13.

References begin on page 299.

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Course Number 102318
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