Tag Archive for: digital mental health

Can mentors guide digital mental health intervention users?: Systematic review has answers

Reference: Leung, C., Pei, J., Hudec, K., Shams, F., Munthali, R., & Vigo, D. (2022). The effects of nonclinician guidance on effectiveness and process outcomes in digital mental health interventions: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24(6), e36004. Summarized By: Jordan Cherry About the Study Digital mental health interventions (DMHIs) are becoming […]

Study explores how the transition to online mentoring and learning affected vulnerable college students

Reference: Gobec, C., Turnbull, M., & Rillotta, F. (2022). Lessons learnt from transitioning to online mentoring and learning at university during COVID-19 for adults with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 26(4), 869-884. Summarized by: Ellen Parry Luff About the Study The transformative period of COVID-19 highlighted the increasing role of technology in daily life. […]

Can digital mental health interventions bridge the ‘digital divide’ for socioeconomically and digitally marginalised youth? A new systematic review

Reference: Piers, R., Williams, J. M., & Sharpe, H. (2023). Can digital mental health interventions bridge the ‘digital divide’ for socioeconomically and digitally marginalised youth? A systematic review. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 28(1), 90–104. https://doi.org/10.1111/camh.12620 Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About this Study Many youth don’t receive treatment for their mental health problems. This ongoing […]

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, […]

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 […]

[Webinar] Jean Rhodes and Alexandra Werntz: Scaling mental health services through technology-enhanced mentoring

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Central Time Description: 2022-2023 Digital Mental Health Lecture Series The Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) Northwestern University, in collaboration with the Society for Digital Mental Health  Jean Rhodes, Ph.D. and Alexandra Werntz, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Boston, Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring  “Scaling mental health […]

Digital Mental Health Use and the Role of Paraprofessionals: A Conversation with Dr. Bethany Teachman

 Interviewed By Megyn Jasman Q: Dr. Teachman, you have been involved in mental health and evidence-based skill literature for a while. What made you interested in digital mental health interventions and the role of technology in mental health care?  I am not someone who you might have predicted would get involved in digital mental health […]

MentorHub gives kids and their mentors digital resources for education and wellness

UMass Boston’s Dr. Jean Rhodes is piloting her MentorHub app in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts (BBBSEM) in hopes of bringing mentors and mentees closer, as well as encourage usage of educational and wellness apps among youth.  In this article, Rhodes, author of the book “Older and Wiser: New Ideas for […]

The ethics of digital mental health applications

Wykes, T., Lipshitz, J., & Schueller, S. M. (2019). Towards the Design of Ethical Standards Related to Digital Mental Health and all Its Applications. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry, 6(3), 232–242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40501-019-00180-0 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although technology can make mental health services more accessible and effective, researchers, clinicians, and healthcare organizations still have […]