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Barriers and Facilitators of Videoconferencing Psychotherapy Implementation in Veteran Mental Health Care Environments

A systemic review

About the Course

Whilst treatment for mental health issues has traditionally been conducted in-person, advances in technology has seen a recent growth in the use of online video therapy services to help overcome access-to-care barriers faced by those living in rural locations and those unable to travel. These barriers are particularly apparent in the case of veteran populations, which is the focus of this review. Whilst the research investigating the efficacy of online video therapy to treat mental health issues among veterans is promising, widespread adoption and utilization of this modality remains low with efforts often failing to progress past the pilot phase to implementation. This review focuses on the implementation of online video therapy in veteran mental health care settings and aims to identify the potential barriers and facilitators relevant to implementing the modality in military organizations.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Barriers and Facilitators of Videoconferencing Psychotherapy Implementation in Veteran Mental Health Care Environments created by Samuel D. Muir, PhD et al. in 2020.

Publication Date:

BMC Health Services Research (2020) 20:999 Nov 2020

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Samuel D. Muir, PhD

Dr. Muir is an associate professor at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. He is a social and organizational psychologist whose research focuses on medical and health systems leadership, public perceptions of leadership for the common good, and public interest technology. He has published multiple works in peer reviewed journals.

Kathleen de Boer, Ph.D.

Kathleen de Boer, Ph.D. is a Research Psychologist at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre in clinical trials, examining novel pharmacological treatments for schizophrenia, depression and borderline personality disorder. Her research focuses on exploring treatment options for complex PTSD. She has had her work published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Summarize the research to date investigating online video therapy (OVT) and veteran mental health care.
  2. List at least 2 barriers to implementing OVT in veteran mental health care environments.
  3. List at least 2 facilitators to implementing OVT in veteran mental health care environments.

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