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Mental Health breakthrough


    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., July 29, 2011 — Imagine being a psychologist sitting across from your patient.

    Now imagine that patient is actually hundreds of miles away.

    The first-ever live Introduction to Telemental Health Delivery Workshop at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology’s, or T2, headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord last week offered guidance to providers on offering mental health services from a distance — in this case, using videoconferencing technology.

    “The (Department of Defense) is pushing for this form of care because it’s a way to reach a lot of people who otherwise wouldn’t get care,” T2 clinical health psychologist Dr. Greg Kramer said. CONTINUE READING

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