Blog posts with the tag "COVID-19"

By the Numbers: 10 May 2021

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The percent increase of telemental health appointments in the VA Health Care System from January to April of 2020. Although this level has likely fallen off as in-person appointments become more available, it’s clear that telemental health will be a much larger part of mental health care than it has been. In a recent study consumer openness to telehealth jumped from 11% pre-COIVD to 76% post-COVID.

Staff Perspective: Couples Counseling During COVID-19 - Telehealth Lessons Learned

Dr. Jenny Phillips

It has now been over a year since the majority of behavioral health providers have moved to predominantly or exclusively providing therapy via telehealth. This week’s blog will examine several publications sharing initial findings about the experience of online couples therapy by providers and patients as well as some lessons learned over the past year.

Staff Perspective: A Discussion with Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock on Moral Distress and Helping COVID-19 Healthcare Workers

Dr. Deb Nofziger

Dr. Rita Brock recently shared her thoughts on moral distress and injury and COVID-19 frontline workers with me. Dr. Brock has spent much of her career as an academic in philosophy and religion, obtaining her doctorate in this field in 1988. Her interests turned toward moral injury after a 2009 article by Dr. Brett Litz “grabbed me and wouldn’t let me go.”

Research Update: 4 March 2021

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The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include: 
● Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Cohort of Pregnant Active Duty U.S. Military Servicewomen.
● Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Dropout Among Military and Veteran Populations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
● The impact of COVID-19 social isolation on aspects of emotional and social cognition.

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