COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR NEUROPSYCHOLOGY TRAINEES
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Last updated 10/3/2020 at 1:10 pm EST

Overview

This document was created by the Association of Neuropsychology Students & Trainees (ANST) of The Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (SCN) of the American Psychological Association (APA Division 40). It is intended to provide easy access to resources and information of importance to neuropsychology trainees on our listserv during the COVID-19 pandemic. This document does not provide specific advice or guidance about individual training circumstances or issues. If you are encountering individual issues, please contact your training directors, supervisors, and mentors for support. If you have information to add to this document, please send it to d40anst@gmail.com.

Wishing you all the best,

Emily C. Duggan

Chair- Association of Neuropsychology Students & Trainees (ANST)

The Society for Clinical Neuropsychology  - APA Division 40

www.div40-anst.com | Twitter @Div40ANST  

Postdoctoral Fellow

Division of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Email eduggan3@jhmi.edu | Twitter @edugganphd

General COVID-19 Resources

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Resource Center

This website is a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Global Tracking Map

Live updates of Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Website

Information about Coronavirus for the general public, including information about symptoms and diagnosis, FAQs, protecting yourself and others, and for parents and caregivers.

 

CDC COVID-19 Website

Complete information and resource site about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Frequently asked questions can be found here.

COVID-19: Free Articles from APA Journals (added 4/2/2020)

View APA’s free collection of relevant psychological research published across the APA Journals portfolio. Topics include: the psychological impact of a pandemic; hardiness; health behavior; telework; and more. They will update this collection on an ongoing basis.

APA: Seven crucial research findings that can help people deal with COVID-19 (added 4/2/2020)

Psychological research on past crises can help people cope with the daily — sometimes hourly — newsflashes about the coronavirus.

Too Much Coronavirus Media Exposure May Be Bad for Your Health (added 4/2/2020)

Too much exposure to the COVID-19 news cycle can increase perceptions of threat and activate the fight-or-flight response, which may lead to physical and mental health problems.

Joint Statements and Communications Regarding Psychology Training

Joint statement from APA, CPA, APPIC, and ASPPB regarding the impact of COVID-19 on psychology training in North America, as posted by APPIC.

Joint statement from APA, CPA, APPIC, and ASPPB regarding the impact of COVID-19 on psychology training in North America, as posted by CPA.

APA Commission on Accreditation COVID-19 updates 

The Commission on Accreditation is having discussions to formulate guidance regarding accreditation and OPCA staff are working to communicate this guidance as it is formulated.

Council of Chairs of Training Councils: Statement on Education and Training Considerations during COVID-19 Pandemic (March 23, 2020)

Information from the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation (OPCA)

Including information on the OPCA response to COVID-19 outbreak and guidelines for Accredited Programs.

EPPP updates by ASPPB

Updates on the EPPP provided by ASPPB.

APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) COVID19 Statement (added 4/2/2020)

An important statement from the APA CECP for trainees and early career psychologists.

CCPPP, CPA accreditation, and ACPRO package of statements regarding COVID (added 4/27/2020)

Included is a statement from ACPRO containing their response to licensure concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a statement from the CCPPP and CPA Accreditation Panel regarding their responses to accreditation and training-related concerns.

CCTC Guidance Statement on Resumption of In-Person Psychological Services and Training (added 5/8/2020)

The Council of Chairs of Training Councils, with broad input from its member organizations and liaisons, has prepared this document to help Health Service Psychology training programs, clinical training sites, and affiliated clinical service delivery units think through the many considerations that inform decisions about resuming psychological services and training as COVID-19 related closures and restrictions are eased.

Licensure Related Matters and COVID-19: Polls by ASPPB (added 6/30/2020)

As the member organization for psychology boards, ASPPB has been contacted by numerous individuals, universities, organizations, etc. about issues surrounding licensure during this pandemic. In response to those inquiries, ASPPB has polled its members, the psychology licensing boards.

American Psychological Association (APA) 

Central APA Resource Website

A very comprehensive list of COVID-19 resources.  

 

***COVID-19 Education FAQs ***

Very comprehensive and helpful page addressing issues affecting graduate students, postdocs, interns, and faculty with supervision and training responsibilities.

 

Advice for psychology supervisors and trainees on caring for patients during the COVID-19 crisis 

As public health and education officials continue to monitor the spread of the coronavirus, here is advice for supervisors and trainees at psychology training programs on how to prepare for and adapt to fluctuating circumstances specific to patient care.

COVID-19 and Psychology Services: How to protect your patients and your practice

Practice recommendations for adapting services to COVID-19.

Overview of APA’s actions around COVID-19 (added 4/2/2020)

How APA and the field of psychology are responding by applying psychological knowledge to this pressing challenge – with respect to the operations of the association, the work of our profession and discipline, and the wellbeing of broader society.

APA Practice Resources In Response to COVID-19 (added 4/22/2020)

Information from APA on COVID-19 and its impact on professional practice.

APA in the news: Coronavirus report (added 4/22/2020)

APA responds to a high volume of media requests from major outlets.

APA offers free membership for new doctorates (added 4/22/2020)

New doctorates can receive full APA membership through December 2020 at no cost.

