APsaA Urges Members To Provide Remote Mental Health Services

 
 

American Psychoanalytic Association Urges Members To Provide Remote 

Mental Health Services

 

March 19 - 2020 - New York, NY - The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), is urging its 3,000 members to take advantage of phone or online technologies to provide care during this novel coronavirus pandemic. 

 

“During these difficult times, when many people are struggling with increased anxiety and fear, it is vital that we continue to provide mental health services to our patients and those in need,” said William Glover, Ph.D, president of the Association. “However, in the spirit of public health and the safety for our patients and our members, we are strongly encouraging our members to work with their patients by phone or virtually.”

The Association is providing its members with information on best practices for conducting distance treatment, including which virtual platforms are compliant with all relevant regulations and guidelines for patient privacy—although it should be noted that regulatory bodies are now waiving the need for compliance during this crisis. Resources for the public on how to cope with anxiety during this pandemic as well as how to find an analyst are being developed as needs arise and made available at www.apsa.org

About the American Psychoanalytic Association:
APsaA is the oldest and largest professional organization for psychoanalysts in North America, representing 3,000 members, 33 approved training institutes, and 39 affiliate societies throughout the United States. 

 

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