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Julia Reynolds and Dr. Stephen Schueller Recorded Webinar: Practical Guidance for Using Technology to Enhance Behavioral and Cognitive Treatments



$15 for members / $25 for non-members

1.5 CE credits earned with successful completion of the Post Webinar Evaluation and Post Webinar Quiz


Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

4pm – 5:30pm Eastern/ 3pm – 4:30pm Central/ 2pm – 3:30pm Mountain/ 1pm – 2:30pm Pacific


Title:  Practical Guidance for Using Technology to Enhance Behavioral and Cognitive Treatments: Advice for Practitioners

Audience Level:  Intermediate

Presenter and Affiliation: Stephen Schueller, PhD and Julia Reynolds, MPsych


  • eHealth and mHealth technologies, such as Internet websites, mobile apps, and wearable devices, have been increasingly developed to deliver and facilitate behavioral and cognitive treatments. Accumulating research continues to demonstrate the efficacy of such resources for improving the management of behavioral and mental health issues with strong support for behavioral and cognitive approaches. Unfortunately, few practitioners have received training or education regarding practical concerns related to these technological resources or best practices for integrating them into practice. This webinar will present strategies for identifying and evaluating eHealth and mHealth technologies and discuss a variety of practical concerns including understanding data security and privacy, using technology to support treatment, and documenting the use of technology in clinical notes. We will discuss the evolving regulatory landscape regarding websites, apps, and digital therapeutics and provide guidance as to how professionals can better understand, search for, and evaluate different resources. We will then present information regarding clinical integration of technologies including working technology into one’s workflow, introduction technologies into clinical care, using technologies in support of a treatment plan, reviewing data collected through these resources, and documenting the use of technologies in clinical records. We will close with a discussion of some emerging technologies in the behavioral and mental health space to provide practitioners with some ideas of what to expect in this rapidly developing and evolving field.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and evaluate technologies (e.g., websites, mobile apps) that can facilitate effective behavioral and cognitive treatments.
  2. Understand concerns related to technologies for behavioral and cognitive treatments including privacy and security, engagement, and quality.
  3. Learn practices for integrating technologies into behavioral and cognitive treatments including data review, documentation, and support for homework.

About the Presenter:

Stephen Schueller

Stephen Schueller, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, and completed his clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. His work focuses on making mental health services more accessible and available through technologies. He is the Executive Director of PsyberGuide, a project funded by the One Mind, to identify and provide unbiased information about the effectiveness and usefulness of digital tools for mental health. In his work, he has explored the use of digital mental health resources in diverse contexts and populations including in clinical settings as adjuncts for clinical treatment of depression, in middle-school children and homeless youth. He also explores how these interventions can be integrated into systems of care and the importance of human support to increase engagement and benefit. He is especially interested in the prevention of depression and promotion of well-being and advancing integration of positive psychological interventions into clinical work. He has been involved in several grants from the National Institute of Mental Health including a K08, career development award, focused on integrating user-centered design methods and implementation science to design and evaluate a technology-based support system for clinical treatment of depression. He has been recognized by the Association for Psychological Science in their Class of 2016 Rising Stars and was awarded by Rising Star Award by the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions. He is a fellow in the NIMH, NIDA, VA-funded Implementation Research Institute located at the George Washington University in St. Louis.

Julia Reynolds

Julia Reynolds MPsych (Clin) is a Clinical Psychologist at the Australian National University. She completed her clinical training at the University of Western Australia in1990 and has extensive experience in senior clinical psychology roles in both private practice and public sector mental health services in Australia and the UK. Over the last decade, Julia has contributed to the development, evaluation and management of key Australian online mental health services. She has been particularly interested in the ways that digital tools may contribute to improving access at a population level as well as how they may contribute to the work of therapists. Julia has been involved in a number of grants from the Australian Government’s Department of Health that aim to integrate digital tools in the mental health care system. Between 2014-2017, Julia led the development and delivery of national programs to train psychologists and other allied health practitioners in the clinical use of e-mental health resources. She has contributed to emerging ethical and clinical guidance and her award-winning work on clinical practice models has been integrated into key professional guides. Julia maintains a small online private practice and is currently completing her PhD at ANU where she is researching the use of digital tools by mental health practitioners.

Recommended Readings

Armstrong, C. M., Edwards-Stewart, A., Ciulla, R. P., Bush, N. E., Cooper, D. C., Kinn, J. T., ... & Hoyt, T. V. (2017). Department of Defense Mobile Health Practice Guide.

Lui, J. H., Marcus, D. K., & Barry, C. T. (2017). Evidence-based apps? A review of mental health mobile applications in a psychotherapy context. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice48(3), 199.

Neary, M., & Schueller, S. M. (2018). State of the field of mental health apps. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

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