This section includes information about building, operating and maintaining a technology infrastructure for your practice that simplifies record keeping and practice management, while tapping into web resources and mobile applications for appropriate and effective outreach to potential clients and referral sources.
Technology in Practice
- Let’s Get Technical
APA’s panel of experts provides ratings and reviews of software and apps to be used either by practicing psychologists or their clients in conjunction with psychological services.
- One Mind PsyberGuide: Coping with COVID-19
A list of established and popular free mental health apps that can help people cope with COVID-19.
Privacy and security online
How to protect your practice from email scams
Email scams—known as phishing—can expose your practice’s patient records and lead to massive fines.
More reports surface of telephone scammers targeting psychologists
Read about the top five ways to spot a scam.
ABCs and 123s of encryption
Here’s what practitioners need to consider about data encryption and why it’s important.
Text therapy: New platforms spark questions
Several companies have developed Web-based platforms designed to connect prospective therapy clients with a professional via text messaging. However, many questions arise for consumers and psychologists as these companies promote this new way of engaging in therapy. Here are several considerations for psychologists and the public.
Mobile mental health
The growing market of mobile apps includes mental and behavioral health-related apps that could be used to supplement psychological services.
Managing fallout from online reviews
What to do about adverse reviews and how to bolster your presence online.
The new world of apps
Practitioners need to be prepared for the growing impact of mobile apps on practice.
Social media: What’s your policy?
Keely Kolmes, PsyD, a psychologist pioneer in the professional use of social media, answers questions related to establishing social media policy for a psychology practice.
Automating your practice
Automating Your Practice, Part 1:
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Important factors to consider in automating a practice, including making effective use of technology to handle routine administrative tasks.
Automating Your Practice, Part 2:
Deciding What Technology You Need (and Don’t Need)
Learn how to conduct a technology needs assessment to identify computer hardware and software tools to automate your particular practice.
Automating Your Practice, Part 3:
Selecting and Configuring Technology
While each practice is unique, and each will likely have special hardware or software needs, here are a few sample equipment, software and service configurations designed to get you started.