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2012 California Psychological Association Conference: Presentation Resources

Here are some resources related to Dr. Erhardt and Dr. Dorian’s California Psychological Association continuing education presentation entitled, There's a Clinical App for That: Integrating Mobile Technology in Psychotherapy.


Presentation Components
  • Overview of Apps and Mobile Technology
  • Advantages of Integrating Mobile Technology in Psychotherapy
  • Enhancing Clinical Interventions with Mobile Technology
  • Challenges Associated with Integrating Mobile Technology
  • Feasibility and Outcome
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Future Directions
Psychology-related Apps

Sylvain Roy’s Technology for Psychologists blog contains categorized lists of the apps referenced in this presentation along with many other psychology-related apps.

To learn more about MoodKit®, visit: www.moodkitapp.com

Click here for a guide on how MoodKit® can be used to enhance psychotherapy. Also summarized here as an infographic.


In this 60 Minutes segment, the inventor of cell phones talks about the wireless health revolution in mobile technology.

Dr. Aaron Beck discusses delivering Cognitive Behavior Therapy via various new technologies. Dr. Beck explains how using the phone, Skype, and computer programs for delivering treatment can be extremely useful in "reaching the unreachable."

Relevant Literature

Barnett, J. E., Kelly, J. F., & Roberts, M. C. (2011). Telehealth and technology innovations in professional psychology. [Special Issue]. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(6)

Boschen, M. J., & Casey, L. M. (2008). The use of mobile telephones as adjuncts to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39(5), 546-552. doi:10-1037/0735-7028.39.5.546

Breton, E. R., Fuemmeler, B. F., & Abroms, L. C. (2011). Weight loss - there is an app for that! But does it adhere to evidence-informed practices? Translational Behavioral Medicine, 1(4), 523-529. doi:10.1007/s13142-011-0076-5

Depp, C. A., Mausbach, B., Granholm, E., Cardenas, V. B., Dror, P., Thomas, L., Lebowitz, B. D., Jeste, D. V. (2010). Mobile interventions for severe mental illness: Design and preliminary data from three approaches. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198(10), 715-721. doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181f49ea3

Dimeff, L. A., Paves, A. P., Skutch, J. M., & Woodcock, E. A. (2010). Shifting paradigms in clinical psychology: How innovative technologies are shaping treatment delivery. In D. H. Barlow (Ed.), The oxford handbook of clinical psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Fogg, B. J., & Eckels, D. (2007). Mobile persuasion: 20 perspectives on the future of behavior change. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford Captology Media.

Harris, E., & Younggren, J. N. (2011). Risk management in the digital world. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(6), 412-418.

Kazdin, A. E. (2008). President's column: Ensuring that our findings have impact. Monitor on Psychology, 39, 5-6.

Kazdin, A. E., & Blase, S. L. (2011). Rebooting psychotherapy research and practice to reduce the burden of mental illness. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6(1), 21-37. doi:10.1177/1745691610393527

Luxton, D. D., McCann, R. A., Bush, N. E., Mishkind, M. C., & Reger, G. M. (2011). mHealth for mental health: Integrating smartphone technology in behavioral healthcare. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(6), 505-512.

Maheu, M. M., Pulier, M. L., Wilhelm, F. H., McMenamin, J., & Brown-Connolly, N. (2005). The mental health professional and the new technologies: A handbook for practice today. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Martin, S. (2010). The internet's ethical challenges. Monitor on Psychology, 41(7), 32-35.

Matthews, M., Doherty, G., & Sharry, J. (2008). Mobile phone mood charting for adolescents. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 36(2), 113-129. doi:10.1080/03069880801926400

McMinn, M. R., Bearse, J. Heyne, L. K., Smithberger, A., Erb, A. L. (2011). Technology and independent practice: Survey findings and implications. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(2), 176-184.

Preziosa, A., Grassi, A., Gaggioli, A., & Riva, G. (2009). Therapeutic applications of the mobile phone. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 37(3), 313-325. doi:10.1080/03069880902957031

Rizvi, S. L., Dimeff, L. A., Skutch, J., Caroll, D., & Linehan, M. M. (2011). A pilot study of the DBT coach: An interactive mobile phone application for individuals with borderline personality disorders and substance use disorder. Behavior Therapy, 42, 589-600.

Smith, A. (2011). Smartphone adoption and usage. Pew Internet & American Life Project, July 11, 2011, http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Smartphones/Summary.aspx, accessed on April 10, 2012.

Trudeau, M. (2010). Mental health apps: Like a 'therapist in your pocket'. Retrieved 5/24, 2010, from http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyID=127081326&sc=emaf
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