Foundations in Digital Therapy

Presented By C. Barr Taylor, MD
C. Barr Taylor, MD

15 hours | 15 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Foundations in Digital Therapy is presented by C. Barr Taylor, MD, in partnership with the Center for m²Health at Palo Alto University. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards Foundations of Digital Mental Health Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues.

Technology has become an inherent part of modern psychological treatments. This program provides an overview of the use of digital tools and technology in therapy, including a discussion of the evidence base for integrated (“blended”) face-to-face and technology-facilitated therapy, a review of different types of tools available for clinicians, and a discussion of ethical and other concerns about providing and using digital therapies.

The program also includes information on the relevance of social media to clinical practice and empirically-supported strategies that can help engage clients in the use of digital therapy tools. Clinicians will also learn to identify the best tools for their particular clinical needs and introduce strategies for addressing client disengagement or non-adherence. Finally, the program includes discussions of relevant ethical and legal concerns. This program aims to prepare clinicians to integrate digital tools in their clinical practice successfully and, if desired, seek additional, more specialized training in the use of digital tools.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe 3 benefits and barriers of using technology in clinical care

Describe potential challenges and risks of using technology

Describe strategies for assessing clients’ digital use and preparing them to use a digital tool

Describe the basic principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Describe strategies for choosing the right app or Internet intervention

Describe at least 3 mental health apps and Internet intervention programs

Describe why using evidence-based programs is important

Describe examples of clinical strategies therapists use to engage clients in blended therapy

Identify strategies for addressing non-engagement with digital tools

Describe key ethical and legal issues in digital therapy


Presented By

C. Barr Taylor, MD

Dr. C. Barr Taylor is a Research Professor at Palo Alto University and Director of the Center for m2Health, which focuses on developing, evaluating, and disseminating digital health interventions for preventing and treating common mental health problems. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry (emeritu...


1. Introduction

2. CBT in Digital interventions

3. Email and Text Messages

4. Internet Interventions and Phone Apps

5. Evidence Base for Internet Interventions

6. Self-Assessment and Self-Monitoring tools

7. Clinical Strategies for Digital Therapy

8. Legal & Ethical Considerations

9. Tips for Tele-Mental Health Counseling

10. Social Media & Future Directions

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Program Partner

Center for m²Health at Palo Alto University

We are proud to partner with the Center for m²Health at Palo Alto University for this training. The Center for m²Health's goal is to develop, evaluate, and implement mobile mental health technologies to help provide affordable, accessible, and evidence-based mental health care to populations worldwide. They provide populations around the world with transdiagnostic screening tools alongside personalized and guided programs for anxiety, traumatic stress, depression, eating disorders, stress, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. In order to implement these effective programs worldwide, they also provide training to clinicians and work with leading institutions in other countries.

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