Measuring Mindfulness: Choosing the Right Assessment for Your Practice

Although by no means a novel practice, mindfulness has quickly become a hot topic in conversations about mental health. Evidence that mindfulness training can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life abounds, but the task of quantifying that improvement is less straightforward. The ability to measure mindfulness accurately and reliably…

Staying Connected: Telehealth and the Therapeutic Relationship

As the number of providers forced to shift from face-to-face care to conducting sessions remotely continues to increase, a number of practice-specific experiences related to telehealth have emerged as hot topics in the conversation about mental healthcare. Providers and patients alike have questions about what this shift means for treatment,…

Quarantine’s Impact on Mental Health

The new reality of a global pandemic has major implications for all, particularly providers of health care - both physical and mental. The rapidity of COVID-19’s spread and impact on daily life belies how recently it began. Healthcare professionals across the world are dealing with the immediate reality of…

How to use Blueprint with Zoom, Doxy.me, VSee, and other telehealth platforms

Whether you’re seeing patients face-to-face or virtually, measurement-based care is a proven way to improve patient outcomes, reduce the long-term cost of care, and improve the patient experience. As the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic reaches its height, we at Blueprint are committed to ensuring patients have…

COVID-19: Ensuring Patient Access to Care - Planning for What Comes Next

“Psychologists — whether they want to or not — are going to be dealing with [COVID-19]. Many of us are well positioned to help people deal with isolation and the distress associated with losing control.”The quote above comes from Dr. David Cates, PhD, clinical psychologist and behavioral health consultant to UNMC’…

Does Time and Experience Make You a Better Therapist?

Despite widespread consensus on the importance of providing ongoing training and continuing education throughout the career trajectories of mental health professionals, the impact of such efforts on therapist effectiveness remains an area of great interest for both clinicians and researchers in the field of psychology. A recent study published in…