Introduction to Chatbots for Mental Health

Presented By Eduardo Bunge, PhD
Eduardo Bunge, PhD

3 Hours | 3 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Introduction to Chatbots for Mental Health is presented by Eduardo Bunge, Ph.D.

Chatbots are online chat conversations used for communication via text or text-to-speech in lieu of a human. Chatbots are beneficial for users as they are flexible and customizable. However, there are risks of misunderstandings, and they have a limited capacity to deal with crises.

This program provides the basic concepts of what chatbots are, their framework, how they are carried out, and by whom. It discusses the benefits and drawbacks of chatbots.

The different types of chatbots (i.e. rule-based and Artificial Intelligence-based chatbots) are explained. This program explores some existing popular chatbots available in the market and their current empirical support. The research on chatbots for depression, anxiety, parenting, and autism spectrum disorder is described. It also provides an understanding of how chatbots are designed and addresses the use of chatbots in clinical practice.

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 chatbots available in mental health

Describe the different types of chatbots

Describe the empirical support of each chatbot

Demonstrate how to use chatbots in clinical practice


Presented By

Eduardo Bunge, PhD

Dr. Eduardo Bunge is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Palo Alto University (PAU). Dr. Bunge directs the Children and Adolescents Psychotherapy and Technology (CAPT) Research Lab and is Associate Director for the International Institute of Internet Interventions for Health at Palo Alto ...


1. Introduction

2. Attitudes

3. What are Chatbots

4. Types

5. Open Chatbots

6. Mental Health Bots

7. From Market to Research

8. User Feedback

9. Therapeutic Bond

10. Social/Fun/Romantic Bots

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