Using Technology Tools in Clinical Practice: Smartphone Applications, Web Sites, and Virtual Environments
This program is an invitation-only planned workshop for psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals and sponsored by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, a part of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Over one-quarter of a million former service members were diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder by 2012 as the result of conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and many others face traumatic brain injury, depression, stress, anxiety, sleep disorders and relationship problems. Overcoming barriers to access mental health care for this population is a challenge. Technology may offer a solution by connecting these service members with tools and programs associated with care and treatment.
Software development championed by clinical psychologists at the Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs (DoD/VA) has resulted in a portfolio of mobile apps and web resources targeted toward service members and their families. Innovative websites, mobile technologies and virtual reality technology serves as tools for mental health providers and their patients. During this training, there will be instruction and hands-on practice for a range of these technology tools.
- Compare at least three online resources available for clinical use to support military personnel
- Demonstrate foundational knowledge for using smartphone apps, e.g., how to install, use, uninstall, troubleshoot
- Compare and contrast at least three DoD/VA apps and non-governmental apps available to support the behavioral health of military personnel
- Demonstrate competent use of DoD/VA apps available to support the behavioral health of military personnel
- Select two online resources (e.g., afterdeployment, militarykidsconnect) and role play how you would use their functionality to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Identify at least two benefits for artificially intelligent virtual humans to support service member access to psychological resources
- Support a rationale for the use of telehealth technology and describe at least two examples of such technology
- Apply basic knowledge of technology to the clinical assessment and treatment of PTSD
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of other technologies used to assess and treat military mental health (e.g., virtual worlds, psychophysiology, social media)
- Evaluate at least two theories to support the use of virtual environments
- Select at least two examples of empirical support for virtual environments
- Debate an ethical approach to executing technology interventions
- Identify ways to increase the use of technology in clinical practice
Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor, Psychiatry, Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research at the Emory School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program
Owner of Virtually Better, Inc.
Peter Tuerk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Military Sciences Division at the Medical University of South Carolina
Director of Clinical Supervision for the PTSD Clinical Team, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Director of Research Training for the APA accredited joint VA/Medical University of South Carolina Psychology Internship Program
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Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before May 16, 2014, by noon (CDT) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit. This is workshop is limited to invited participants only. In order to receive credit, for the workshop please sign the attendance roster each day. At the completion of the event, please login to the Duke Medicine Learning Management System to complete the evaluation and print your certificate at http://continuingeducation.dcri.duke.edu/using-technology-tools-clinical-practice-smartphone-applications-web-sites-and-virtual-environments.
Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is a National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates, Inc. (NBCC)-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP(tm)) and a cosponsor of this event/program. Southern Regional AHEC may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP™ maintains responsibility for the content of this event. This program will provide 12.0 contact hours (category A) continuing education credit to NC Psychologists. Social Work Contact Hours are also included in this program. No partial credit will be given. Individuals arriving 15 minutes or more after the starting time will not receive credit.
- 13.00 Attendance
- 13.00 APA Credit
- 0.13 CEU
- 13.00 NASW credits