Field Notes: COVID-19 and the Provision of Psychological Services

Field Notes: COVID-19 and the Provision of Psychological Services

Conclusions

In this report we have opened the door for future, expanded studies regarding the impact of COVID-19 on psychological services being rendered in three regions of our world. As is the case with all pilot studies and preliminary analyses, many questions are identified—and no answers are provided. We propose that some answers—however tentative—to these important questions should be found in more extensive and systematic investigations. There will be future pandemics and psychological services will be sought by those people who face the many psychological challenges associated with elusive and deadly viruses. We must find the best ways in which to address these challenges, as well as the equally as demanding challenges facing those who are delivering these much-needed psychological services.

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References

Bergquist, W. (2021) (In Hebrew), The COVID-19 Arrow: Striking at the Heart of American Life and Culture, In: Silberberg, V. (Ed.), Trapped in Hope, From Survival to Growth, In preparation.

Kahneman, D. (2011) Thinking, Fast and Slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Silberberg, V. (2020). Hope in Corona Times in Israel, in: Psychological Perspectives on Israel During the COVID Pandemic/Journal of Professional Psychology in Library of Professional Psychology. Link: https://library.psychology.edu/hope-in-corona-times-in-israel/

 

 

 

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William BergquistWilliam Bergquist, Ph.D. An international coach and consultant in the fields of psychology, management and public administration, author of more than 50 books, and president of a psychology institute. Dr. Bergquist consults on and writes about personal, group, organizational and societal transitions and transformations. His published work ranges from the personal transitions of men and women in their 50s and the struggles of men and women in recovering from strokes to the experiences of freedom among the men and women of Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union. In recent years, Bergquist has focused on the processes of organizational coaching. He is coauthor with Agnes Mura of coachbook, co-founder of the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations and co-founder of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations.

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