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Strategies to Enhance Communication With Telemental Health Measurement-based Care

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dc.contributor.author Douglas, S., Jensen-Doss, A., Ordorica, C., & Comer, J. S
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-31T16:13:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-31T16:13:36Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Douglas, S., Jensen-Doss, A., Ordorica, C., & Comer, J. S. (2020). Strategies to enhance communication with telemental health measurement-based care (tMBC). Practice Innovations, 5(2), 143. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://psycnet.apa.org/journals/pri/5/2/143.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/4819
dc.description.abstract Telehealth has always held great promise to increase access to mental health care, never more so than in the age of COVID-19, when clients cannot or will not come to the clinician’s physical location. A feasible and effective alternative to traditional in-person care, telemental health requires that clinicians adopt new strategies to build and maintain communication and the therapeutic relationship. This can be particularly troublesome for clinicians new to the modality, who may feel the loss of the “in-session” experience more acutely. As an evidence-based practice that is transtheoretical and transdiagnostic, telemental health measurement-based care (tMBC) is the ideal complement to enhance systematic ongoing monitoring, treatment engagement, and therapeutic alliance in the context of the virtual encounter. While tMBC mechanisms of actions are still being explored, there is promising evidence that tMBC improves clinician responsivity to acute client concerns. By using client-reported measures, tMBC provides an important pathway for clients to systematically communicate with their clinicians, which can guide therapeutic actions and contribute to shared understanding. This brief report summarizes the evidence for tMBC as a patient-centered communication tool and provides recommendations for evidence-based and practice-informed strategies to integrate tMBC into telehealth solutions, with suggestions for monitoring new concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Practice Innovations en_US
dc.subject telehealth en_US
dc.subject treatment en_US
dc.subject engagement en_US
dc.subject COVID 19 en_US
dc.title Strategies to Enhance Communication With Telemental Health Measurement-based Care en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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