Dr. Namkee Choi was featured on a KUT piece by Veronica Zaragovia about the use of technology to provide mental health services to older adults.
Texas does not have enough mental health professionals specialized in geriatrics to meet the needs of the 3 million people between the ages of 65 and 85 living in the state–a number that is expected to double by the year 2040. As a consequence, experts are looking for alternatives to deliver mental health services to this population.
Dr. Choi and her partner at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Dr. Nancy Wilson, are looking into the use of video conferencing technology like Skype to deliver psychotherapy to seniors in their home. Read or listen to the piece here.