Staying on Track During a Pandemic: A Webinar Series for Students and ECPs (added 4/22/2020)

New webinars every Tuesday and Thursday, various times

Join APA on Wednesdays for a weekly webinar series on practical strategies and expert advice for students, early career psychologists, and their allies. In these hour-long webinars, they will discuss topics ranging from completing dissertations from afar to managing finances.

Prior Webinar Recordings:

Upcoming topics will include: International trainees, transferable job skills, and student self-advocacy. If there’s a topic you’d like to see a webinar on, feel free to share via email.

APA Resources for Information and Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic (added 4/22/2020)

A list of APA resources for students, faculty, psychologists, supervisors, trainees and high school teachers of psychology.

APA Advocacy Washington Update (added 4/22/2020)

        

APA CEO: Equity Critical to Addressing Pandemic (added 4/23/2020)

APA's CEO urges the White House to establish a public-private partnership to collect, disaggregate and report on data related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Town Halls: Member Discussions with APA's President and CEO (added 4/23/2020)

In this time of heightened uncertainty and quickly evolving needs, APA leadership will be holding virtual town halls where APA members can come together, ask questions, and share ideas.

Upcoming Town Halls:

Prior Town Halls:

 

APA #EquityFlattensTheCurve Network (added 6/3/2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all, but it is disproportionately harming the nation’s marginalized populations, including people of color, people with disabilities, people with low income, older people and other groups who are vulnerable to bias. Unless we work together to mitigate these disparities, it will be more difficult to contain the pandemic.

APA Division 12 Section IX (Assessment) COVID-19 Resources (added 6/30/2020)

Candian Psychological Association (CPA)

COVID-19 Public and Member Resources

COVID-19 and Neuropsychological Assessment Services in Canada (added 6/30/2020)

Candian Council of Professional Psychological Programs (CCPPP)

CCPPP Guiding Principles in Response to COVID-19 (added 4/27/2020)

This document articulates the principles that the CCPPP advocates Canadian psychology

training programs use in determining their responses to the training disruptions presented by the

COVID-19 crisis.

Student COVID-19-related Questions & Answers (added 4/27/2020)

The Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programmes (CCPPP) and the

Canadian Psychological Association Accreditation Panel (the CPA Panel) provide some answers to the questions that students submitted.

CCPPP Student Engagement: Social Media Updates (added 6/30/2020)

American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)

COVID-19 Links and Resources

A list of resources compiled by the American Academy of Neuropsychology (AACN).

COVID-19 Resources for Students and Trainees (added 4/2/2020)

Message from AACN: The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) of the AACN hopes you are staying safe and healthy during this evolving time. There has been a lot of great activity and shared resources over the last week or so. We thought it might be useful to consolidate some of the available information, at this point in time, into a single location (attached). You should soon also be able to find this information on the SAC section of the AACN website, under "Useful Links."

Risk Management Considerations for Safely Reopening Neuropsychology Practice in the Era of COVID-19 (added 6/10/20)

AACN members have exclusive access to one free continuing education credit when they pass a quiz based on the webinar's content.

Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)

COVID-19 Information

Answers from APPIC to frequently asked questions. Most important for current and future interns and post-docs and training programs.  

APPIC Guidance on Counting Hours with Telemedicine (added 3/26/20)

As many practicum sites are initiating or increasing telemental health services to provide continuity of care to the patients during this COVID-19 pandemic, APPIC is updating you about how they have modified the categorization of telemental health intervention and assessment hours in the APPIC Application for Psychology Internships (AAPI). They wish to alleviate tension between concern about accrual of hours during this time of crisis and decision-making or necessities concerning service-delivery modality exposure.

National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) NeuroNetwork (for members only)

 

COVID-19 Question and Resources for Trainees

A place for students and trainees to ask questions related to COVID-19 and share related resources.

COVID-19 Resources

A general list of COVID-19 resources compiled by NAN members.

Doing report reviews by phone with people who are medically fragile

A discussion thread for people to share ideas about doing report reviews by phone for people who are medically fragile.

Insurance Response to COVID-19 Crisis

A discussion thread for NAN members about insurance and reimbursement issues relating to COVID-19.

 

Practice Changes in response to COVID-19

A discussion thread for neuropsychologists to address practice changes in response to COVID-19.

InterOrganizational Practice Committee Recommendations/ Guidance for Teleneuropsychology (TeleNP) in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (added 6/1/2020)

The InterOrganizational Practice Committee (IOPC) convened a workgroup to provide rapid guidance about teleneuropsychology in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Register of Health Service Psychologists

COVID-19 Resources

Provides many resources on telepsychology (not necessarily neuropsychology) and information from several professional and public health organizations.

Clinical Webinars for HSPs (added 6/2/2020)

Upcoming webinars (all 2 PM - 3 PM EST):

1 CE credit available (per webinar) for paid registration.

Organizational Statements/Letters

Statement from Asian Neuropsychological Association regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and racial tension (added 4/20/2020)

In response to the racial tension directed towards Asian American populations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Neuropsychological Association has released a formal statement and a list of resources to address this issue.

Statement from Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (added 4/20/2020)

Hispanic Neuropsychological Society’s stance on general mental health, mental health disparities, xenophobia, and other relevant issues in the context of COVID-19. This letter has been submitted to listed government officials & public health leaders.

Statement from Society for Black Neuropsychology (added 5/12/2020)

As an outgrowth of SBN’s virtual discussion, the organization composed a letter to the coronavirus taskforce officials.

