The use of technology to provide cost-effective behavioral healthcare is emerging as a crucial aspect of treating a wide variety of behavioral health problems. However, many behavioral health providers lack the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively integrate technology-based behavioral tools into their practice. In Using Technology to Support Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Practices, the authors help providers implement technology-based behavioral health practices in various healthcare settings and with various mental health disorders. Divided into two parts, the text first addresses specific disorders or problem areas, then presents issues concerning implementation and evaluating such tools in clinical practice and important ethical issues to consider when doing so.
Table of Contents
Part I: Technology and Behavioral Health. Callan, Wright, Mood Disorders. Newman, Koif, Przeworski, Llera, Anxiety Disorders. McLean, Steenkamp, Levy, Litz, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Rotondi, Schizophrenia. Squires, Bryant, Substance Use Disorders. Leykin, Barrera, Munoz, Smoking Cessation via the Internet. Borckardt, Madan, Smith, Gibert, Pain Management. Paxton, Franko, Body Image and Eating Disorders. Krukowski, Harvey-Berino, West, Obesity. Ma, Knowles, Wilson, Diabetes Management. Part II: Issues Concerning Implementation and Evaluation. Cucciare, Implementation. Weingardt, Evaluation. Welfel, Heinlen, Ethics in Technology and Mental Health.
"This book is a clinician's guide, where the reader can get an insight into the current mental health research debate on using technology in evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-based health practices within the USA. This is the first comprehensive book I have found on this research area and I found it interesting to read." - Judith Thoburn-Price, MBACP MA, director of Spottyfish LTD and Robbers Dog Animation, counselor in independent practice