Below you will find an extensive list of resources compiled for you by the NPI membership from a multitude of sites and sources.

Click on the Section Titles below to get more information.


Telehealth and Ethics

HIPAA policy amendment form HHS:

APA has recently shared a comparison of telehealth platforms.  If you would like recommendations for HIPAA-conforming telehealth platforms, please review APA’s free online article, “Comparing the Latest Telehealth Solutions.”

Tele-Psychology Tele-Psychology Informed Consent

The American Psychological Association on education on telehealth: https://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/05/ce-corner 

A more detailed APA discussion is at https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/telepsychology 

ACA on working with your clients: https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/mental-health-resources/trauma-disaster 

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy on providing services during the coronavirus pandemic:  https://blog.aamft.org/2020/03/providing-services-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic.html  and  https://www.aamft.org/Events/Coronavirus-Telehealth-Update.aspx

AAMFT resources for telehealth:  https://www.aamft.org/Events/Coronavirus-Event-Status-Updates.aspx?WebsiteKey=8e8c9bd6-0b71-4cd1-a5ab-013b5f855b01

Supporting Your Clients

SAMPLE letter to patients:

Taking Care of Patients During Coronavirus Outbreak A Guide for Psychiatrists

Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating). Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives guided by our science-based and sensible 4-Point Program®. There is no charge to participate.  https://www.smartrecovery.org/ 

In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. We embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.  https://www.intherooms.com/home/

Many of you are familiar with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and have likely been using ACT principles to address the emotional response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Russ Harris, ACT practitioner and author of The Happiness Trap, has developed a free eBook on using ACT to approach the COVID-19 outbreak using the acronym FACE COVID. You can find it on his website, or by clicking this link:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/117HY4z4mY5izJpR44ejuZ8rhTyoWEGEG/view 


Free NASW Webinar: “Key Developments in Medicare Telehealth Options During COVID-19”
March 23, 2020 – 1 – 2 pm (ET)
This webinar will provide an update on guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on enhanced telehealth (including teletherapy) options for Medicare beneficiaries during the current COVID-19 public health emergency:  Register for the free telehealth webinar

COVID-19 Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health agency in the United States and provides information and updates on COVID-19 as it becomes available.

The CDC coronavirus webpage provides guidance on preparation and action steps for various settings:

Individuals may also consult other reliable sources for current information and setting-specific guidance, including:

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