Asian Neuropsychological Association Official Letter to COVID-19 Task Force (added 5/16/2020)

Telepsychology and Teleneuropsychology Resources

Inter Organizational Practice Committee (IOPC) Tele-neuropsychology Toolkit

The Interorganizational Practice Committee serves to rapidly pool advocacy resources and expertise to improve access to high quality neuropsychological care. In the context of the coronavirus pandemic they have assembled a trusted repository of high-quality guidance and resources. Links and information will be updated frequently.

IOPC Recommendations/Guidance for Teleneuropsychology (TeleNP) in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (added 4/2/2020)

This document provides links to resources and established guidelines for telepsychology and offers specific recommendations about how extensions of these practices may apply to TeleNP.

Free CE series on telepsychology best practice 

For a limited time, APA'S four-part Continuing Education in Psychology series "Telepsychology Best Practice 101" is available free of charge.

 

Webinar: A Practical Guide to Providing Telepsychology with Minimal Risk

Video recording of a three-hour session titled “A Practical Guide to Providing Telepsychology with Minimal Risk”  by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. This presentation featured three of psychology’s leaders in the practice, regulation, and risk management of telehealth: Drs. Mary Alvord, Alex Siegel, and Eric Harris.

 

Office and technology checklist for telepsychological services

A practical and easy to use checklist when preparing to provide telepsychological services. Developed by APA.

College of Psychologists of BC Practice Support Checklist #06: Telepsychology Services

College of Psychologists of BC Practice Support Checklist #06: Telepsychology Assessment

NavNeuro March 25, 2020 Podcast on Teleneuropsychology with Dr. Munro Cullum (added 3/26/2020)

Munro Cullum, Ph.D., ABPP-CN is interviewed about teleneuropsychology and telemedicine in general. In the podcast, they distinguish between pre-COVID-19 teleneuropsychological evaluations, conducted in clinics and other controlled environments, and the current push for home-to-home teleneuropsychology.  They also dive into the details of teleneuropsychology, including topics such as research evidence for feasibility, reliability, and validity of this methodology, patient acceptability, environmental challenges, patient privacy and informed consent, and trainee clinical hours, among others.  Throughout the interview, Dr. Cullum summarizes the current literature and provides advice, tips, and guidance for interested researchers and clinicians.

Free Webinar: The Trust - A Practical Guide to Providing Telepsychology with Minimal Risk (Added 3/26/20) 

This presentation will focus on the challenges and practical solutions to real telepsychology situations that have been presented to The Trust’s Advocate 800 Program’s risk management consultation service and will include insights and practical guidance from a psychologist who actively uses telepsychology in her practice. We’ll examine the existing laws and guidelines for providing such services and what changes one can project in the immediate future.

CE: The Trust- Practice in the Age of Telepsychology (2.0 CE) (Added 3/26/20) 

This program looks at the increasingly dynamic field of telepsychological practice. Panelists will provide an overview of the key principles identified in the APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology -- developed jointly by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of State and Provincial Psychological Boards (ASPPB), and The Trust. Presenters will outline risk management considerations for telepractice, examine the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) to facilitate telepractice across state lines and highlight relevant laws, regulations and other policies relating to issues of informed consent, insurance coverage mandates, and privacy and security considerations.

CE: The Trust- Telepsychology: Clinical Applications of Technology (2.0 CE) (Added 3/26/20) 

This introductory webinar provides guidance to psychologists interested in delivering psychological services through technology. The webinar is appropriate for individuals already applying known technologies in their practice (e.g., fax, telephone), those augmenting their practice with newer technologies (e.g., email, mobile devices), and those seeking to develop a technology-based practice (e.g., videoconferencing). Participants will receive an overview of methods for assessing appropriateness of technology-based services, clinical applications/techniques, and emergency management strategies.

CE: The Trust- Telepsychology managing Risk in Practice (2.0 CE) (Added 3/26/20) 

This webinar provides guidance to psychologists interested in delivering psychological services through technology while managing the risks associated with technology use. The webinar will provide an overview of key ethical and legal considerations, risk assessment strategies, methods for assessing appropriateness of technology-based services, clinical applications/techniques, and risk assessment strategies.

INS Webinar (Slides): Teleneuropsychology (TeleNP) in Response to COVID-19: Practical Guidelines to Balancing Validity Concerns with Clinical Need​​​​​​​ (added 4/2/2020)

This webinar will illustrate the many opportunities and challenges of Teleneuropsychology (TeleNP) assessment, including focusing on ethical/legal issues during service provision as well as addressing practical needs for providers attempting service delivery remotely.

UNT Psychology Clinic: Telepsychology Clinician and Supervisor Manual (added 4/2/2020)

Shared with permission from UNT.

TMB Digital Neuropsychology Toolkit: Request for Access (added 4/2/2020)

**This resource was created in response to the covid19 pandemic and is being offered free of charge to users who require tools for remote assessment of neuropsychological functioning.**

The TMB Digital Neuropsychology Toolkit is a resource created by the Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in collaboration with the Many Brains Project, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  We have been providing resources for research neuropsychology since 2008 and have collected cognitive test data from 2.5 million people.

The purpose of these tests is not for diagnosis or medical treatment.  Norms are available for ages 12-90 only.

