COVID-19 Resources for Psychologists, Patients & Healthcare Providers

The SfHP Health Policy Council been compiling the following list of evidence-based resources from APA, CDC, WHO, and other national accredited groups shared on our listservs between professionals.

Stay tuned for additional policy briefs related to telehealth, social isolation, and coping with COVID-19 from the Health Policy Council. The Society for Health Psychology wishes that everyone take care of yourselves, your families, your patients, and your healthcare systems at this important and difficult time.

 

 

Summary of resources for Patients, Providers, and Psychologists for COVID-19:

APA General Resource for Pandemics:

 General resources & links for providers, supervisors & trainees, emergency preparedness, & resources for patients and caregivers): https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/pandemics 

For Patients:

Basic steps to prevent COVID-19:

How to cope with stress: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Definition of social distancing, isolation, quarantine, & how to cope: https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/social-distancing

SAMHSA on taking care of your behavioral health during an infectious disease outbreak: https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Taking-Care-of-Your-Behavioral-Health-During-an-Infectious-Disease-Outbreak/sma14-4894

Reducing stigma related to COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/reducing-stigma.html

Apps: There are a number of useful and evidence-based apps available for free. The Health Psychologist Newsletter previously featured peer-recommended applications: https://div38healthpsychologist.com/2017/10/25/peer-recommended-resources-relaxation-and-meditation-apps/

 

For Psychologists:

Articles from APA Journals Free https://www.apa.org/pubs/highlights/covid-19-articles 

Empirical Support for Psychological Providers: Lancet Article on the psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30460-8/fulltext

Managing Behavioral Health Conditions:

Opioid guidelines during COVID19 outbreak: https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/statutes-regulations-guidelines/covid-19-guidance-otp

Handbook for behavioral health during disasters: https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TAP-34-Disaster-Planning-Handbook-for-Behavioral-Health-Treatment-Programs/SMA13-4779

Handout for managing behavioral health concerns during COVID19 outbreak: https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4894.pdf

Psychological first aid/resources: https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/psychological-first-aid/resources

Caregiving & Parenting:

General caregiving info: https://www.cdc.gov/aging/caregiving/index.htm

Caregiving with COVID-19 (Chinese & Spanish versions available): https://www.nctsn.org/resources/parent-caregiver-guide-to-helping-families-cope-with-the-coronavirus-disease-2019

Talking with children about infectious disease outbreak: https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Talking-With-Children-Tips-for-Caregivers-Parents-and-Teachers-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/PEP20-01-01-006 

Managing Isolation: https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/social-distancing

Wellbeing for Healthcare Providers & Psychologists:

 Headspace: a stress, meditation, relaxation & sleep app is free with NPI provider number https://www.headspace.com/health-covid-19

10 Percent Happier: is a stress/meditation/sleep app that is free to all healthcare providers with code HEALTHCARE (*APA does not endorse this application; this is intended to provide information about one of many evidence-based tools for provider wellbeing) https://www.tenpercent.com

Telehealth for Psychologists & Behavioral Health Providers: 

APA general guidelines: https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/telepsychology

Best Practice Training: https://apa.content.online/catalog/product.xhtml?eid=15132

CMS (update as of 3/17/20): https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/medicare-telemedicine-health-care-provider-fact-sheet

National Register training TODAY: https://www.nationalregister.org/education-training/webinars/coronavirus-webinar/

Unintended consequences & solutions article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5171569/

For Supervisors, Students, & Training Directors:

APA training update: https://www.apaservices.org/practice/news/psychology-training-covid19?_ga=2.108047874.1205361766.1584415450-1364906149.1583425394

CoA update from APA: https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/a14f9462/files/uploaded/COVID-19%20message%20from%20APA%20Office%20of%20Program%20Consultation%20and%20Accreditation%5B1%5D.pdf

APPIC FAQ: https://www.appic.org/News-Articles/ArtMID/1931/ArticleID/4/COVID-19-Information

APPIC Psychology Training & Education Joint Statement on COVID-19 https://www.appic.org/News-Articles/ArtMID/1931/ArticleID/5/Psychology-Training-And-Education-Joint-Statement-COVID-19

Advocating for Inclusion of Health Psychology in Patient Wellness: 

Inclusion of psychological services in response to any emergency: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/mental-health-in-emergencies

 

 

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