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 GuidesVaccine Information | Telehealth Webinars | Video ResourcesAzPA Event Updates

AzPA has compiled these resources for educational purposes. AzPA is in no way endorsing any particular organization, nor are we making specific recommendations for your personal or professional actions.

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

Advice for Psychology Supervisors and Trainees on Caring for Patients During the COVID-19 Crisis

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

Education FAQ

APA Accreditation COVID-19 Updates

APA Wellness Webinars

Small Business Loan Assistance

Managing Your Student Loans During COVID-19

APA Practice Information Hub

Free Access to APA Publication Manual & Other Resources

Provider Well-being in a Pandemic

COVID-19: When is it OK to Resume In-Person Services?

COVID-19 Town Halls

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Telehealth Considerations:

If you are considering providing teleservices to a patient in another state, please reach out to the licensing board for that particular state for the most accurate and up to date information. 

HIPPA Compliant platforms: 

APA Review of 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

Becoming Leaders in Telehealth By Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP

Telehealth Service Requirements

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

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Self-Care and Coping:

Caring for Your Brain During Stressful Times

Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event

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

National Center for PTSD COVID Coach Mobile App

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

Roadmap to Resilience by Donald Meichenbaum, PhD

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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

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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.

CDC Recommendations for Cloth Face Covers

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Coronavirus Resource Page

FEMA Civil Rights Bulletin

Roadmap to Recovery: A Public Health Guide for Governors by the National Governors Association

COVID-19 Legislation Reports by PolicyEngage, updated weekly:

Arizona Hotlines

  • Arizona State COVID-19 Hotline: 2-1-1
  • Central Arizona Crisis Hotline: 602-222-9444 OR 1-800-631-1314
  • Northern Arizona Crisis Hotline: 877-756-4090
  • Southern Arizona Crisis Hotline: 520-622-6000
  • Text Telephone (TTY): 1-800-327-9254
  • Crisis Textline: text "HELP" to 741-741
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-888-767-2445
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK
  • Veteran's Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 press 1
  • National Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990

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Practitioner Guides:

AzPA Member Resources

Guidance for Practitioners provided by the Trust

Becoming Leaders in Telehealth By Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP

Relief for Small Businesses proveded by Furst & Associates

Template Letter to Patients

Telehealth Service Requirements

Resource Guide by National Register

Coping With the COVID-19 Crisis: Tips for Administrators and Crisis Teams by the National Association of School Psychologists

COVID-19 Best Practice Information: Crisis Counseling

Sample Informed Consent for Returning to In-person Services

Factors to Consider in Reopening In-person Psychological Services During the COVID-19 Crisis

Medicare and Coronavirus

Cigna and Coronavirus

  • Paying through July 31

Aetna and Coronavirus

Blue Cross Blue Shield and Coronavirus

Humana and Coronavirus

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

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Parent Guides:

Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Four-Step Guide to 'Quarantine Parenting' by Dr. Michael Redivo

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

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Vaccine Information:

Please contact your county’s Department of Health Services for more information

Resource Webinars (On-demand and Live):

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

Virtual Webinars provided by the Trust

Telehealth Community Chats provided by the Trust

Risk Management Roundtables provided by the Trust

COVID-19: What have we learned? Webinar with Dr. Ferric C. Fang (AzPA Member Benefit, must log in to access)

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Video Resources:

AzPA is partnering with the Arizona Psychiatric Society to build a video resource library for psychologists, healthcare providers and the public as we all navigate the changing landscape of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are looking for brief educational videos submitted by psychologists and other behavioral healthcare professionals. Please reach out to AzPA Coordinator Jessica Painter for more information.

Click here to view the Behavioral Health Arizona YouTube page

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