CTiBS Blog

June 19, 2023

CTiBS proudly awarded the first annual CTiBS Early Career Telehealth and Technology Grant to two deserving early career professionals. Congratulations to Brittany J. Bice-Urbach, PhD and Brittany G. Suggs, PhD, MPH, LPC. Please see more details below regarding their early career efforts in advancing competent telebehavioral health practices. Brittany J. Bice-Urbach, PhD Biography Brittany Bice-Urbach, […]

June 7, 2023

Take a look at this Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science (JTiBS) article examining telesupervision practices within healthcare published by Perle and Zheng (2023). Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has led many professions to reflect on the appropriate use of technology within supervision and training. This article highlights special considerations for supervisory practices around technology within […]

March 30, 2023

Take a look at this Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science (JTiBS) article examining how we measure the quality of the working from home (WFH) experience. This recently published study by Federici and colleagues acknowledges the likely expansion of opportunities to work from home following the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, it acknowledges the heterogeneity of WFH […]

December 3, 2019

Posted with permission from Pat Deleon, Ph.D. Visionary Ken Drude has been on the cutting-edge of psychology’s increasing awareness of the long-term implications of telehealth for the clinician and most importantly, for potential clients.  Most recently, he has urged our colleagues to also appreciate the importance of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) profiles and especially […]

June 13, 2019

Telebehavioral health (TBH) in the form of synchronous video is effective, well received and a standard way to practice. Current guidelines and policies discuss the importance of good clinical, technical, and administrative components to care. A review of the TBH evidence-based literature across psychiatry/medicine, psychology, social work, counseling, marriage/family, behavioral analysis, and other behavioral sciences […]

In 2001, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report that highlighted the inadequacies of health care professional training and assessment of ongoing proficiency to enhance patient care and safety (IOM 2001). The IOM’s subsequent Health Professions Education Summit (HPES) then identified objectives for educational reform for the following health professionals in the United States: nurses, pharmacists, physician […]

Telemental/telebehavioral health (TMH/TBH) is a mature, valid, reliable, and clinically effective way to practice healthcare (Hilty et al. 2013; American Telemedicine Association Practice Guidelines 2009, 2013). TMH is practiced by a wide range of MH fields—most commonly videoconferencing by stand-alone or Internet-based platforms. A review of TMH/TBH best practices was recently published (Luxton et al. 2016). Each profession has […]

Technology is rapidly becoming a key player in care delivery, lifelong learning, and education/training. The American Psychiatric Association Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Core Competencies include the use information technology and lifelong learning [1]. Current competency-based education (CBE) focuses on skills rather than on what is taught [2, 3]. Competency may be defined as a measurable human […]

January 20, 2019

In December of 2018, a number of recommendations were outlined in a government report sent by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor to the U.S. President. Titled the, Reforming Americans Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition, the 115-page report included specific recommendations of relevance to advocating for telehealth regarding the passage of […]

July 14, 2018

Are you a good/great writer looking to support the responsible use of technology in behavioral health and behavior science? If yes, we have a golden opportunity for you! CTiBS is a rapidly growing organization seeking a volunteer roving reporter to help us disseminate our news through traditional as well as digital venues. For more information […]