COVID-19 Resources for Psychologists and Patients

APA Resources | Telehealth Considerations | Self-Care and Coping | Health Organization and State Resources | Public GuidesPractitioner Guides | Patient Guides | Parent Guides | Telehealth Webinars | AzPA Event Updates


American Psychological Association (APA) resources:

APA Statement: We recognize that due to COVID-19 many psychologists are rapidly moving to deliver professional services through telehealth.  APA is here to support you during this emergency and are working 15+ hour days to develop resources for practice, and to advocate for telehealth access and reimbursement.
APA has quickly developed new resources that psychologists can use for telehealth.  These were finalized late last night, and I wanted to make them available to you ASAP.  They are attached for your immediate use:

Comparing the latest telehealth solutions

COVID-19 and psychology services: How to protect your patients and your practice

Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus

APA Applauds the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act - Funding and temporary waive of Medicare telehealth restrictions

Taking leadership during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ensuring Medicare Patients Have Access to Telehealth During COVID-19 Emergency

Additional resources can be found at

Telehealth Considerations:

HIPPA Compliant platforms: 

Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners Psychology Rules:

  • R4-26-109. General Provisions Regarding Telepractice
  • R4-26-110. Providing Psychological Service by Telepractice
  • R4-26-111. Providing Supervision through Telepractice

The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) Telepsychology Task Force Principles and Guidelines

How to make the most of telepsychology and steer clear of pitfalls

OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

Coronavirus and Telehealth FAQs provided by American Professional Agency

Coronavirus and Telehealth Resources provided by American Professional Agency

Sample Informed Consent for Telepsychology (Pre March 2020)

Telemental Health Checklist created by Dr. Mary Alvord

Telehealth Tips and Tricks by Dr. Mark Rohde

Temporary/Telepsychological Practice and COVID-19 provided by ASPPB

What the COVID-19 Telehealth Waiver Means for Psychology Practitioners

COVID-19 Telehealth Toolkit provided by the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers

Staying Connected Through Telepractice provided by Pearson

Self-Care and Coping:

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty 

Psychological Coping During a Pandemic provided by Psychologists' Association of Alberta

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

COVID Stress Tips

Dealing with Coronavirus Anxiety- 5 Steps provided by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation

Mental Wellness Coloring Pages provided by Aurora Behavioral Health

FACE COVID: How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis by Dr. Russ Harris

It's Okay to Grieve, NPR Article

Making Chances - A Way to Connect blog by Dr. Daniel Fallon

Coping Tips by Dr. Brian Walker

Health Organization and State Resources:

World Health Orgnaization (WHO) daily updates on the status of COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control

Arizona Department of Health Services

Arizona Together

Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey's Declaration of Emergency in Arizona and Executive Order 2020-07 issued 3/12/20

Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey's Prohibiting the Closure of Essential Services and Executive Order 2020-12 issued 3/23/20

Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey's Continuity of Work and Executive Order 2020-17 issued 3/26/20

Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey's Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected and Executive Order 2020-18 issued 3/30/20

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Public Guides:

Is it COVID-19, Flu, Cold or Allergies Symptom Chart provided by Meadows Behavioral Healthcare

Take care of your mental health using our Self-Care and Coping tips

Remember that it is normal to feel sad, confused or anxious during a crisis. Click here to Find a Psychologist if you wish to seek professional help.

Arizona 2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline

Practitioner Guides:

Guidance for Practitioners provided by the Trust

Template Letter to Patients

Medicare and Coronavirus

Cigna and Coronavirus

Aetna and Coronavirus

Blue Cross Blue Shield and Coronavirus

Humana and Coronavirus

Resource Guide by National Register

Patient Guides:

#StopTheSpread: A Patient Guide to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay Calm. Stay Alert. Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Physicians and Patients

Is it COVID-19, Flu, Cold or Allergies Symptom Chart provided by Meadows Behavioral Healthcare

Virtual Recovery Resources provided by SAMHSA

Parent Guides:

How to talk to and support your children/teens/young adults regarding COVID-19

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Resources for Families

At Home Activities for Kids

Telehealth Webinars:

Telepsychology Best Practice 101 presented by APA and Dr. Marlene Maheu

A Practical Guide to Providing Telepsychology with Minimal Risk provided by the National Register

On-demand Telepsychology Webinars provided by the Trust

AzPA Event Updates:

AzPA Peer Support Sessions: Ongoing

Responding to Pandemics: The Basics: Webinar, April 10

Spring into AzPA: Meet Your Professional Match: Postponed until May 11 

Early Career Psychologist Networking Event: Postponed, date TBD

2020 Annual Ethics and DV Day: Postponed until September 12