clinical practice

Embracing Technology in Therapy

Working with patients with neurocognitive deficits demands flexibility, creativity and persistence on the part of the clinician. It’s the job of the clinician to understand each patient’s unique set of strengths and weaknesses in the development of a therapy program.

Mobile Health Research Highlight: Theory-driven mHealth

Traditional health care interventions are based on theory, which helps guide the development and evaluation of those interventions. One weakness in mHealth is the lack of theory to drive the rise of innovative technology-based interventions. The next step in the development of mHealth is to use theory to drive the development and evaluation of interventions.

T2 How-to: Using Mobile Apps in Behavioral Health Practice – T2 Mood Tracker

T2 Mood Tracker

Here at T2 we’re working on helping those who work directly with patients make better use of our mobile applications. A few weeks ago, Dr. Christina Armstrong spoke about some general tips on using mobile apps in behavioral health treatment  (if you haven’t read it, it’s a great place to start).

Clinician Resistance to Technology in Behavioral Health Therapy

Behavioral health clinicians may be hesitant to introduce technological options into therapy for many reasons. They may connect the use of some new technology, like mobile apps, solely with entertainment purposes such as games (e.g., Angry Birds). They may fear that the addition of a technology may interfere with the building of rapport with their patients. However, the barrier may also lie in a discomfort with how the adoption of a new technology may disrupt the traditional model of therapeutic interaction.

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