Dr. Matthew Capriotti, licensed clinical psychologist and an assistant Professor of Psychology at San José State University (SJSU), and Dr. Christine Conelea, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Minnesota and a licensed psychologist, discussed keys to providing thoughtful, high-quality CBIT treatment to clients via telehealth.
They provided an overview on teletherapy basics, with specific considerations for providing teletherapy in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. They also demonstrated how to implement CBIT effectively over videoconferencing, commenting on specific adaptations and considerations for telehealth.
About Dr. Matthew Capriotti
Dr. Matthew Capriotti, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at San José State University (SJSU). He holds his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2015) and completed pre- and post-doctoral fellowships in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco (2014-2016). Recently, Dr. Capriotti recently conducted a clinical trial of in-home teleCBIT, funded by a Clinical Research Training Fellowship from the Tourette Association of America and the American Academy of Neurology. He also co-led the Treating Tourette Together project, which brought together people with Tourette Syndrome, their families, clinicians, researchers, and other stakeholders to set an agenda for the next generation of CBIT research. Over the last decade, Dr. Capriotti has published 31 scientific journal articles and 7 book chapters on Tourette Syndrome, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, and on LGBTQ+ mental health.
About Christine Conelea, Ph.D.
Christine Conelea, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Minnesota and a licensed psychologist. She received her doctorate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2011 and completed a fellowship in child mental health at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2014. She has over 50 publications on the topics of tics, OCD, and anxiety, and her research in these areas has been funded by the NIH. Dr. Conelea currently co-directs the Converging Approaches to Neurodevelopment Lab, which focuses on using dimensional approaches to study the causes and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, including tic disorders, OCD, ADHD, and autism. She also studies dissemination of evidence-based treatments and strategies for integrating neuroscience and behavioral methods to improve mental health.