Telepsychology and PSYPACT: Understanding Interstate Practice During the COVID-19 Crisis and into the Future (added 4/20/2020)

This presentation is designed for psychologists practicing at all levels of expertise with respect to clinical tele-health services, and aims to teach participants: 1.) how to identify ethical and legal issues involved with providing psychological services across jurisdictional borders, 2.) understand the ways in which governors’ executive orders have temporarily changed standing laws regarding interjurisdictional practice during the COVID-19 crisis, and 3.) understand the status of PSYPACT with respect to participating states and upcoming dates of implementation.

Neuropsychological and psychological testing during COVID-19 (added 4/22/2020)

Billing and other guidance for psychologists who provide psychological and neuropsychological testing services.

APA Telepsychology Resources (added 4/22/2020)

The content on this webpage, usually reserved for paid members, is being made available to all readers during the COVID-19 crisis to aid the psychology community in their ever-vigilant effort to improve lives.

Telehealth guidance by state during COVID-19 (added 4/23/2020)

This resource for practicing psychologists lists the telehealth policies in all 50 states.

Informed consent checklist for telepsychological services (added 4/23/3030)

Office and technology checklist for telepsychological services (added 4/23/2020)

Taking Neuropsychology Out of The Office: Extending Our Practice through Telehealth Technology Slides from talk by Drs. Cullum, Gioia, & Podell from NAN 2019 (added 5/19/2020)

Risk Management for Teleneuropsychology – Slides from talk by Drs. Cullum, Bauer, Postal, & Taube (added 5/19/2020)

Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma short guides on telehealth cognitive therapy for PTSD, SAD and Panic Disorder (added 6/2/2020)

MHS Digital Resource Toolkit (added 6/30/2020)

APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology (added 6/30/2020)

Guidance on Psychological Tele-Assessment During the COVID-19 Crisis - Podcast with Dr. Jordan Wright (added 6/30/2020)

Pearson Telepractice Resources (added 6/30/2020)

Codes and Reimbursement

Medicare Teleservices Billing Codes (cms.gov)

List of services payable under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule when furnished via telehealth.

UPDATE: Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 (added 4/2/2020)

Update on CMS codes, including neuropsychology codes officially cleared for telemedicine (“Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing; CPT codes 96130- 96133; CPT codes 96136- 96139).

A Communication Regarding Trainee Reimbursement Issues (added 4/2/2020)

This is a communication from an APA attorney in response to a trainee reimbursement question in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This communication is being shared here only for reference.

Further expansion of telehealth coverage for Medicare recipients (added 4/2/2020)

Psychological and neuropsychological testing, and group psychotherapy, can now be billed through telehealth in Medicare during the COVID-19 crisis.

ACGME and CMS Teaching Physician Regulations (added 4/2/2020)

Many Departments, with UPG’s guidance, have developed workflows to provide telemedicine encounters.  These workflows can also be used by your residents and fellows for their Continuity Clinic patients with appropriate supervision. Both the ACGME (link above) and CMS (below) have provided additional, aligning guidance.  The two most important issues regarding these rules are the following:

  1. Direct supervision requires that the supervising physician be present in the room with the trainee providing telehealth for a portion of the encounter, or join by telephone or video conference.
  2. Indirect supervision cannot be billed.

CMS Teaching Physician Regulations:

As more practitioners are increasingly being asked to assist with the COVID-19 response, on an interim basis, for the duration of the PHE for the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS is amending the teaching physician regulations to allow that as a general rule, the requirement for the presence of a teaching physician can be met, at a minimum, through direct supervision by interactive telecommunications technology.  In other words, the teaching physician must provide supervision either with physical presence or be present through interactive telecommunications technology during the key portion of the service. Specifically, CMS believes that when use of such real-time, audio and video telecommunications technology allows for the teaching physician to interact with the resident through virtual means, their ability to furnish assistance and direction could be met without requiring the teaching physician’s physical presence for the key portion of the service.

Live APA COVID-19 Town Hall: Telehealth and Reimbursement (added 4/20/2020)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT

Dr. Jared Skillings, APA’s Chief of Professional Practice, will answer questions related to telehealth and reimbursement.

Medicare telehealth billing update (added 4/22/2020)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services offers new instructions on place of service billing for telehealth.

The latest Medicare updates related to COVID-19 (added 4/23/2020)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expands telehealth coverage, eases the enrollment process for new providers and offers advanced and accelerated payments to facilitate access to care for Medicare beneficiaries.

Resources for Working with Older Adults

GeroCentral CoVID-19 Resources

Resources assembled for clinicians working with older adults and their families. Includes information and instructions for patients on families on how to access general technological resources.

APA Committee on Aging (CONA): Key Points on COVID-19 and Older Adults (added 3/26/2020)

Information shared by CONA on 3/26/2020 on key points regarding COVID-19 and older adults, including points of clarification and resources.

APA: COVID-19 isn’t just a danger to older people’s physical health (added 4/2/2020)

As the world grapples with COVID-19, psychologists are pointing to a major new report that underscores the prevalence — and risks — of loneliness in older people and urges health-care providers to take action to help.

APA: Psychologists emphasize more self-care for older adults (added 4/2/2020)

Older Americans may be of the mindset that “age 60 is the new 40.” But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be vigilant about their physical and psychological health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 and Living with Dementia in Minnesota: Maintaining Well-Being and Purpose (added 4/20/2020)

This virtual panel of national and local experts will discuss challenges and review important strategies, tips, and resources so that the well-being and purpose of people living with dementia and those who care for them is maintained during this unprecedented pandemic. The brief presentations will focus on clinical issues for people living with dementia; family caregiver and care partner strategies; and cultural resources important to consider.

