The military and VA use telehealth more than any organization I know of. They also have conducted research which shows that it reduces no-show rates and hospital readmissions and provides access to many clients who normally would not have received care.
Both, working with the military and providing telebehavioral health services require specific awareness and skills. Our interview with Mercia Cummings provides you a view of what it is truly like to provide the services.
Mercia Cummings is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She is licensed in Maryland and Washington, D.C. She is also an Approved Clinical Supervisor in the state of Maryland for newly Licensed Graduate Professional Counselors (LGPCs) and certified to use the PREPARE/ENRICH program with married and pre-marital couples. Mrs. Cummings has extensive experience working with the military and providing telebehavioral health services.
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