Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Psychology (MA)

Degree Level



Psychological Science


Lauren Quetsch

Committee Member

Douglas Behrend

Second Committee Member

Matthew Feldner


evidence-based interventions, implementation, telemental health, telepsychology, video conference


Compared to telehealth delivery of interventions for physical health issues, the implementation of evidence-based psychosocial interventions using technology has less support. Video-conference delivery (VCD) has the potential to increase accessibility to effective treatments, although its use remains limited and understudied. This study employed a mixed methods approach in surveying mental health practitioners about their attitudes regarding the use of video-conference methods to deliver evidence-based interventions. One hundred and eleven practitioners were sampled from several national and regional practice organizations and administered quantitative surveys about their use of and attitudes towards VCD of evidence-based interventions. The relationship between clinician-level technology access, experience, and training with technology fluency and acceptability of using VCD was examined. A subset (n = 20) of respondents were then selected for qualitative interviews to further investigate accessibility, appropriateness, and feasibility of delivering evidence-based interventions via video conference. The results of this study have important implications for telemental health dissemination efforts which seek to extend services to underserved populations.