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.
This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals
This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
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
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...
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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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.