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Telebehavioral Care

Texas A&M Telebehavioral Care (TBC) is a non-profit psychological service, research, and training clinic operated by the Department of Educational Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry at Texas A&M University.

TBC provides free counseling services to the Brazos Valley. Our services are provided by a team of doctoral-level trainees and licensed psychologist supervisors.

Call: 979-436-0700 for a free and confidential phone screening.

Publications

Presentations

  • McCord, C., Armstrong, T., Stickley, M., Tran, V., Siming, X., Philip, J., & George, N. (2018). The use of telehealth in the treatment of eating disorders across health disciplines. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Texas A&M Interprofessional Education and Research Symposium.
  • McCord, C. (2018).Telehealth Counseling Clinic: Preparing future leaders in psychology. In A. Dopp (Chair), The Medicaid 1115 waiver program, training programs, and addressing rural mental health. Symposium conducted at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • C.E., Chang, J.E., Lautner, S., Primm, K., Garney, W. (2018). A constructive look at telesupervision regulations and a potential effect of increasing disparities. Poster presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Tarlow, K., Chang, J.E., McCord. C.E., Du, Y., & Hammett, J. (2018). Improving access to care via a hub and spoke model in rural Texas. Poster presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • McCord, C. E., Holzberger, B., Ghosheh, M. R., Ali, S., & Ponciano, C. (2018). Addressing intersectionality and mental health care disparities through telepsychology. Symposium accepted for presentation at the Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention, Frisco, TX.
  • Ponciano, C., Philip, J., Tarlow, K.R., & McCord, C.E. (2018). Self-reported client concerns in telehealth counseling services with minority groups. Poster presentation at the APA Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race Annual Conference.
  • Hammett, J., Tarlow, K., McCord, C., Sasangohar, F., Lawley, M. (2018). Tele-mental health provider resource allocation for academic and community partnerships. Oral presentation given at IISE Annual Conference and Expo, Orlando, FL.
  • Du, Y., McCord, C.E., Tarlow, K.R., Hammett, J., Chang, J.E. (2018). Overcoming geographical distances: An investigation of a hub and spoke telemental health model. Oral presentation given at the 2018 Annual Research Meeting of the AcademyHealth, Seattle, WA.
  • Smith, M.L., Towne, S.D., Bergeron, D.C., Zhang, D., McCord, C.E., Goltz, H.H., Mier, N., & Ory, M. G. (2018). Geographic disparities associated with travel to medical care and attendance in programs to prevent/manage chronic illness. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Portland, OR.
  • Lautner, S.C., McCord, C.E., Garney, W.R., & Primm, K. (2018). Telesupervison: a methodology for practice to bridge the gap in rural mental health status. Poster presented at the 69thAnnual Meeting of the Society of Public Health Education and Eta Sigma Gamma, Columbus, OH.
  • Hammett, J., McCord, C., Lawley, M. (2017). Remote Healthcare System Model.” Oral presentation given at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Houston, TX.
  • McCord, C.E. (2017). Utilizing Telehealth for Underserved Populations. Oral presentation given at the Texas Indigent Health Care Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Dickey, E., Dickey, N. W., McCord, C. E., Poston, D., Tarlow, K. R., & Watzak, B. (2017). A Model of Efficient Interprofessional Collaboration in a Free Healthcare Clinic: The Health For All “Health Huddle.” Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Texas A&M Interprofessional Education and Research Symposium.
  • Page, R., White-Corey, S., Bray, A., Mendoza, M., Beathard, K., Geismar, K., McCord, C.,…Watzak, B., (2017). The Prenatal Clinic in Bryan, TX: An Innovative Interprofessional Collaboration to Deliver Holistic Care Alongside Prenatal Care to the Medically Underserved. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Texas A&M Interprofessional Education and Research Symposium.
  • Garney, W., Harvey, I., Alaniz, A., McCord, C., Housman, J., Tuell, C.,… Lautner, S. (2017). Smoking Cessation for LGBT Populations in Texas. Poster presented at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health. Austin, Texas.
  • Kleine-Kracht, D. A., Aguilar, K., Giovanetti, A. J., Parks, T. M. G., Cates, H., McCord, C. E., Saenz, J.T. (2017, November). The Nature and Challenges of Referral Sources for Low SES and Rural Populations at a Telecounseling Clinic. Poster presented at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting, Houston, TX.
  • Parks, T. M. G., Armstrong, T. W., Giovanetti, A. J., McCord, C. E. (2017, November). Telecounseling services in a dual service-delivery clinic: Expanding service-delivery options while assessing client outcomes. Poster presented at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting. Houston, Texas.
  • Primm, K., Garcia, K., Garney, W., & McCord, C. (2017). Evaluation of Student Perception of Two Methods of Supervision at the Telehealth Counseling Clinic. Poster to be presented at the 12th Annual Dr. Jean Brender Student Research Poster Contest & Exhibit at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.
  • Armstrong, T., Sánchez González, M., Kleine-Kracht, D., Saenz, J., & McCord, C. (2016). Outcome Differences for Spanish Speaking Latino & Hispanic Clients Receiving Telecounseling Services. Poster presented at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas.
  • Armstrong, T. W., Oluwo, O. T., Ghumman, U. Z., Thakkar, P. M., McCord, C. E, & Elliott, T. R. (2016). Predicting and Reducing Suicidal and Para-Suicidal Ideation through Telecounseling in Rural Texas. Poster presented at the 124thAmerican Psychological Association Annual Convention. Denver, Colorado.
