Tag Archive for: digital interventions

Coaching in the Modern Era: Examining the Training of Coaches Providing Digital Guided Self Help for Mental Health Concerns.

Reference: Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Rojas, E., Topooco, N., Rackoff, G. N., Zainal, N. H., Eisenberg, D., … & Newman, M. G. (2023). Training, supervision, and experience of coaches offering digital guided self-help for mental health concerns. Frontiers in Psychology, 14. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: Recent research has shown that approximately half […]

Mobile mental health apps: Should we recommend them?

By Andrew J Schuman, MD, Reprinted from Contemporary Pediatrics Following the release of the iPhone in 2007 and the introduction of the App Store in 2008, mobile health care applications eventually appeared that were designed to help patients count calories, track exercise, and monitor chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and asthma. In 2023, with […]

Making digital interventions accessible and affordable

By Heather Stringer, Reprinted from American Psychological Association As the nation grapples with soaring demand for mental health services amid a provider shortage, more psychologists are considering the benefits of digital therapeutics—evidence-based interventions available to patients on their mobile devices. These tools have the potential to help people struggling with substance use disorders, anxiety, insomnia, […]

Integrating digital interventions with clinical practice in youth mental health services

Cross, S. P., Nicholas, J., Bell, I. H., Mangelsdorf, S., Valentine, L., Thompson, A., Gleeson, J. F., & Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2023). Integrating digital interventions with clinical practice in youth mental health services. Australasian Psychiatry, 31(3), 302–305.  https://doi.org/10.1177/10398562231169365 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: There is a mental health crisis in Australia. Because of the high demand […]

Monitoring digital youth counseling interventions: Understanding the demographic profiles and outcome changes

Blackshaw, E., Sefi, A., Mindel, C., Maher, H., & De Ossorno Garcia, S. (2023). Digital mental health outcome monitoring for a structured text-based youth counselling intervention: Demographic profile and outcome change. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12461 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest: Although the mental health needs of young people are increasing, a quarter […]

Human support for digital mental health interventions: a promising approach

Werntz, A., Amado, S., Jasman, M., Ervin, A, & Rhodes, J. (2023). Providing human support for the use of digital mental health interventions: Systematic meta-review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 25. https://www.jmir.org/2023/1/e42864 Summarized by Megyn Jasman Notes of Interest: Digital mental health interventions (DMHIs) are popular because research has shown that many are effective. However, many […]

A novel peer-to-peer coaching paraprofessional training program to support digital mental health

Rosenberg, B. M., Kodish, T., Cohen, Z. D., Gong-Guy, E., & Craske, M. G. (2022). A novel peer-to-peer coaching program to support digital mental health: Design and implementation. JMIR Mental Health, 9(1), e32430. Summarized by Saniya Soni Notes of Interest: Paraprofessional support models are a significant pathway to bridge the gap in mental health care […]

New systemic review/meta-analysis explores digital interventions for emotion regulation in youth

Reynard, S., Dias, J., Mitic, M., Schrank, B., & Woodcock, K. A. (2022). Digital interventions for emotion regulation in children and early adolescents: Systematic review and meta-analysis. JMIR Serious Games, 10(3), e31456. https://doi.org/10.2196/31456 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Emotion regulation challenges correlate with negative mental health and social outcomes. While digital interventions are […]

Are Digital Interventions Effective? Recent Meta-Analysis Says “Yes, But”

By Marlene, Reprinted from TeleHealth Technology-based digital interventions are effective in helping people who struggle with symptoms of depression. Otherwise known as digital therapeutics, these methods include online modules and educational lessons made available through computers or phones. Compared to receiving no treatment, digital interventions provide a promising option for alleviating depression symptoms. According to […]

Computer-, smartphone-based treatments effective at reducing symptoms of depression

Moshe, I., Terhorst, Y., Philippi, P., Domhardt, M., Cuijpers, P., Cristea, I., Pulkki-Råback, L., Baumeister, H., & Sander, L. B. (2021). Digital Interventions for the Treatment of Depression. Psychological Bulletin.  Reprinted from the American Psychological Association WASHINGTON — Computer- and smartphone-based treatments appear to be effective in reducing symptoms of depression, and while it remains unclear whether […]