1st Edition

Technology in Mental Health Foundations of Clinical Use

By Jessica Stone Copyright 2023
    152 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Technology in Mental Health focuses on the responsible integration of technology into therapy in a world affected by COVID. Author Jessica Stone discusses the pandemic’s effects on the mental health field, historical fundamentals, and possible future implications. Chapters also explore legal and ethical considerations as well as educational and supervision needs. Seasoned and new clinicians alike will find valuable information in these pages as they progress from traditional to modern to post-COVID mental health treatment.

    1. Technology in Mental Health: Before, During, and After COVID-19  2. The Slow-to-Warm Approach  3. Fundamental Concepts  4. Behavioral Neuroscience  5. Uses, Standards, and Rights  6. Clinical Concepts  7. Hardware and Software  8. Case Examples  9. Fear Less


    Jessica Stone, PhD, RPT-S, is a licensed psychologist in Colorado. She has been a practitioner, professor, presenter, mentor, and author for more than thirty years. Dr. Stone’s interest in therapeutic digital tools has culminated in clinical mental health use and research for mental health, medical, and crisis settings. 


    "Dr. Jessica Stone provides a great resource for understanding the complexities of new technologies in mental health. Useful to both digital natives as well as therapists less experienced with tech, the book offers a multidisciplinary framework for empowering professionals to embrace today's digital solutions and customize them for patients' needs."

    Valentino Megale, PhD, CEO Softcare Studios

    "Technology in Mental Health takes the mental health professional on a journey—a mindful and educated journey. This resource gives the therapist a clear understanding of the ‘why’ of technology in mental health with a thorough review of grounded mental health processes and their application within technology-based practices. The book further highlights the ‘how,’ educating professionals in how to implement the intersection of technology and mental health. If you have been curious or are needing validation for the use of technology in mental health care, this is your new resource."

    Robert Jason Grant, EdD, RPT-S, author and creator of AutPlay® Therapy

    "Innovation often dances with fear of the unknown. Dr. Stone carves a clear path in this essential foundational text about our inevitable transformation into the field of digital mental health. She normalizes and defines our space of human discomfort, dives into the crux of our mind and biology to eloquently explore our inner workings, educates us on essential digital ethical and cultural considerations, and guides us to deep understanding of how digital technologies can truly align with us be utilized as part of mental healthcare practice. Dr. Stone and her work are a true gift to our profession and the future of mental healthcare."

    Rachel A. Altvater, PsyD, RPT-S