Telehealth, Undisputedly the Way of the Future
Don't Get Left Behind
Clinical Update - October 2016
By Zur Institute
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The research is in, and we know that the benefits are great for working with clients online with video, asynchronously through text, using apps, and many other technologies that creative clinicians and techies continue to think up. The American Telemedicine Association reports in their guidelines that there is no specific contraindication to TeleMental health work, and the body of research shows that therapeutic effectives and therapeutic connection are just as effective online as in-person.
Not only can TeleMental health bring great benefit to clients, but also it bring up new paths for clinicians' creativity and facilitates new ways to find and serve clients without costing an arm and a leg. It is clear at this point that online and/or computer-mediated practice is definitely a part of every mental health professional's future.
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Along with this explosion in opportunity, we also see a solidification of professional standards. Almost every major professional association now has standards regarding online practice either as part of ethics codes or in separate professional guidelines. Nearly every state has laws that govern telehealth, as well. Never before have the standards for practice been as clear as they are right now.