  • Ghumman U., Leuthold, E., Oluwo, O., Parth Thakkar, P., McCord, C.,Sequeira, A. (2016, April). Reducing Anxiety in Rural Texas through Videoconference Counseling. Presentation conducted at the Texas Public Health Association Annual Conference. Galveston, Texas.
  • Ghumman, U., Oluwo, O., Rosner, C., Thakkar, P., McCord, C., Armstrong, T. (2016). Identifying Predictors of Suicidal Ideation in Counseling Clients Presenting for Telehealth Services in Rural Texas. Poster presented at the Texas Public Health Association Annual Conference. Galveston, Texas.
  • Ghumman, U., Oluwo, O., Thakkar, P., Gbadamosi, S., McCord, C., Saenz, J. (2016, April) Utilization of Telehealth Counseling Services by Minorities in Rural Texas. Presentation conducted at the Texas Public Health Association Annual Conference. Galveston, Texas.
  • Saenz, J., Armstrong, T.W., Kleine-Kracht, D., McCord, C.E, & Elliott, T.R. (2016). Telecounseling Outcome Differences in Counselor/Client Ethnic Identity Matching. Poster presented at the 124th American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Denver, Colorado.
  • Saenz, J., Rosner, C., Garney, W., McCord, C.E., & Elliott, T. R. (2016). Confronting LGBTQ+ Health Disparities: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Policy and Practice. Paper presented at the 124th American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Denver, Colorado.
  • Sánchez González, M. L., McCord, C., Distefano, M.J., Cardenas-Lopez, G., & Hoyos-Cabas, K. (2016). Ciberterapia: Como el uso de la tecnología puede aumentar el acceso a servicios de salud mental. In M. L.Sanchez Gonzalez (Chair), Usos de la tecnología digital por profesionales de salud mental en las Américas [The use of digital technology by mental health professions in America]. Symposium conducted at the 2nd Latin American Congress for the Advancement of Psychological Science, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Surya, S., Wills, T.C., Armstrong, T.W., McCord, C., & Elliott, T.R. (2016). A Spatial Analysis of Telehealth Counseling Services in Rural Texas. Poster presented at the 124th American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Denver, Colorado.
  • Thakkar, P. M., Han, D., McCord, C.E, Surya, S., & Elliott, T.R. (2016, August). A Spatial Analysis of Telehealth Counseling Services in Rural Texas. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference.
  • McCord, C.E., Garney, W.R., Villareal, E., Berhard, P. (2016). Telesupervision: To be feared or revered?. Symposium presented at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas.
  • Bell, W., Sequeira, A., Osofundiya, O., Chang, J., McCord, C., & Elliott, T. R. (2015). Comparison of risk and well-being scores among minorities and Caucasians utilizing telepsychology services. Poster submitted for presentation at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 143rd Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Frazier, C., McCord, C. E., Elliott, T. E. (2015, March). Using community and clinic-level data to improve mental health in the Brazos Valley. Poster presented at the Association for Community Health Improvement. Dallas, Texas.
  • Ghumman, U., Garney, W., McCord, C., Sequeira, A., Saenz, J., Chang, J., & Elliott, T (2015, November). Assessment of patient satisfaction of telehealth services to underserved communities in rural Texas. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 143rd Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.
  • McCord, C.E., Caver, K., Lee, G., Foster, E., Sequeira, A., & Saenz, J. (2015, August). Equipping the next generation of psychologists for the future of telebehaviorial health. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • McCord, C. E., Sequeira, A., Saenz, J., Wells, R., Garney, W. R., & Elliott, T. R. (2015, November). Reducing Disparities in Texas: A collaborative approach utilizing telehealth, public health, and community partners. Symposium conducted at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas.
  • Osofundiya, O., Armstrong, T., Saenz, J., Sequeira, A., & McCord, C. E. (2015, November). Change in self-reported pain in patients receiving telehealth counseling in rural Texas. Poster presented at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas.
  • Sequeira, A., McCord, C. E., Elliott, T. E. (2015, March). Town and gown partnership for mental health: Texas A&M University and the Brazos Valley. Poster presented at the Association for Community Health Improvement. Dallas, Texas.
  • Alaniz, A., Garney, W.R., Young, A., Castle, B. F., Wendel, M. L., Elliott, T., & McCord, C. (Presented on November 17-19, 2014). MOST: A partnership approach for expanding mental health care. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 142nd Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Garney, W. R., McCord, C., Wendel, M., Elliott, T., Alaniz, A., McLeroy, M. & Castle, B (2014, April). Policy Implications and Strategies: Telehealth in Rural Areas. Poster presented at the National Rural Health Association’s 37th Annual Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • McCord, C. (2014). Telepsychology: Academic-community partnerships. In T. Elliott (Chair), The Medicaid 1115 waiver program, training programs, and addressing rural mental health. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Rendon-Santiago, T., McCord, C, & Elliott, T. (2014, November). Telesalud: Providing Telehealth Counseling Services to Latinos/as in Rural Texas. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 142nd Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Sequeria, A., Chang, J., McCord, C., & Elliott, T. (2014, November). Telehealth grief psychotherapy group: A pilot study. Poster presented at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX.
  • Tarlow, K. R., McCord, C. E, & Elliott, T. R (2014, August). Short-term benefits of telecounseling in a rural, low-SES Texas community. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
  • McLaughlin, C.E., Salerno, K., Cano, M., Elliott, T.R., Wendel, M., Burdine, J. (2010, August). Providing Counseling Services to a Rural Health Center via Telehealth. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

