Directors: Jeff Reese & Rob Sprang
The P20 Telepsychology: Connecting Families and Children Lab is co-directed by Dr. Jeff Reese, Ph.D, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology and Rob Sprang, MBA, director of Kentucky Telecare. The broad goal of the P20 Telepsychology Research Lab is to improve the access of specialized, evidence-based psychosocial services for children and families in rural and remote areas of Appalachia Kentucky using telehealth technologies (videoconferencing, videophones, telephone, Internet). Children and families in Kentucky are vastly underserved – approximately 75% of children diagnosed with developmental, behavioral, and emotional problems are not receiving the appropriate services in their schools or communities. This problem is exacerbated in rural Appalachia where there is a shortage of treatment providers to provide these needed specialized services (Kentucky Department of Education, 2006).
There are four specific goals for the Telepsychology Lab to support a community-engaged scholarship paradigm:
St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead, Kentucky
St. Claire Counseling Center, Morehead, Kentucky
Early Learning Village, Nicholasville, Kentucky
Updated by Bill Stilwell on July 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm