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
  • 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. W., Oluwo, O.T., Ghumman, U. Z., Thakkar, P. M., McCord, C. E, & Elliott, T. R. (2016, August). Predicting and Reducing Suicidal and Para-Suicidal Ideation through Telecounseling in Rural Texas. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado.
  • Bell, W., Sequeira, A., Osofundiya, O., Chang, J., McCord, C., & Elliott, T. R. (2015, November). 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.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, April). Identifying Predictors of Suicidal Ideation in Counseling Clients Presenting for Telehealth Services in Rural Texas. Poster accepted for presentation 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • Saenz, J., Armstrong, T.W., Kleine-Kracht, D., McCord, C.E, & Elliott, T.R. (2016, August). Telecounseling Outcome Differences in Counselor/Client Ethnic Identity Matching. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado.
  • Saenz, J., Rosner, C., Garney, W., McCord, C.E., & Elliott, T. R. (2016, August). Confronting LGBTQ+ Health Disparities: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Policy and Practice. Paper accepted for presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference. 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.
  • 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.