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The TPA Pro Bono Project: COVID-19

 

 

Press Release: Texas Psychologists are Ramping up Pro Bono Services as COVID-19 drives increased demand for Mental Health Care , March 25, 2020.


 

Information for Individuals

The Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Pro Bono Project: COVID-19 supports the psychological well-being and mental health needs of individuals seeking help during the pandemic. You may receive up to two hours of free mental health services provided by TPA pro bono service providers. In an effort to flatten the curve and encourage social distancing, these services are to be provided exclusively via telephone or telehealth platforms. Please email probono@texaspsyc.org for more information.

 

Information for Providers

By signing up with The TPA Pro Bono Project: COVID-19, you certify you are a registered member of TPA and in good standing with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Please email  probono@texaspsyc.org for more information.

 

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Pro bono mental health initiative

As the fear and strain of coronavirus escalates along the growing case numbers, Texas Psychological Association is ramping up its "TPA Pro Bono Project: COVID-19."

 

The association and its members are adopting Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent order expanding access to telehealth and telemedicine and will provide up to two hours of free mental health services to under or uninsured Texans, the association said in a news release.

 

“COVID-19 is placing an enormous amount of emotional, social and psychological strain on people all across our state. Now, more than ever, access to mental health care is vital,” said Megan Mooney, PhD, President of the Texas Psychological Association. “Texas psychologists stand ready to help.”

 

Coronavirus Live Updates

Houston Chronicle

March 25, 2020

 

3:30 p.m.  The Texas Psychological Association announced their members are ramping up pro bono work to address mental healthcare needs for uninsured or underinsured residents.

 

As part of the TPA Pro Bono Project: COVID-19, members will offer up to two hours of free mental health services to under or uninsured Texans.

 

“COVID-19 is placing an enormous amount of emotional, social and psychological strain on people all across our state. Now, more than ever, access to mental health care is vital,” said Megan Mooney, PhD, President of the Texas Psychological Association. “Texas psychologists stand ready to help.”

 

 

 

 

 
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