COVID-19 isn’t just a danger to older people’s physical health (added 4/22/2020)

Psychologists are pointing to a major new report that underscores the prevalence — and risks — of loneliness in older people and urges health-care providers to take action to help.

APA Office on Aging (added 4/23/2020)

A comprehensive site of programs, services, resources, and information for professionals, students, and the general public. Two particularly relevant resources include: ‘Older Adults and Disasters: How Caregivers Can Be Prepared and Assist Others’ and ‘Older Adults and Disasters: How to Be Prepared and Assist Others’.

COVID-19: Alzheimer’s Association’s Tips for Dementia Caregivers (added 4/29/2020)

Caregiver Coping Skills and Communication Strategies for a Pandemic (added 6/12/2020)

The pandemic has placed a significant strain on the mental, social, and physical wellbeing of many caregivers, as well as individuals with cognitive decline. In this podcast, Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN discusses COVID-19’s impact on underserved communities, offers communication tips, and reminds people to practice self-care.

A Systematic and Critical Review of the Validity of Teleneuropsychology for Older Adults (added 6/12/2020)

APA Webinar - African American Older Adults and COVID-19: Addressing Mental Health Needs, Supporting Strength (added 6/29/2020)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT

The incidence of mental health concerns in African Americans has increased dramatically in the past few weeks. Older adults comprise the majority of COVID-19 deaths, with disproportionate rates in the African American community. Presented by Dr. Vonetta Dotson, this webinar will provide health and aging service providers with strategies and resources to build upon the existing resilience of this population, enhance coping skills to manage emotional distress, and practice self-care in this time of elevated stress. Transcript available here, and resources available here.

APA COVID-19 and aging resources (added 7/6/2020)

The Intersection of COVID-19 and Dementia: A Double Hit for Older Adults (added 7/14/2020)

Slides available here.

Resources for Working with Children, Teens, and Families

Mangination Press: Resources for Managing Stress in Children and Teens (added 4/2/2020)

Tools and strategies to manage stress and anxiety and for tips on mindfulness for children and teens.

Helping Caregivers of Children With Disabilities (added 4/2/2020)

Psychologists’ research offers ways to help caregivers of children with disabilities cope during the pandemic.

Telehealth testing with children: Important factors to consider (added 5/2/2020)

Psychologists will need to make some adjustments to testing children during the public health emergency.

Twitter

Twitter can be one of the most helpful resources for accessing information and resources about dynamic situations. Many in the neuropsychology are rapidly sharing information here. One useful thread about teleneuropsychology can be found here and here. Follow @Div40ANST for our updates. Also three (of many) neuropsychologists posting numerous useful resources are @DrRiveraMindt, @DocBlock_NP, and @ytquioz and useful hashtags are #neuropsychology, #psychology, #AcademicTwitter, and #COVD-19. Need tips for getting started on twitter? See this. 

APA also released an article about #AcademicTwitter, which can be found here.

Neuropsychology Didactics and Digital Learning Resources

APA electronic resources available for distance learning 

Free access to a variety of books and other academic materials offered during the shut-down period.

Remote Student Training Resources from APA Division 22

A working google doc of reputable no-cost online learning opportunities for remote student training from APA’s Division 22: Rehabilitation Psychology.

Navigating Neuropsychology (NavNeuro) Podcast

Neurology grand rounds Podcast

MIT neuroscience and behavior Podcast

Neuropsychopharmacology Podcast

Brain Science Podcast

Neuroscientists Talk Shop Podcast

YouTube Lectures by MacArthur genius award winner, neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky of Stanford on neuroscience and neuroanatomy, including:

 

Summer Statistics Workshops

A blog of all summer psychology statistics workshops, with updates on courses that are free and/or being moved to an online format.

Psychology lesson plans made available to all teachers by APA 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) has made psychology unit lessons available freely for the benefit of all teachers.

Quantitude Podcast (added 4/2/2020)

Patrick Curran and Gregory Hancock have been doing the quantitative methods podcast “Quantitude” since the end of last October. A number of people have indicated they find some of the discussions useful for their students and classes. In that spirit, and because people are currently in need of support materials to augment their online instructional efforts, they offer below a very brief list of the topics covered in the more academically-oriented episodes so far this season (of course, you may enjoy the other less academic episodes as well).

Episodes

Episode 2 statistical power

Episode 3 core concepts statistics students should know

Episode 4 advice for graduate students

Episode 6 model modification and respecification

Episode 7 what is quantitative methodology

Episode 9 psychometric reliability

Episode 10 the grant review process, part 1

Episode 11 the grant review process, part 2

Episode 12 measurement invariance

Episode 13 scale scoring

Episode 14 assessing model fit

Episode 15 life in academia

Episode 16 missing data

Episode 17 planned missing data designs

Episode 20 mixture modeling

Episode 21 integrative data analysis

PsychLearn Free Content (added 4/2/2020)

With many instructors being asked to deliver course material in an online environment due to COVID-19 , PsychLearn is offering PsycLearn --  Research Methods and PsycLearn -- Introduction to Social Psychology for instructors to use with their students at no cost for the remainder of this semester.

