COVID-19 Information & Resources for Psychologists

COVID-19 Information & Resources for Psychologists

  • APA Member Town Hall, with a special focus on the “Racism Pandemic” Facing Our Nation

          Thursday, June 4th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST

         Register Here 

  • Upcoming Webinar:

    “Strengthening the Development of Black Boys”

    June 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM

           REGISTER HERE 

  • ADAA is pleased to share a two-part professional education series – Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19. It features two brief webinars, and is FREE for all interested clinicians.   

    Part 1 – Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19, is an interview with Dr. Sheila Rauch, addressing do’s and don’ts for providing mental health care and support to medical professionals caring for COVID patients.  The goal is to provide basic/introductory information to frontline mental health clinicians, who may not have the latest information about how to assist in the midst of this kind of crisis.

    Part 2 – Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID 19 – A Phased Approach For Support, features Dr. Sheila Rauch describing an evidence-informed approach for supporting medical professionals during the pandemic. The framework was developed by Drs. Sheila Rauch, Naomi Simon, and Barbara Rothbaum, and provides guidance on responses across domains and time frames for the mental health needs of frontline providers.

Telehealth 3/24/2020

  • As we work to continue to be able to provide mental health resources to individuals in need during this time of uncertainty, I know that there has been much discussion related to telehealth. In Mississippi, psychologists are already included in the Telehealth Statute as covered with parity for provided care. Therefore, many are looking for resources related to telehealth training, HIPAA compliant telehealth resources, assistance with implementation, and information related to reimbursement. APA is working to continue to advocate for telehealth access and reimbursement, and we will send more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, I have compiled some resources below that have been provided on different APA division listservs.
  • The link below is a summary that helps explain “What the COVID-19 telehealth waiver means for psychology practitioners”.


Insurers 3/24/2020

  • BCBS on Telemedicine Coverage
  • I received communication from Aetna and Cigna yesterday. Both indicated that based on the President’s proclamation they will reimburse Telehealth via phone for our contracts. – Dr. Emily Thomas Johnson

CE Credits 3/24/2020

  • The board has also released an update on its homepage related to CE credits in the wake of COVID-19. The statement reads:
    •  “With regard to Continuing Education impacts due to COVID-19, the Mississippi Board of Psychology wishes to remind licensees that this is a non-reporting continuing education renewal year. While it is understood that some conferences have been cancelled, we anticipate that there will be options to fulfill the 20 continuing education hours before June 30, 2021. However, we will continue to monitor this concern and make adjustments in the future if necessary.”​
  • For a limited time, APA is offering the Telepsychology Best Practice Series Free of Charge. You can find information at the link below.
    • Telepsychology Best Practice 101 Webinar Series
      • Clinical Evaluation and Care: Cultural Competencies; Documentation (2 CE)
      • About the Tech… Video, Email, Text Messaging & Apps (2 CE)
      • Legal, Regulatory & Ethical Rules of the Road (2 CE)
      • Getting Paid: Reimbursement Strategies & Marketing Your Professional Services Online (2 CE)