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Affiliated Services

About

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences already has many contracts in place to provide psychiatric and counseling care. These contracts include, but are not limited to:

  • Diamond Health Care Corporation providing services at CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital, CHI St. Joseph Health Madison Hospital, and CHI St. Joseph Health Grimes Hospital
  • Texas A&M Kingsville Campus
  • MHMR Authority of Brazos Valley

If you are interested in contracting our services, please contact Hedieh Briggs: hedieh@tamu.edu

Our Providers. Your Organization.

The Texas A&M Department of Psychiatry has providers available to work as part of your team via telehealth (and some limited in-person depending on location). Providers may include Psychiatrists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Psychologists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

Services Beyond Wellness

Peace officer applicant and Special Teams Assignment Psychological Evaluations: We provide L-3 psychological evaluations for individuals seeking employment with a Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) or applying to attend a Basic Peace Officer Academy in Texas. Special Teams Assignment psychological evaluations (e.g., tactical officer, crisis/hostage negotiator, critical-incident stress management team member, and promotion examinations). TBC does not provide Fitness-for-Duty personnel examinations but can provide referral recommendations for these evaluations.

Psychological Consultation: For police Crisis Intervention/Mental Health Peace Officer, Critical Incident Stress Management, Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Teams. These services are often provided pro bono as a community service. TBC psychologists and student clinicians may also provide training in our areas of expertise (e.g., crisis negotiation, psychiatric disorders). Contact Dr. Taylor for more information.

Custom Training & Continuing Education: The Telebehavioral Care Program can provide custom telehealth training to meet your organization's needs. We have partnered previously with the Department of Defense, university counseling centers, juvenile justice facilities, and group practices.

We also offer asynchronous continuing education courses on the subject of telehealth. These courses cover Telehealth 101, Multicultural Aspects of Rural Health, Laws and Ethics of Telehealth, Managing Crises and Emergencies in Telehealth, and Treatment Considerations.

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Telehealth Continuing Education

We also offer asynchronous continuing education courses on the subject of telehealth. These courses cover Telehealth 101, Multicultural Aspects of Rural Health,  Laws and Ethics of Telehealth, Managing Crises and Emergencies in Telehealth, and Treatment Considerations

  1. Telehealth 101. This course discusses what telehealth services have to offer and concerns that some clinicians may have while implementing telehealth in their practice. Other topics covered include the history of telehealth, terminology, modalities, and telehealth pros and cons. (2 credits)
  2. Multicultural Aspects of Rural Health. Following Telehealth 101, this course helps clinicians identify barriers to healthcare in rural populations and explores ways to approach rural health compared to health care in an urban area. (2 credits)
  3. Laws and Ethics of Telehealth. This course reviews ethical concerns in telehealth, APA’s Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology, and the implications of PSYPACT for the field of telemental health. (2 credits)
  4. Managing Crises and Emergencies in Telehealth. Topics covered include risk trends, risk assessment, developing written plans for crises and emergencies, and effective safety planning. (2 credits)
  5. Treatment Considerations. Special treatment considerations related to telehealth practice are explored, as well as how to overcome unique challenges. (2 credits)

Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Service Request Form

This form is for organizations interested in contracted psychiatry and/or behavioral health services including placing our providers in your organization, FirstCare, and Custom Continuing Education and Training.

Note: This form is not for patients. It is for health care providers interested in behavioral health services for their organization. If you are a potential patient, please use the contact information below:

  • If you are interested in outpatient psychiatry services in Bryan call 979.774.8200.
  • If you are a patient living in rural Brazos Valley and are interested in telebehavioral care counseling services call 979.436.0700.
  • If you are in crisis, please call 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency room.

FAQs

Blocks of time are purchased weekly for at least one calendar year. We work with each partner to reserve and schedule provider time. To get started, fill out our service request form.

We utilize the Mend Telehealth Platform to connect our providers with your patients. Mend works on a variety of mobile and desktop platforms. Patients can even connect using their own mobile device. For a dedicated station, a computer with a monitor, web camera and a reliable internet connection are needed. We can assist in equipment selection and procurement.

You contract for our provider time (usually for one year) then invoice your patients and insurers for all services rendered inside that block of time.