Research

Publications:

  • Chang, J. E., Sequeira, A., McCord, C. E., & Garney, W. R. (2016). Videoconference Grief Group Counseling in Rural Texas: Outcomes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 1-21.download pdf
  • Garney, W. R., Mccord, C. E., Walsh, M. V., & Alaniz, A. B. (2016). Using an Interactive Systems Framework to Expand Telepsychology Innovations in Underserved Communities. Scientifica, 1-8.download pdf
  • Gonzalez Jr, G. E., & Brossart, D. F. (2015). Telehealth videoconferencing psychotherapy in rural primary care. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 39(3-4), 137-152. download pdf
  • McCord, C.E., Saenz, J., Armstrong, T., & Elliott, T. R. (2015). Training the next generation of counseling psychologists in the practice of telepsychology. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 28(3), 324-344. download pdf
  • Tarlow, K. R., McCord, C. E., Elliott, T. R., & Brossart, D. F. (2014). Health-related quality of life of rural clients seeking telepsychology services. International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, Volume 2014, Article ID 168158, 7 pages. doi: 10.1155/2014/168158 (open access) download pdf
  • Chang, J.E., Frazier, C.G., & Elliott, T.R. (2013). Using videoconferencing to provide psychological services to a rural clinic: A unique town and gown partnership. Texas Psychologist, 65(2), 9-14 download pdf
  • McCord, C. E., Elliott, T. R., Brossart, D. F., & Castillo, L. G. (2012). Mental health issues in rural areas. In R. Crosby, R. Vanderpool, M. Wendel, & B. Casey (Eds.), Addressing Rural Health Disparities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. download pdf
  • McCord, C.E., Elliott, T.R., Wendel, M.L., Brossart, D.F., Cano, M., Gonzalez, G., & Burdine, J.N. (2011). Community capacity and teleconference counseling in rural Texas. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42, 521-527. download pdf
  • Wendel, M., Brossart, D., Elliott, T., McCord, C., & Diaz, M. (2011). Use of technology to increase access to mental health services in a rural Texas community. Family & Community Health, 34, 134-140. download pdf

Presentations:

