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

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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.

Five Tips for Using Mobile Apps in Therapy

With the explosion of mobile apps on the market, clinicians now have at their fingertips some incredible tools for improving care for their patients. Now, I’m not talking about using Angry Birds in therapy. I’m talking about legitimate, well-made apps that integrate evidence-based practices. But before you rush out and download any old app, here are five tips to help clinicians who want to use apps in therapy:

1. Always put evidence-based practices first.

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