Virtual Summit: Advancing Digital Brain Healthcare (added 4/21/2020)

A free one-day virtual summit dedicated to digital transformation in neuropsychology. Spearheaded by neuropsychologists whose goal is to bring many disciplines together in hopes of ‘advancing innovation in brain healthcare’, with topics ranging from teleneuropsychology to ECoG-based functional brain mapping. 6 CEs are available through Brain Tech Project’s partnership with INS. Watch the summit (recorded on June 18th) here.

KnowNeuropsychology Didactic Series (added 4/21/2020)

New webinar every Monday, various times

A 12-week didactic series organized by a team of neuropsychologists & trainees dedicated to providing open access to educational lectures covering topics such as clinical disorders, professional development, clinical practice, and research. Register here.

Prior Webinars

Speaking of Psychology Podcast (added 4/22/2020)

The American Psychological Association produced the audio podcast series, Speaking of Psychology. This podcast highlights some of the latest, most important and relevant psychological research being conducted today, hoping to help listeners apply the science of psychology to their everyday lives.

APA electronic resources available for distance learning (added 4/23/2020)

Free access to a variety of books and other academic materials offered during the shut-down period.

Psychological assessment training during COVID-19 (added 4/23/2020)

Considerations for those who teach, train and supervise graduate students and trainees in psychological assessment.

Clinical Webinars for Health Service Psychologists (added 4/23/2020)

The National Register hosts ongoing webinars that cover clinical and ethical topics.

Support for Psychological Service Providers with Complimentary CE (added 4/23/2020)

The American Psychological Association is committed to supporting psychological service providers during the COVID-19 crisis. These 90-minute webinars are dedicated to the personal wellbeing and professional development of service providers during this critical time. Enrollment is limited to the first 3,000 participants.

ANA Webinar: Contextual Variables when Working with Asian Americans: ECLECTIC Framework (added 4/23/2020)

Presented by Daryl Fujii, Ph.D. ABPP-CN, this webinar aims to:

1. Teach about the American Education and Research Association (AERA) Standards for Fairness in Testing and rationale behind the standards.

2. Review and appreciate the demographic heterogeneity of Asian-Americans through use of the ECLECTIC Framework.

3. Explain how specific cultural characteristics can guide approaches for neuropsychological testing with Asian-Americans.

Slides can be found here, and references can be found here.

Free Springer Machine Learning and Data books (added 4/27/2020)

To try and ease the tremendous pressure which is being put on academia right now, Springer Nature has made a range of essential textbooks from all disciplines freely available to help support students and instructors worldwide. The entire selection can be found here.

CE Available through NavNeuro Podcasts (added 5/19/2020)

CE credit(s) can be earned by listening to episodes of the Navigating Neuropsychology (NavNeuro) podcast, a partner of INS, and then passing an online evaluation for the selected podcast(s).

INS Virtual Event: The Neuropsychology of Pleasure, Dreaming, and Memories (added 6/2/2020)

July 1-2, 2020 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Register here. $30 for student members, $40 for non student members.

Law and Mental Health Lecture Series (added 6/5/2020)

Free CEU credit is offered. Register here, and contact HSC for more information.

Prior Webinars:

Roesch, PhD

Cook, PhD

Research

How to create an APA style reference for a cancelled conference presentation

Conducting research during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Advice from psychological researchers on protecting participants, animals and research plans.

Supporting science during the COVID-19 pandemic (added 4/2/2020)

In the wake of COVID-19, APA welcomes your ideas on how we can best support the scientific community, whether you are transitioning to virtual classrooms, trying to finish a graduate degree, grappling with research issues or experiencing challenges with animal care.

APA: For Psychological Scientists: COVID-19 FAQ (added 4/2/2020)

This document answers the questions APA's Science Directorate is receiving during the COVID-19 outbreak and offers resources to help psychological scientists and students deal with the impact of the coronavirus on their research and academic work.

This list of resources will be updated regularly. Send additional questions or resource suggestions via email to APA's Science Directorate.

Funding emerges to study the psychological impact of COVID-19 (added 4/19/2020)

APA provides a list of funding agencies that are issuing calls for grant proposals from psychologists and other behavioral and social science researchers to study how people are responding to the most alarming public health and economic crisis the world has experienced in the past 75 years.

APA Style Tutorials and Webinars (added 4/23/2020)

American Statistical Association Releases Statement on Government Data Experts (added 6/1/2020)

The American Statistical Association released the following statement this week on the role of data experts in state and local governments during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement has been sent to US state governors and public health officials.

APA Science and Research Resources (added 6/2/2020)

Information, resources and support for researchers, educators and students during COVID-19.

Call for Papers (added 6/8/2020)

Adapting your research methods in response to COVID-19 (added 8/12/2020)

Thursday, August 13, 12-1 PM EST

Following the onset of COVID-19, many research labs had to shut down and suspend their research efforts. Labs are slowly beginning to reopen – but have had to make adaptations to their research methods in response to the pandemic.

Other Events and Information

A Townhall on Anti-Asian Racism: Race, Struggle and Solidarity in the Time of A Global Pandemic (added 3/26/20)

Recorded Webinar - The People’s Collective for Justice and Liberation presents a Townhall on Anti-Asian Racism on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 3pm-5pm PST/ 6pm-8pm EST. Transcript available here.

