Dear OPC Members and Friends,

As our local communities continue to feel the increased impact of COVID-19
(Coronavirus),
the Board of OPC feels it is 
important to share with you what
we are doing to help keep
faculty, candidates, trainees, and staff safe and
healthy during this uncertain time while
continuing 
to carry out psychoanalytic
training within our organization. Effective on
Friday, March 13th and continuing
until further notice, the Oregon 
Psychoanalytic Center will go to full zoom 
classrooms. Please know our decision to close on-site activity was not made
lightly 
and came following the announcements of school closures, cancellation
of 
public event gatherings and declarations of Public Health Emergency at
federal, state and
local levels.

This will include the following, but is not limited to:

  • Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute Classes
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program Classes
  • Continuing Education Classes
  • All Board & Committee meetings
  • Exploring the Clinical Moments

As we continue to learn more about this pandemic and see the effects in our
community and their practices we ask that you be mindful of HIPAA compliant
online platforms 
(VSee.com, zoom.us, Doxy.me) for seeing patients 
who need us more than ever during this difficult time. We suggest that you
research the options and consult with your 
licensing board for telehealth
guidelines and approval and 
we continue to you to update as we learn more
about this topic.

We will continue to monitor the situation daily, make adjustments and
provide updates as 
needed.  I have closed the OPC offices to the 
public
and ask that 
if you need to stop by,  please consult with me prior to your visit.

Please stay aware and healthy.

Best,

Lindsey Stevens
Executive Director

 

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USEFUL LINKS
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APsaA Recommendation
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OCR - Telehealth
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OHA Telehealth Guidance
CarePaths Updates and Resources for Telehealth
Coronavirus and Your Mental Health
Medicare

Fact Sheet
Expansion of Telehealth
Telehealth Waiver FAQ

 

COVID-19  Infomation

Center for Disease Control
Oregon Health Authority
World Health Organization


Virtual Meeting Etiquette
In lieu of the changes to move all meetings/sessions to virtual meetings we
are sending the following reminders regarding virtual meeting etiquette and
computer requirements with each meeting announcement.
 
Confidential Clinical Information
Our Zoom meetings are will not be recorded and only participants invited to the meetings can participate. When
discussing cases, please keep confidentiality
in mind by disguising the identity of patients and change the details of the case so the patient is not recognizable.
 
    • Ensure your technology works correctly.
    • Ensure you meet the minimum computer requirements (see Zoom section below)
    • Wear work-appropriate clothing.
    • Frame the camera correctly.
    • Have the right light.
    • Audio Check before the virtual meeting begins to ensure that everyone can hear you.
    • Ensure a quiet space (other people and pets are a distraction).
During the Virtual Meeting
    • Mute yourself when not speaking.
    • Speak clearly - Know your material - uncertainty will cause you to mumble. Speak naturally 
      but slowly. Clear pronunciation
      of each word is important.
    • Don't shout - Avoid screaming. If someone can't hear you, then adjust the level on the 
      microphone and make sure it's not covered
      by your clothing or something else. Yelling will
      cause viewers to
      turn down their volume and potentially miss what you have to say.
    • Keep body movements minimal - If you're someone that talks with your hands, practice 
      keeping them put. Hand movements can distract
      your audience. Also, keep head movements
      to a minimum as well
      as jerky movements forward or back.
    • Don't interrupt other speakers - Wait for an opening in the conversation before putting in your 
      two cents. Cutting other speakers off is rude.
    • Maintain eye contact by looking into the camera - Keep your focus on the camera. The worst 
      thing is having your audience look at the
      top of your head because you're typing or looking
      down at notes -
      or worse - at your smartphone.
    • Don't carry on side conversations - and if you wouldn't do it in a face-to-face meeting, then 
      you shouldn't do it in a virtual one.
      That includes tuning out of the present conversation to talk
      to
      someone else sitting next to you, on the phone, in an IM chat,
      anywhere and anybody not in the current meeting.

Computer Requirements

Please take a few minutes to review the following information and make sure that when you are connecting
your internet or WiFi has adequate speed by 
clicking on the speed test below. If you meet all the requirements
and are 
still having difficulty, please contact us at [email protected].
 
Below please find the computer and software requirements for Zoom participation.
Zoom.US
Below is a synopsis of the supported platforms and minimum software requirements. For a more detailed and
technical listing, including 
hardware, please view Zoom’s site.

Supported Operating Systems for PC or Mac
For a PC, system details can be found by clicking the Window’s icon on the bottom toolbar and type “system”
in the Search Programs and
Files box and select “System” from the results.

For a Mac, system details can be found by clicking on the Apple icon
in the top left-hand corner and choosing
“About This Mac”.
· Windows XP with SP3 or later
· MacOS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) with limited functionality (Zoom version 3.6) or later

Supported Tablet and Mobile Devices
· (Windows device) Surface PRO 2 running Win 8.1 or newer
· (Windows device) Surface PRO 3 running Win 10
· (Mac devices) iOS 7.0 or later
· (3rd-party Google devices) Android 4.0 or later

Supported Browsers
For most browsers, details can be found by selecting “About” or “Help” from the browser’s menu options
· Windows: IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari5+
· Mac: Safari5+, Firefox, Chrome
· Android: Webkit (default), Chrome
 
Recommended Internet Bandwidth for Webinar Attendees:
Viewers will need a minimum of 1.5 Mbps upload and download speed to participate. Most internet providers
do not offer less than 10 Mbps 
but please note that other devices on the network share the samebandwidth
causing slower speeds.
 
Additionally, devices not connected using WiFi or Ethernet cord require a LTE connection.
 
Your speed can be tested using the following site:Speed Test - Free Internet Speed Test – HTML5, No App Needed