Practitioner Use of and Attitudes toward Video-Conferencing for the Delivery of Evidence-Based Telemental Health Interventions
Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Psychology (MA)
Second Committee Member
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.
Parisi, K. (2020). Practitioner Use of and Attitudes toward Video-Conferencing for the Delivery of Evidence-Based Telemental Health Interventions. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/3611