Asian American organizers, and other people of color we are in community with, will facilitate a conversation on race, struggle and solidarity in the time of a global pandemic.

Webinar: Managing Stress During Distance Learning - How Faculty Can Support Their Students (added 4/2/2020)

Recorded on April 1, 2020 (register to view recording)

Of possible interest to trainees who teach or supervise students.

Faculty play an important role in the lives of college students, especially during times of uncertainty. As colleges and universities navigate the constantly evolving changes in response to COVID-19, we recognize that there is much stress and anxiety that instructors need to manage whether they were already teaching online or were recently required to shift to online modes of content delivery for students. In this webinar, JED's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sofia B. Pertuz, Ph.D. will moderate a panel of experts sharing tips on how faculty can provide support for their students during distance learning while keeping in mind the needs of particularly vulnerable student populations. 

National Survey: Mental Health Practitioner Immediate Response to COVID-19 (added 4/2/2020)

West Virginia University School of Medicine is conducting a research study using an online survey to gain more insight into the response of behavioral/mental health providers during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are currently practicing in the behavioral/mental health field, they would greatly appreciate it if you would be willing to complete this survey and also share this survey with other behavioral/mental health providers if you are willing. Individuals aged 18 or older who speak English and work in the mental healthcare field are eligible to participate. Participation in this study is entirely voluntary, and you can discontinue participation at any time. Although there is no benefit to individual participants, the hope is that results of this study will help to inform practice and policy by characterizing mental health providers’ responses to this public health crisis.

 

The online survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete and is typically composed of multiple-choice questions. They look forward to compiling the results in order to disseminate their findings.  

 

Free Webinar: Providing Psychological Services in the Face of Uncertainty: Q&A Series (added 4/2/2020)

April 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm EST

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, practitioners face widespread uncertainty and anxiety, which requires flexibility and adaptability in order to maintain the continuity of clinical services.

Join clinical psychologist Dr. Jeff Zimmerman as he continues a three-part series of Q&A sessions on Friday, April 3 and April 10. He'll be joined by APA’s Dr. Jared Skillings and they will address frequently asked questions on issues surrounding telehealth and practice innovations during this time of rapid change. Technological, ethical, and practical considerations will be the subject of these free sessions, all designed around your specific interests and questions.

APA Calls for Destigmatizing Coronavirus (added 4/2/2020)

Association president warns against spreading xenophobia along with the virus.

COVID-19 Trainee Q&A Forum - Graduate Student Session (added 4/21/2020)

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST

Presented by ANST & Div 40 EAC, this forum aims to provide support and guidance for trainees and to answer questions related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Budgeting and Repaying Student Loans in a Pandemic: What Stimulus and Stagnation Mean for You (added 4/21/2020)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT

In this webinar, learn from three experts about the details of the student loan stimulus package, what Congress may be planning next for American students and workers, ways private borrowers can also advocate for themselves, and common strategies for living on a constrained budget.

Managing your student loans during COVID-19 (added 4/22/2020)

More information regarding the most recent student loan payment changes, including how to delay payments and how this will affect PSLF.

Ethical guidance for the COVID-19 era (added 4/22/2020)

Psychologists offer advice on ethical practice, research, teaching, and applied work as professionals across the field adjust to a sudden shift in working conditions.

Careers in Psychology (added 4/23/2020)

Everything you need to know for your career in psychology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coping with Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Racism during the time of COVID-19 (added 5/20/2020)

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, this virtual town hall meeting will cover xenophobia and anti-Asian racism during COVID-19, actions Asians and Asian allies can take, and how to better engage through community outreach. Register here.

Emerging health disparities in Black communities during the age of COVID-19: Lessons learned and a Call to Action (added 5/28/2020)

Friday, May 29th, 2020 12 PM CST

At the conclusion of this seminar, learners will be able to: (1) discuss the historical perspective of the emerging health disparities in brain health, mental health, and clinical research among Black communities during COVID-19, (2) propose specific strategies and actionable items to address the disparities in brain health, mental health, and clinical research highlighted by the pandemic, and (3) facilitate open discussion about the role of neuropsychologists and other health professionals in advocating for underrepresented and marginalized populations that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Register here.

MBMC International COVID-19 Survey (added 6/2/2020)

This international assessment aims to examine COVID-19-related attitudes, concerns, responses, and impacts in relation to public health policies.

APA ‘How Did You Get That Job?’ Workshop: Interview Strategies for Private Practice Positions (added 6/2/2020)

Friday, June 12, 2020, 2 PM - 3 PM EST

Dr. Jeff Zimmerman will cover This presentation will cover how to find the right practice for your skill set, interview prep tips and delivery techniques that will help you stand out, what COVID-19-related questions you should ask the employer, compensation approaches and packages, and evaluating an offer.

Coping with COVID-19 (added 6/2/2020)

A comprehensive resource for those practitioners and clients affected by COVID-19.

Free APA Webinar: Troubleshooting ‘Zoom Fatigue’ in the Era of Telehealth (added 6/8/2020)

COVID-19 Higher Education Survey (added 6/30/2020)

Complete this short (5-10 minutes) survey to help support students and trainees during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The answers will be used to tailor resources for students and trainees across the country.

