Virtual Mental Health Care: Innovation Catalyzed by COVID-19

Webinar Video

The COVID-19 pandemic stimulated innovation in order to continue to provide access to mental health care. This catalyzed the rapid implementation of virtual health solutions for patients across the age spectrum, and in a variety of clinical contexts. In this session we draw on our experience in virtual healthcare, implementation, and health professions education to discuss practical considerations for clinicians offering direct-to-patient virtual mental health care for children, youth and adults.

Full Webinar Details

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe important considerations for direct-to-patient virtual mental healthcare;
  • Discuss challenges and considerations for direct-to-patient mental healthcare for populations across the life span; and
  • Apply the knowledge they have acquired from the session to their clinical practice.

Presenters:

Allison Crawford MD PhD FRCPC
Associate Chief, Outreach, Telemental Health, and ECHO
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto

Chetana Kulkarni MD FRCPC
Medical Director, Mental Health Access Program (MHAP)
Education Lead, TeleLink Mental Health Program
The Hospital for Sick Children
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto

Antonio Pignatiello MD FRCPC
Medical Director, TeleLink Mental Health Program
The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto

Eva Serhal MBA PhD
Director
Virtual Mental Health and Outreach
ECHO Ontario Mental Health and ECHO Ontario
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Accreditation:

College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+ One-Credit-Per-Hour (Group Learning)
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated)."

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