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EPA Telepsychiatry Toolkit

Along the past decades, digital psychiatry has gained a constantly growing momentum and scientific evidence on feasibility, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of telepsychiatry is currently well established.

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, telemental health care has been widely adopted worldwide, as a rapid response to governmental decisions to comply with preventive measures and the need to ensure mental health care at a distance for psychiatric patients. However, in time of crisis, telepsychiatry has been set up mostly with rapid implementation approaches, sometimes without a proper training and often with access inequities.

Part 1 – Basics of Telepsychiatry – composed of seven new videos by Prof. Umberto Volpe and Prof. Donald Hilty
Part 2 – Specific Issues in Telepsychiatry – composed of a Workshop recording from the EPA 2022 Virtual Congress entitled “Controversial Issues, Potential Risks and Solutions in Telepsychiatry” and a new video by Dr. Shalini Ahuja 

This project aims to provide mental health professionals
with the basic standards of
telemental health care.
The up-to-date scientific literature and practical hints provided will give you an overview  of the components of high quality telemental health care services in different settings.

Find out more on the EPA e-Learning platform now!