The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted access to and the delivery of behavioral health services for both patients and social work providers. This webinar describes how practicing social workers transitioned to tele-behavioral health services during the pandemic. Presenters discuss challenges, practice innovations, and ethical/equity-focused implications to increase the use tele-behavioral health beyond the pandemic. Recommendations to ensure reimbursement parity, workforce preparation, and supports to engage patient use of tele-behavioral health are also highlighted.
May 20, 2021