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CDP Presents: Technology and Telehealth: Maximizing Treatment Quality and Accessibility across the Virtual Divide

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Kelly Chrestman |  Megan Bryant
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1 Hour 30 Minutes
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In this 90-minute webinar, participants will briefly review the advantages of offering telehealth options for patients receiving psychotherapy, as well as additional concerns that are unique to the telehealth environment. The presenters will describe and demonstrate a variety of strategies to strengthen rapport, improve efficiency and maintain fidelity when using EBP protocols to treat patients via telehealth.


 Learning Objectives

  1. Formulate modifications to EBP protocols for use in telehealth platforms.
  2. Evaluate and apply adjunctive technologies to enhance outcomes when providing treatment via telehealth.



Kelly Chrestman's Profile

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Center for Deployment Psychology

Kelly Chrestman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist working as the lead for online consultation services at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. In this capacity, she is responsible for the development of the CDP’s web based consultation services to DoD and military mental health providers.

Dr. Chrestman received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology degrees from Nova Southeastern University. She completed a clinical psychology internship at the University of Mississippi, Jackson VA Medical Center Consortium and postdoctoral training at the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD,Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the CDP, she was a research scientist at Behavioral Tech Research, Inc. and a clinical psychologist at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania.

As a clinical and research psychologist, much of Dr. Chrestman’s work has focused on trauma, violence and anxiety. She is particularly interested in the dissemination of empirically supported treatments, and using technology to improve the accessibility of treatment and training in community settings. She has trained numerous student and mental health professionals from the United States and other countries in techniques for treating PTSD and other anxiety disorders.

Dr. Chrestman is a co-author of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Adolescents with PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences (2008) and has authored several articles on community and professional responses to trauma, particularly domestic violence and sexual assault.

Financial: Kelly Chrestman is employed by Center for Deployment Psychology.

Non-financial: Kelly Chrestman has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose. 

Megan Bryant Related seminars and products: 1

Megan Bryant is a 2nd year clinical psychology student at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Her current research interest is obesity prevention and weight maintenance within the military context. Megan has completed a M.A. and Ph.D. in educational psychology Ball State University where she researched modalities of lecture learning. She also has two years of prior military experience as a force support officer and was stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.


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