DCoE November Webinar: Clinical Use of Mobile Apps in Behavioral Health Treatment
By DCoE Strategic Communications
November 07, 2012
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury will host its next webinar, “Clinical Use of Mobile Apps in Behavioral Health Treatment,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EST) Nov. 15.
Advances in Internet and wireless technologies and new mobile applications afford health care providers unique opportunities to interact with their patients. For instance, behavioral health care providers may rely on mobile apps to reinforce patients’ skills learned during therapy and encourage them to continue their treatment outside of the clinical setting with self-directed exercises and resources.
The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) is at the forefront of technological solutions for psychological health concerns and traumatic brain injury (TBI). T2 leads the Defense Department’s efforts to advance the use of technology to prevent, assess and treat a broad range of health conditions for service members, veterans and their families. Using the latest technology, T2:
- Creates virtual reality mental health applications
- Oversees suicide surveillance/automation programs across the Defense Department
- Facilitates telehealth and Web-based care for psychological health and TBI (video teleconferencing, afterdeployment.org, interactive media)
- Develops mobile applications to support 24/7 access to behavioral health tools and critical support systems
In this webinar, T2 subject matter experts will discuss technological resources for use in psychological health and TBI care with a special emphasis on mobile apps that may be used to supplement psychological health care treatment. Specific attention will be given to:
- PE Coach — designed to support tasks associated with prolonged exposure treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This mobile app helps users to self-monitor behavior and provides education about PTSD as well as resources for coping with the disorder
- T2 Mood Tracker — helps users to self-monitor, track and reference their emotional experience over a period of days, weeks and months using a visual analogue rating scale
Featured speakers are:
- Julie Kinn, Ph.D., National Center for Telehealth and Technology, Mobile Health Program deputy director
- Greg Reger, Ph.D., National Center for Telehealth and Technology licensed clinical psychologist
All professionals who care for service members are encouraged to attend, including service members and their families. You may register now or review further information.
Continuing education units and continuing medical education credits are not available for this webinar. Please register in advance using the Adobe Connect platform.
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