Due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is not possible to conduct (neuro)psychological assessments and therapy face to face. Tele-psychology practice allows us to conduct both assessments and therapy via secure internet technology. Tele-psychology involves arranging an appointment time between the client and the psychologist when both parties can interface from their technology devices (e.g. computer, tablet, smartphone) via the internet.
What services we can offer via telepsychology
- Initial neuropsychological/ psychological needs assessments
- Therapy and rehabilitation sessions
- Training and supervision of support workers to provide input to clients remotely or face to face
- Support for adolescents and young people who are having problems with learning, motivating themselves and structuring their school/ college work whilst their schools/ colleges are closed. We also provide support for parents managing them
- Medicolegal neuropsychological assessments
Is it effective?
- Results of a systematic review indicate that telepsychology has been used in a variety of therapeutic formats and with diverse populations. It is generally associated with good user satisfaction, and is found to have similar clinical outcomes to traditional face-to-face therapy (Backhause et al., 2012).
- There is a body of evidence which supports the administration of a range of our tests via this medium and shows that there is little difference between scores on a range of tests that are administered via video-conference compared to face to face. There is also evidence that shows that interaction via video-conference does not impede successful interaction or rapport (Brearly et al., 2017). However, some caution may need to be applied when interpreting the tests and whether it is appropriate to administer tests by this medium will need to be considered on a case by case basis.
- Where possible we will review the effectiveness of our interventions with goals setting.
Backhaus, A., Agha, Z., Maglione, M. L., Repp, A., Ross, B., Zuest, D., … & Thorp, S. R. (2012). Videoconferencing psychotherapy: A systematic review. Psychological services, 9(2), 111.
Brearly, T. W., Shura, R. D., Martindale, S. L., Lazowski, R. A., Luxton, D. D., Shenal, B. V., & Rowland, J. A. (2017). Neuropsychological test administration by videoconference: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuropsychology review, 27(2), 174-186.