Project Manager, Telehealth ROCKS
Shawna Wright is a licensed psychologist in Kansas and Nebraska who works in private practice as a telepsychologist. She obtained her graduate training in clinical psychology from Texas Tech University specializing in child and family treatment. She has worked for over a decade in community mental health in southeastern Kansas as outpatient therapist.
Through her experience in community mental health, Dr. Wright is acutely aware of the impact of the shortage of mental health providers in underserved, rural areas, and she sees the promise of utilizing telehealth as a medium for providing mental health services to this population. In 2011, Dr. Wright completed a comprehensive telemental health certificate training program through the TeleMental Health Institute, where she now serves as a faculty member. Dr. Wright initiated a private practice providing telepsychology services to residents of rural nursing facilities in 2012. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Kansas Psychological Association (KPA), and the American Telemedicine Association.
Dr. Wright has a keen interest in working within these associations to develop standards, training, and resources to assist psychologist who are interested in telepsychology careers. She is the membership chair for the Coalition of Technology in Behavioral Sciences (CTiBS) and maintains aspirations of sharing her professional experience to help advance professional resources for telepsychologist through educational endeavors and consultation.