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Staff Perspective: Can EBPs Be Delivered by Videoconferencing or Telephone?

Carin Lefkowitz, Psy.D.

CDP Subject Matter Experts have been receiving many questions about delivering evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) via telemental health.  As providers struggle to continue to deliver treatment without face-to-face contact, questions arise about adaptations for videoconferencing and even telephone-only delivery of services.  Read below for ideas on how to quickly adapt services in light of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Staff Perspective: The Importance of the Assessment of Sleep Problems During Treatment

Jeffery Mann, Psy.D.

There is a growing public awareness of the importance of sleep to overall health and mental health. Reporting on health related issues continues to emphasis the importance of good sleep to so many aspects of our overall health. Research has demonstrated links to learning and memory, metabolism and weight, mood, and cardiovascular health. 

Staff Perspective: The Use of Light Therapy for Seasonal Depressive Symptoms

Individuals may experience depressive symptoms during the winter when days are shorter and exposure to sunlight decreases. The exact mechanism that causes this occurrence of these symptoms is unknown, however there are several possible contributory factors with well-researched treatment approaches. Dr. Mogharreban reviews the use of light therapy as a treatment for those with mild symptoms of "winter blues" to individuals that may be experiencing more severe symptoms indicative of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Staff Perspective: Written Exposure Therapy (WET) - Does It Work?

Have you heard about Written Exposure Therapy (WET) yet? It’s a newer evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) for PTSD, recently added as a first line, trauma-focused treatment in the latest VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines. Last year I took the WET training taught by Dr. Brian Marx, one of the treatment originators. I must admit, I was skeptical about how it worked and whether it would be effective. Since the training, I have used it with 2 patients and now feel comfortable adding it to my PTSD toolbox.

Staff Perspective: Drs. Edna Foa and Sheila Rauch Give the Low Down on the New PE Manual

Kelly Chrestman, Ph.D.

I recently had the privilege and pleasure to speak with Dr. Edna Foa, the Senior author and creator of Prolonged Exposure therapy, and to correspond with Dr. Sheila Rauch the newest member of the team, about the updated Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD manual. I learned all about the new manual as well as some savory bits about relaxed breathing, imaginal exposure processing, and the future of PE treatment.

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