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Texas A&M School of Public Health

Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, public and private organizations, communities and individuals.The Texas A&M School of Public Health is committed to transforming health through interdisciplinary inquiry, innovative solutions and development of leaders through the Aggie tradition of service to engage diverse communities worldwide.

Texas A&M Department of Educational Psychology

Doctoral students in the Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) are prepared to become state and national leaders across a variety of disciplines, and high-achieving faculty members use their research to impact the lives of people in Texas and around the country, specifically in the area of child and adult psychology. The Department of Educational Psychology is also the largest producer of special and bilingual education teachers in the State of Texas.

Sam Houston State University

Students from Sam Houston State’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program are encouraged to apply for practicum opportunities at the TCC. Accepted students provide psychotherapy services to clients using telemethods and learn about the challenges and ethical issues of providing services via teleconferencing.

Regional Healthcare Partnership 17

In 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the State of Texas Medicaid Transformation Waiver under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act. This five-year Waiver is designed to build on existing reforms to health care and improve upon the delivery of health care throughout the state. Coordination and implementation of the waiver initiatives is done through the creation of Regional Health Partnerships (RHPs) across the state. Each RHP covers a multi-county region with one participating entity named as anchor.

Regional Healthcare Partnership 17 (RHP 17) is a nine-county partnership, formed on March 14, 2012, located in the eastern portion of the Central Texas region. The partners consist of Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Robertson, Walker, and Washington counties. The Texas A&M University Health Science Center has been appointed as the RHP 17 anchor institution.

Faith Mission

Faith Mission is a multi-campus, faith-based community working to help people become self-sufficient through emergency assistance and paths to long-term improvement. The Faith Mission Health and Service Center is also the location of the Washington County Telehealth Counseling Clinic.

Texas A&M Physicians

Texas A&M Physicians is a medical practice comprised of faculty and staff from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Texas A&M Physicians serve patients of the Brazos Valley with locations in Bryan and College Station. Texas A&M Physicians combines a mission of education and medicine through mentorship of medical students and residents while providing valuable clinical services to the community.

Health For All

Health for All is a free nonprofit health care clinic funded by local donors in Brazos Valley; it receives no state or federal funding. Health For All provides free doctors visits, pharmaceuticals, specialist exams, lab tests, X-rays, chronic disease management education and counseling services to low income patients in the Brazos Valley without health insurance.

Center for Community Health Development

The Center for Community Health Development (CCHD) uses a team science approach and works collaboratively with communities and other partners to develop, evaluate, translate, apply, and disseminate effective strategies to improve population health and reduce health disparities.

Center for Population Health and Aging

The Center for Population Health and Aging (CPHA) is dedicated to promoting population health and successful aging through innovations in research, education and practice that examine social, behavioral, economic, environmental, and technological solutions linking academic and real-world clinical and community settings.

NAMI Brazos Valley

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.