  • Alaniz, A., Garney, W.R., Young, A., Castle, B.F., Wendel, M.L., Elliott, T., & McCord, C. (Presented on November 17-19, 2014). MOST: A partnership approach for expanding mental health care. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 142nd Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Armstrong, T., Sánchez González, M., Kleine-Kracht, D., Saenz, J., & McCord, C. (2016). Outcome Differences for Spanish Speaking Latino & Hispanic Clients Receiving Telecounseling Services.  Poster presented at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas.
  • Armstrong, T. W., Oluwo, O.T., Ghumman, U. Z., Thakkar, P. M., McCord, C. E, & Elliott, T. R. (2016)Predicting and Reducing Suicidal and Para-Suicidal Ideation through Telecounseling in Rural Texas.  Poster presented at the 124th American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Denver, Colorado.
  • Bell, W., Sequeira, A., Osofundiya, O., Chang, J., McCord, C., & Elliott, T. R. (2015). Comparison of risk and well-being scores among minorities and Caucasians utilizing telepsychology services. Poster submitted for presentation at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 143rd Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Frazier, C., McCord, C.E., Elliott, T. E. (2015, March). Using community and clinic-level data to improve mental health in the Brazos Valley. Poster presented at the Association for Community Health Improvement. Dallas, Texas.
  • Garney, W., Harvey, I., Alaniz, A., McCord, C., Housman, J., Tuell, C.,…Lautner, S. (2017). Smoking Cessation for LGBT Populations in Texas. Poster presented at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health. Austin, Texas.
  • Garney, W.R., McCord, C., Wendel, M., Elliott, T., Alaniz, A., McLeroy, M. & Castle, B (2014, April). Policy Implications and Strategies: Telehealth in Rural Areas. Poster presented at the National Rural Health Association’s 37th Annual Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Ghumman, U., Oluwo, O., Rosner, C., Thakkar, P., McCord, C., Armstrong, T. (2016). Identifying Predictors of Suicidal Ideation in Counseling Clients Presenting for Telehealth Services in Rural Texas.  Poster presented at the Texas Public Health Association Annual Conference. Galveston, Texas.
  • Ghumman U., Leuthold, E., Oluwo, O., Parth Thakkar, P., McCord, C.,Sequeira, A. (2016, April). Reducing Anxiety in Rural Texas through Videoconference Counseling. Presentation conducted at the Texas Public Health Association Annual Conference. Galveston, Texas.
  • Ghumman, U., Oluwo, O., Thakkar, P., Gbadamosi, S., McCord, C., Saenz, J. (2016, April) Utilization of Telehealth Counseling Services by Minorities in Rural Texas. Presentation conducted at the Texas Public Health Association Annual Conference. Galveston, Texas.
  • Ghumman, U., Garney, W., McCord, C., Sequeira, A., Saenz, J., Chang, J., & Elliott, T (2015, November). Assessment of patient satisfaction of telehealth services to underserved communities in rural Texas. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 143rd Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Kleine-Kracht, D. A., Aguilar, K., Giovanetti, A. J., Parks, T. M. G., Cates, H., McCord, C. E., Saenz, J.T. (2017, November). The Nature and Challenges of Referral Sources for Low SES and Rural Populations at a Telecounseling Clinic. Poster presented at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting, Houston, TX.
  • McCord, C. (2014). Telepsychology: Academic-community partnerships. In T. Elliott (Chair), The Medicaid 1115 waiver program, training programs, and addressing rural mental health. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
  • McCord, C.E., Caver, K., Lee, G., Foster, E., Sequeira, A., & Saenz, J. (2015, August). Equipping the next generation of psychologists for the future of telebehaviorial health. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • McCord, C.E., Garney, W.R., Villareal, E., Berhard, P. (2016). Telesupervision: To be feared or revered?.  Symposium presented at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas.
  • McCord, C. E., Sequeira, A., Saenz, J., Wells, R., Garney, W. R., & Elliott, T. R. (2015, November). Reducing Disparities in Texas: A collaborative approach utilizing telehealth, public health, and community partners. Symposium conducted at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas.
  • McLaughlin, C.E., Salerno, K., Cano, M., Elliott, T.R., Wendel, M., Burdine, J. (2010, August). Providing Counseling Services to a Rural Health Center via Telehealth. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Osofundiya, O., Armstrong, T., Saenz, J., Sequeira, A., & McCord, C. E. (2015, November). Change in self-reported pain in patients receiving telehealth counseling in rural Texas. Poster presented at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas.
  • Parks, T. M. G., Armstrong, T. W., Giovanetti, A. J., McCord, C. E. (2017, November). Telecounseling services in a dual service-delivery clinic: Expanding service-delivery options while assessing client outcomes. Poster presented at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting. Houston, Texas.
  • Primm, K., Garcia, K., Garney, W., & McCord, C. (2017). Evaluation of Student Perception of Two Methods of Supervision at the Telehealth Counseling Clinic.  Poster to be presented at the 12th Annual Dr. Jean Brender Student Research Poster Contest & Exhibit at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.
  • Rendon-Santiago, T., McCord, C, & Elliott, T. (2014, November). Telesalud: Providing Telehealth Counseling Services to Latinos/as in Rural Texas. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 142nd Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Sánchez González, M. L., McCord, C., Distefano, M.J., Cardenas-Lopez, G., &  Hoyos-Cabas, K. (2016). Ciberterapia: Como el uso de la tecnología puede aumentar el acceso a servicios de salud mental. In M. L.Sanchez Gonzalez (Chair), Usos de la tecnología digital por profesionales de salud mental en las Américas [The use of digital technology by mental health professions in America]. Symposium conducted at the 2nd Latin American Congress for the Advancement of Psychological Science, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Saenz, J., Armstrong, T.W., Kleine-Kracht, D., McCord, C.E, & Elliott, T.R. (2016)Telecounseling Outcome Differences in Counselor/Client Ethnic Identity Matching. Poster presented at the 124th American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Denver, Colorado.
  • Saenz, J., Rosner, C., Garney, W., McCord, C.E., & Elliott, T. R. (2016).  Confronting LGBTQ+ Health Disparities: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Policy and Practice.  Paper presented at the 124th American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Denver, Colorado.
  • Sequeria, A., Chang, J., McCord, C., & Elliott, T. (2014, November). Telehealth grief psychotherapy group: A pilot study. Poster presented at the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX.
  • Sequeira, A., McCord, C. E., Elliott, T. E. (2015, March). Town and gown partnership for mental health: Texas A&M University and the Brazos Valley. Poster presented at the Association for Community Health Improvement. Dallas, Texas.
  • Surya, S., Wills, T.C., Armstrong, T.W., McCord, C., & Elliott, T.R. (2016)A Spatial Analysis of Telehealth Counseling Services in Rural Texas.  Poster presented at the 124th American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Denver, Colorado.
  • Tarlow, K. R., McCord, C. E, & Elliott, T. R (2014, August). Short-term benefits of telecounseling in a rural, low-SES Texas community. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Thakkar, P. M., Han, D., McCord, C.E, Surya, S., & Elliott, T.R. (2016, August). A Spatial Analysis of Telehealth Counseling Services in Rural Texas. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference.