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May 2020 PA Psychologist

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Three (3) hours, one (1) of which is for ethics.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed American life dramatically including an increase in the mental health needs of the public. This home study covers those changes and how psychologists can prepare to meet them. Topics include practice changes incurred by reliance of telehealth; emerging mental health needs including an increased risk of suicide among the population in general; self-disclosure of one's infectious status to patients and other ethical issues that arise in treating patients in the era of coronavirus; factors to consider when ensuring patient safety when returning to face-to-face services; an increase in prejudice precipitated by the virus, and public health lessons that could be learned from the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Learning Objectives:
The articles in the May 2020 Pennsylvania Psychologist will enable readers to:

1. Describe how to respond to clinical and ethical issues that may arise as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
2. Identify emerging mental health needs arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic;
3. List the lessons learned from the 1918 influenza pandemic that may be relevant today; and
4. Consider safety precautions needed to resume face-to-face psychotherapy.

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