Meghan A. Juretic, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

About Dr. Juretic

Dr. Juretic's clinical experience includes individual, family, and group therapy with adolescents and adults.  She has experience providing counseling to middle and high school aged adolescents and their families for a range of issues and concerns including anxiety, depression, self harm behaviors, self esteem, grief, academic concerns, and family conflict.  Her experience with adults includes several years providing group and individual therapy through university counseling centers and Veterans Administration hospitals.  Dr. Juretic also collaborated to establish and run a biofeedback clinic, helping clients to improve their health and performance by observing signals generated in their own bodies.

Dr. Juretic's research interests include psychotherapy outcomes, access to mental health care, and telemental health.  Early in her training, she investigated factors related to treatment success for families of children who have survived abuse.  Dr. Juretic then focused her research on barriers to mental health treatment, specifically for those living in rural or highly rural regions.

One rapidly expanding solution to barriers in accessing mental health treatment is the use of technology to connect the client and provider.  Dr. Juretic focused her research and postdoctoral training on the development, implementation, and delivery of telemental health services.  Since the completion of her doctoral degree, Dr. Juretic has been providing therapy via video teleconferencing to clients who do not live in areas with easily accessible or available mental health providers. 


Licensed Psychologist, Washington State, #60262604

Education
    Ph.D.    Counseling Psychology    University of Utah    2010
    M.S.     Counseling Psychology    University of Utah    2008
    B.A.      Psychology                      Linfield College        2001

Other training & experience
    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Telehealth & Rural Outreach, VA Puget Sound- Seattle, 2010-2011
    Psychology Internship, Washington State University Counseling & Testing Services, 2009-2010
    Neuropsychological Assessment, Salt Lake City VA Medical Center, 2008-2009
    Individual, Group, & Family Therapy, Granite School District (Utah), 2005-2006, 2007-2008
    Biofeedback Therapy, University of Utah Counseling Center, 2007-2008
    Psychoeducational Assessment, University of Utah Psychoeducation Clinic, 2006-2007
    Individual & Group Therapy, University of Utah Counseling Center, 2004-2005

Publications
Juretic, M., Hill, R., Hicken, B., Luptak, M., Rupper, R., Dailey, N., & Bair, B. (in press).  Predictors of attrition in older users 
    of a home-based monitoring and health information delivery system. 
Telemedicine & e-Health.

Smucker Barnwell, S. V., Juretic, M. A., Hoerster, K. D., Van de Plasch, R., & Felker, B. L.  (2012).  VA Puget Sound 
    telemental health service to rural veterans: A growing program.  Psychological Services, 9(2), 209-211.

Juretic, M., Hill, R., Luptak, M., Rupper, R., Bair, B., Floyd, J., Westfield, B., & Dailey, N.  (2010).  Reaching out to older 
    veterans in needs: The Elko demonstration project.  The Journal of Rural Health, 26(4), 325-332.

Luptak, M., Dailey, N., Juretic, M., Rupper, R., Hill, R., Hicken, B., & Bair, B.  (2010).  The care coordination home telehealth 
    (CCHT) rural demonstration project: A symptom based approach for serving older veterans in remote geographical 
    settings.  Rural & Remote Health, 10(2), 1375.

Hicken, B., Luptak, M., Dailey, N., Rupper, R., Hill, R., Noyes, B., Bair, B., & Juretic, M.  (2008).  Home on the range.  Using 
    residence-based telehealth to bridge healthcare access gaps and promote resilience in rural, older veterans. 
The 
    Gerontologist, 48
(Special Issue II).

Rupper, R., Dailey, N., Hill, R., Luptak, M., Hicken, B., Noyes, B., Juretic, M., & Bair, B.  (2008).  Reaching out to aging 
    veterans in rural areas: Innovative use of telehealth and care coordination.  Federal Practitioner, 25(5), 21-24.
  
Professional Affiliations
    
American Psychological Association 
    Washington State Psychological Association

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