Apr 9, 2020
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In today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Brandon Welch, assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics at the Medical University of South Carolina about how technology, including telehealth, can help make therapy and medical care accessible during a crisis. Among other things, as you will hear, Brandon is the founder of one of our sponsors, Doxy.me and I'm grateful that he was willing to share his expertise to help us learn more about telehealth, which many therapists had to switch to quickly due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Today's discussion touches on the following topics:
- The benefits of telehealth
- Some of the objections that therapists may have to using telehealth
- Some of the concerns and fears clients may have regarding telehealth
- Some of the other ways Brandon and his team are working on technology that can be helpful in assessment and helping clients with adherence to treatment recommendations or between session homework
If you're a therapist who has been ambivalent about implementing telehealth, maybe this episode will inspire you to give it a chance. If you're an individual who needs and wants to seek support at this time, may you be inspired to reach out to a therapist who seems like a good fit and see if you're able to meet with them, even in the midst of this crisis, via video.
Stay tuned for next week's episode, in which Laura will be interviewing a trauma expert about the difference between coping in a crisis and "trauma therapy
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