Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists and Think Research partner to deliver virtual mental health
Partnership will give hundreds of mental healthcare providers access to Think Research’s virtual care platform as they respond to COVID-19
(Toronto, ON) May 12, 2020 – The Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP), the professional voice of registered psychotherapists in Ontario, today announced a partnership with Think Research, a developer of virtual care technology and clinical treatment protocols, to jointly respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Through the partnership, Think Research will make its VirtualCare platform available to OSRP members across Ontario. Adopting this technology will enable OSRP members to rapidly offer virtual mental health consultations to their clients while minimizing mutual exposure to COVID-19.
“The impact and risk of COVID-19 is serious and the need to continue physical distancing is very real. Equally important is the impact on mental health, which means we need to ensure supports remain available for people,” says Ted Leckie, Registered Psychotherapist and president of the OSRP. “We know that heightened anxiety (as a result of isolation) means many people will need access to mental healthcare now more than ever. Virtual therapy sessions allow that access to happen safely.”
The OSRP represents 300 + registered psychotherapists who provide mental health supports to a variety of populations across Ontario. Shifting to a virtual-session model will make it easier for people to access the mental health care they need.
“During this pandemic, virtual visits have emerged as an option that’s allowing people to continue accessing the care they need, when they need it, while also keeping safe and reducing the risk of spreading the virus,” says Sachin Aggarwal, CEO of Think Research. “We’re pleased to partner with the OSRP to ensure that people can still get appropriate support for their mental health care needs, from their own care providers, particularly during this difficult time.”
About the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP)
The Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP) is the professional voice of Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) in Ontario. We believe that every Registered Psychotherapist needs to have a voice, along with a place to go to for information, connection and support. We represent the diverse clinical, economic, social and political interests of all psychotherapists. For RPs, by RPs. For more information visit psychotherapyontario.org.
About Think Research
Think Research, an enterprise clinical content and technology company, delivers evidence-based clinical tools grounded in best practice. Our focused mission is to organize the world’s health knowledge so everyone gets the best care. Since 2006, our cloud-based, digital tools have empowered clinicians around the world and have impacted millions of patients across all sectors of care: acute, primary, long term and community. We are proud to serve as a trusted health system partner to a rapidly growing client base that spans three continents and more than 2,200 healthcare facilities. For more information, visit www.thinkresearch.com or follow us on Twitter @TRChealth.
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