Below you will find an extensive list of resources compiled for you by the NPI membership from a multitude of sites and sources.
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- Coping With Uncertainty Support Group: I’m offering a free (or small donation) support group through the Zoom app to anyone who needs a safe space to talk about all the uncertainty in our world and how to cope with it. The group will meet virtually every Wednesday from noon-1:30pm. Space is limited. To sign up, email Hannah hannah@authenticity.
Coronavirus and Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Psychological Effects Quarantine During Coronavirus Outbreak on Providers
Telehealth and Ethics
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
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
Working with Children/Youth
Supporting Our Kids Through the COVID-19 Crisis
Exploring the New Coronavirus for kids
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
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:
- Health Care Professionals
- Childcare Providers and Programs
- Keeping the Workplace Safe
- A Framework for Mitigation
- Resources for Faith-based organizations
- Interim Guidance: Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019
Individuals may also consult other reliable sources for current information and setting-specific guidance, including: