News Updates

Current Issues

  1. Research is providing empirical evidence for the advocacy of Telepsychology services. Studies indicate that clients will often seek help in this manner before seeking face-to-face services.
  2. Research also indicates that clients presenting with problems requiring confidentiality and anonymity will often seek counselling in this environment. Examples include domestic violence, drugs and alcohol issues, gambling.
  3. State and Federal governments have recently, or are currently, evaluating aspects of “telehealth” as a legitimate form of providing mental health services to disadvantaged groups and rural communities.
  4. Overseas trend indicates a significant increase health and mental health services being provided by technology-assisted media.
  5. Present development of minimum standards for Telephone and Internet services for Australia. This is being developed in conjunction with the Federal Government, key helplines and telehealth services in Australia.