Telemental Health SIG

The Telemental Health Special Interest Group includes administrators, clinicians, and information technology professionals. Its goal is to enhance and support the use of technology in the delivery of mental health services, and its mission is to promote dialogue between mental health practitioners, to improve the understanding and use of telehealth applications in the delivery of mental health services, and to provide guidance to the ATA Board of Directors regarding telemental health
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Carolyn Turvey, PhD
Chair 
Carolyn Turvey, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
319-353-5312
carolyn-turvey@uiowa.edu
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Vice Chair 
Elizabeth Brooks, PhD
Instructor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
303-724-1405
elizabeth.brooks@ucdenver.edu
Jay H Shore, MD, MPH
Immediate Past Chair 
Jay H Shore, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
University of Colorado at Denver American Indian and Alaska Native Programs
Aurora, CO
303-724-1465
jay.shore@ucdenver.edu

ATA Board of Director's Liaisons

  • Jay H Shore, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Denver American Indian and Alaska Native Programs; 303-724-1465, jay.shore@ucdenver.edu

  • Dr. Peter Yellowlees MD, MBBS, FRANZCP, Director of Informatics, UC Davis Academic Information Systems; 916-833-1874, peter.yellowlees@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

SIG & Inter-Organizational Collaboration Committee

  • Lisa J. Roberts, PhD, Business Manager, Viterion TeleHealthcare, A Business of Bayer HealthCare, Clinical & National Sales Manager; 425-417-8209, Lisa.Roberts@Bayer.com

  • Terry Rabinowitz, MD, FAPA, FAPM, Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Family Medicine; Director Telepsychiatry, University of Vermont / Fletcher Allen Health Care; 802-847-2112, terry.rabinowitz@vtmednet.org

Education & Peer Review

  • Dr. Peter Yellowlees MD, MBBS, FRANZCP, Director of Informatics, UC Davis Academic Information Systems; 916-833-1874, peter.yellowlees@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

  • Eve-Lynn Nelson, Telemedicine Coordinator, University of Kansas Medical Center, Center of Telemedicine & TeleHealth; 913-588-2081, enelson2@kumc.edu

Coding & Reimbursement

  • Gene Augusterfer, LCSW, President, Global Mental Health Network; 703-848-1898, efa@gmhnet.com

Student Issues

  • Eve-Lynn Nelson, Telemedicine Coordinator, University of Kansas Medical Center, Center of Telemedicine & TeleHealth;  913-588-2081, enelson2@kumc.edu

  • Elizabeth Brooks, MS, CNATT Administrative Director, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, American Indian & Alaska Native Programs; 303-724-1405, elizabeth.brooks@ucdenver.edu
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Standards and Guidelines

Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services
Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services
Published May 2013
Covering the provision of mental health services when using real-time videoconferencing services transmitted via the Internet, including a personal computer with a webcam or a mobile communications device (e.g., “smart phone”, laptop, or tablet) with two-way camera capability.

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Practice Guidelines for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health (October 2009)
Practice Guidelines for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health
Published October 2009
Guidelines to assist in the development and practice of coherent, effective, safe and sustainable telemental health practices. The guidelines focus telemental health serviced delivered through two-way, interactive (synchronous) videoconferencing. 

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Evidence-Based Practice for Telemental Health (July 2009)
Evidence-Based Practice for Telemental Health
Published July 2009
The document is a companion piece to ATA’s Practice Guidelines for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health, with reference and support for decision-making in developing and providing telemental health services. 

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Telemental Health Literature

The PubMed database allows users to create URL links for customized searches. The Telemental Health SIG has compiled a list of useful search topics, all related to telehealth activities within mental health, to help users find the latest scientific literature on the topic.