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Ever wonder how new ideas and projects get born? Here is the story behind VTConnect!

Ever wonder how new ideas and projects get born? Here is the story behind VTConnect!

In 2009 Dr. Martha Ireland decided to relocate her established private psychotherapy practice of more than 20 years to another state in order to be closer to her family. Although the move was for a good reason, Dr. Ireland worried about her patients and spent a lot of time weighing her decision. How would her patients react to transitioning to a new clinician? Would her patients feel abandoned by her move and regress in their recovery? Would they cancel therapy altogether following her move? The therapeutic relationship is extremely important for recovery and it takes time be established. If possible, she wanted to preserve the relationships with her clients. Her son-in-law, an IT security professional, and her daughter, VTC co-founder...

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How to Select a Virtual Platform for Your Mental Health Practice

How to Select a Virtual Platform for Your Mental Health Practice

Just as customers drive demand for goods in the marketplace, clients drive the demand for services when it comes to mental health treatment options. One service option clients are demanding at an increasing rate is the ability to connect virtually with their provider from a distance via a video session. So ready or not, the time is now for you to select a video-teleconferencing platform for your practice. But before you commit to a particular solution, there are a variety of factors you need to evaluate. Most importantly, select a platform using your clinical knowledge and business expertise. Is the technology platform HIPAA and HiTech compliant? Will the platform provider sign a Business Associates Agreement (BAA) with you? This is...

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