Psychology Clinic Safe Work Plan: Resumption of In-person Operations at the Psychology Clinic at UVIC (added 6/30/2020)

Invisible No More: Psychology, American Indians/Alaska Natives and COVID-19

Friday, July 17, 2020, 2 PM - 3 PM EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing challenges in many American Indian and Alaska Native communities and has created new challenges for tribes seeking to maintain traditions and customs, such as gathering together to grieve loved ones. Psychologists are helping to address these challenges through culturally-informed interventions and efforts to build upon tribes' resiliency and strengths. This webinar will feature some of these efforts, with the goals of increasing awareness of the pandemic's impact on Native American communities and the potential for psychology to assist in mitigating risks and collateral consequences associated with the pandemic. Part of the challenge to address the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native communities is to make their concerns more visible. Frequently left out COVID-19 reporting due to insufficient data collection, Native communities' concerns must be elevated in discourse regarding disparities exposed and exacerbated by the pandemic. This webinar is one small step toward that goal. Presented by John Gonzalez, PhD, Kyle Hill, PhD, LP, Vicky Lomay, PhD, Royleen Ross, PhD, & Brian Smedley, PhD

Covid-19 NP Practice Survey (added 7/10/2020)

The Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System is inviting all independently licensed neuropsychologists practicing within the United States (even if you are not currently providing neuropsychology services due to COVID-19) to participate in a 10-minute survey to learn about current or anticipated changes in clinical neuropsychology practice in the context of COVID-19. They are specifically interested in better understanding the factors that influenced your decision making regarding service delivery adjustments, satisfaction with services, and future teleneuropsychology development needs. More information available here.

The Colors of COVID-19: Addressing Health Disparities During a Global Pandemic (added 7/15/2020)

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:45 PM - 2:25 PM CST

Presented by Dr. Stephen Thomas, a professor of Health Policy & Management at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Spanish Tele-NP during COVID-19 Survey (added 7/17/2020)

This survey is about your experience with TeleNP services for Spanish speakers in the time of COVID-19. The Baylor College of Medicine wants to share with you an invitation to participate in a survey of Providers Attitudes, Practices, and Relevant Considerations Related to Teleneuropsychology (TeleNP) of Spanish-Speakers. Their goal is to gain a better understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on clinical service delivery among psychology/neuropsychology trainees who provide assessment services to the Spanish-speaking community. Participation is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. Please be aware that by continuing to take part in the survey you are giving consent to participate in this study. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes and can be completed via computer, smartphone, or other technology. All anonymous survey data will be stored on a password-protected computer.

This study was approved by the IRB of Baylor College of Medicine (Protocol # H-47779). If you have any question regarding this study/survey, please contact Adriana M. Strutt, PhD, ABPP-CN/ Franchesca Arias, Ph.D. at star.telenp@gmail.com.

Self Care For Trainees and Psychologists

Self-care for psychologists during the COVID-19 outbreak (added 4/2/2020)

Clinicians, researchers, professors, other psychologists, and trainees need to take care of themselves as well as those they serve.

Free Wellness Webinars for Psychologists (added 4/2/2020)

From yoga and pilates to art therapy, APA is providing wellness webinars to help you make the most of your time away from the office.

Prior Webinars:

Coping in the era of coronavirus: A webinar for students (added 4/2/2020)

This presentation can help undergraduate and graduate students navigate the shifting COVID-19 crisis. Slides can be found here.

Sustaining Ourselves in Challenging Times: Ethical and Risk Management Perspectives (added 4/20/2020)

Friday, April 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST

This webinar focuses on what self-care is, the ethical and legal obligations that make it essential, the risks of not attending to it, and strategies for living self-care and self-sustainability as a daily practice rather than another item on the ‘To Do’ list.

Self-care advice for health-care providers during COVID-19 (added 4/22/2020)

Concrete strategies to help manage stress.

The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence (added 4/22/2020)

Decisions on how to apply quarantine should be based on the best available evidence. This review examines the psychological impact of quarantine using three electronic databases.  

APA partners with mental health leaders and national health insurers to launch COVID-19 Resource Hub (added 4/22/2020)

The American Psychological Association (APA) joined a coalition of the nation's leading mental health advocacy groups and health insurance companies to launch a COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub, a package of free digital resources to help individuals and health care providers manage stress and anxiety and address mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coping with COVID-19-related stress as a student (added 4/23/2020)

Coronavirus: A survival guide (added 4/23/2020)

Thursday, April 16, 2020 (Register to view)

The coronavirus outbreak has made us completely change our modern behaviors. This webinar examines the current conditions in which we find ourselves, putting our fears into context.

Free Virtual Museum, Zoo/Aquarium, and Theme Park Tours (added 4/24/2020)

Virtual tours of five famous UNESCO sites (added 5/6/2020)

Here are five easy-to-navigate tours of inspirational UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world.

Get Creative at Home (added 5/6/2020)

Looking for ways to get in touch with your artistic side? Need more activities to engage the kids? There’s plenty of inspiration to be found in the artworks in this collection—and the Art Institute of Chicago has a few ideas on how you can tap into it.

Explore.org Live Streams (added 5/15/2020)

Enjoy various live streams of nature scenes and animals.

5 Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety around COVID-19 (added 6/2/2020)

Mindfulness videos for trainees (added 6/2/2020)

B.C. government launches new mental health service for post- secondary students (added 6/2/2020)

Here2Talk offers 24/7 free and confidential service by app, phone, or online chat. Video available here.

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook (added 6/2/2020)