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Apps for Therapy, Therapists, and Self-Help: A Refresher

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Featuring:

Simon Rego, PsyD, ABPP, A-CBT
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Apps for Therapy, Therapists, and Self-Help: A Refresher
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:00 pm
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Introductory

This webinar is not eligible for CE credit. The aim of this webinar is to provide a refresher on the use of apps in clinical practice, first by giving an update on the adoption and use of apps, then by reviewing the risks and benefits associated with using apps in clinical practice, and finally, by highlighting some of the most popular mental health apps. 

Despite the numerous advances that have been made in the field, many experts (e.g., Kazdin & Blase, 2011) believe that mental health professionals are not likely to reduce the prevalence, incidence, and burden of mental illness without a major shift in intervention research and clinical practice. For example, approximately 89.3 million Americans currently live in the 4,000 communities designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas. These communities lack a sufficient number of mental health care experts to address residents’ needs (Fisher, et al., 2017), and even when mental health providers are available, a variety of barriers interfere with help-seeking, including: transportation challenges, costs, and concerns about stigma. Fortunately, we are in the midst of the mobile revolution, spurred by both the advances in mobile technology and the widespread adoption of that technology (Erhardt & Dorian, 2013). The rise of mobile technology has led to explosive growth in software applications (i.e., “apps”), with an increasing number of these apps being created for medical and behavioral health. Using mobile technologies to more rapidly and accurately assess and treat mental health problems represents this much-needed major shift in intervention research and clinical practice and therefore has great potential to transform the care of psychological disorders. While this is a very promising development, there are several key issues that need to be addressed, including: efficacy, regulation, data security and privacy, licensure and jurisdiction, and safety and liability.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. provide an update on the adoption and use of apps
  2. review the risks and benefits associated with using apps in clinical practice
  3. highlight some of the most popular mental health apps 

Presentation level: Introductory

This webinar is not eligible for CE credit. 

Presenter(s) Biography

Simon Rego, PsyD, ABPP, A-CBT

Simon Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT

Dr. Rego is Chief of Psychology and Director of Psychology Training at Montefiore Medical Center and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. He is Board Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, Certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy by the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, and Certified as a Cognitive Therapy Trainer/Consultant by the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. He is also a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and a Founding Clinical Fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. 

Dr. Rego specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for the anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, depression, insomnia, and body focused repetitive behaviors and has 45 publications (including 3 books) and more than 190 professional presentations on these and other topics, including working with traditional media and use of social media to educate the public about mental health and in the identification, implementation and evaluation of emerging technologies (e.g., prescription digital therapeutics, wearable emotion prosthetics, care intelligence solutions, etc.) to improve treatment outcomes.

Dr. Rego is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and is listed in the Who's Who in America and the Who's Who in Medicine Academia. He was the recipient of the 2008 Award for Distinguished Early Career Psychologists by the New York State Psychological Association, the 2015 Peterson Prize from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, and the 2018 Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. In September of 2021, he was selected to join the third cohort of the Montefiore Physician Leadership Academy's Physician Leadership Program, which convenes physician leaders with an interdisciplinary faculty team every other month for 24 months and is limited to just 30 physician leaders per cohort.
 


Dr. Rego is the ADAA 2023 Conference co-chair.

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