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"Rocking the House with Tech -- How to Use Technology to Improve Behavioral Interventions with Women" presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, August 1, 2013. ...

"Rocking the House with Tech -- How to Use Technology to Improve Behavioral Interventions with Women" presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, August 1, 2013.

Presenter: Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D., Executive Director of the TeleMental Health Institute, Inc.

Topics covered include women, technology, psychology, mental health, feminism and feminist values.

To invite Dr. Maheu to speak to your group about these issues, the her a message through http://support.telehealth.org

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  • Rocking the House with Tech -- How to Use Technology to Improve Behavioral Interventions with Women American Psychological Association August 1, 2013
  • Learning Objectives 1. Identify at least 1 technology-based intervention that has empirical support for use with women clients/patients. 2. Intelligently discuss at least 1 multi-cultural issue and 1 socioeconomic issue of relevance to woman and technology.
  • Our planet is re-tooling as is psychology
  • APA Proposed Society for Technology & Psychology APA Proposed Society for Technology & Psychology Legal & Ethical Issues; Development, Implementation & Training COMMUNICATION & COMMUNICATION NETWORKS (e.g., Internet, Blogging, Social media; Cybernetics [e.g., Biosensing/ Feedback]; Social networking) COMPUTING METHODOLOGIES (e.g., Artificial Intelligence; Natural Lang. Processing; Robotics; User Computer Interfaces [e.g., Computer Vision Tracking, Haptic Interfaces]; Computer Simulations [e.g., Virtual Human Agents/Avatars & Environments]; Microcomputers; 3D Imaging; Software [e.g., Video Games] HEALTH IT & INFORMATICS (e.g., Big Data; Controlled Vocabs [e.g., ICD-10]; Decision Making & Support; Data Mining; Electronic Health and Personal Health Records; Electronic Data Privacy, Security and Integrity; Health Information Exchange; HITECH;Information Storage & Retrieval; Interoperability TELECOMMUNCATIONS (e.g., Electronic Mail; Telepsychology; Remote Sensing; Wireless, & Training Technology; Telephones [e.g., Mobile Phones, mHealth, Messaging]; Video Conferencing; Interactive Voice Response) Practice Science Education Public Interest Copyright (c) 2012 by Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D. OTHER TECHNOLOGIES (e.g., Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine)
  • Supporting Research Backhaus and colleagues (May, 2012) reported in their abstract of a meta-analysis that: – 821 potential articles were identified, and 65 were selected for inclusion. – The results indicate that VCP is feasible, has been used in a variety of therapeutic formats and with diverse populations, is generally associated with good user satisfaction, and is found to have similar clinical outcomes to traditional face-to-face psychotherapy. – Videoconferencing psychotherapy: A systematic review. Backhaus, Autumn; Agha, Zia; Maglione, Melissa L.; Repp, Andrea; Ross, Bridgett; Zuest, Danielle; Rice-Thorp, Natalie M.; Lohr, James; Thorp, Steven R. Psychological Services, Vol 9(2), May 2012, 111-131. doi: 10.1037/a0027924
  • Schools
  • Children’s Hospitals
  • Specialty Schools & Services • Special Needs • Autism • Residential Treatment Centers – Drug & Alcohol – Other
  • Rural Hospitals Rural Hospitals
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Nursing Homes
  • Home Health
  • Military & Veteran’s Administration
  • Employers
  • Private Companies Serving Consumers Online* • CopeToday • MDLive • SecureVideo • VirtualTherapyConnect • WeCounsel * TMH Institute has partnered with some of these companies and will receive a referral fee if you mention TMHI. You may also get an added discount.
  • Migration Model • Start with your current clients • Select those who are reliable, have good support systems and with whom you have a good working relationship • Consider their diagnosis • Take the time to prepare them • Plan in-person sessions at regular intervals • Do not work through their secretaries or others
  • http://onlinetherapyinstitute.com/wp- content/uploads/2012/08/Digital_stalking_A_guide_to_technology_risks_for_victims_2012.pdf Remember to be safe with all forms of technology- your computer, mobile devices, and GPS. If you would like to read more about how to keep yourself safe from digital stalking, you can read this guide, Digital Stalking: A Guide to Technology Risks for Victims. This guide was published jointly by Network for Surviving Stalking and Women's Aid Federation of England and offers fabulous insight into the nefarious uses of technology and what you can do to stay safe.
  • Millennia 2015 Women and eHealth (WeHealth) • Chair – Dr Véronique Thouvenot • Objectives – Millennia2015 WeHealth is committed to conduct a study at the intersection of women, health and Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and investigate how women have access and use ICTs for health in their local communities.
  • Millennia 2015 Women and eHealth (WeHealth) Women considered are of all ages, with a particular attention to those living in low income settings, urban slums and rural communities. 'Health' is taken in its broad dimension, including healthcare, humanitarian emergencies, health prevention, promotion and education, at community, regional, national and international levels. Technologies cover local radios, television, mobile phones, internet, satellite communications, social media.
  • Millennia 2015 Women and eHealth (WeHealth) 1. Coordination mechanisms There is an urgent need to improve coordination and communication mechanisms at all levels with a particular attention given to women living in refugee camps, areas of conflicts and violence. 2. Gender and digital gaps The combination of the gender gap with the digital gap affects dramatically the access of women into the arena of eHealth at all levels, beneficiaries, users, designers and leaders, and in particular in rural areas where more than 75% of the women live.
  • Millennia 2015 Women and eHealth (WeHealth) 3. Health information Receiving regular information on maternal and child health, family health, disease control, HIV AIDS, malaria, cancer and vaccination is the most often cited as of interest to women.
  • Millennia 2015 Women and eHealth (WeHealth) 4. Cost Clearly, the costs of the devices, connections and communications are a major barrier for women to have access and use ICTs for health. 5. Education Education of women on how to use the ICTs is of major concern and repetitively mentioned in the interviews and reports. Illiteracy and disabilities constitute major impediments to the use of ICTs by women.
  • Millennia 2015 Women and eHealth (WeHealth) 9. Telemedicine Telemedicine remains a “male” sector at all levels: medical, technical, engineering. Women are beneficiaries as patients where such services are made available. Very few are doctors, nurses or midwifes active in Telemedicine services.
  • Millennia 2015 Women and eHealth (WeHealth) 8. Mobiles and voice messaging mHealth or mobile health shows interesting results but remain limited to pilot projects that hardly expand at national levels. Women having the experience of receiving Health related SMSs on their mobile appreciate the service when messages are delivered by voice.
  • Millennia 2015 Women and eHealth (WeHealth) 7. Radios and TVs Radios and TV continue to play a major role in the dissemination of health information and should interact more with mobile phones and internet services to reach more women.
  • Millennia 2015 Women and eHealth (WeHealth) 10. Free call lines Free call lines dedicated to women to reach health centers and health workers is an option proposed by many WeHealth members, in particular to support women living in difficult situations such as violence, natural disasters, wars/conflicts, refugees.
  • Millennia 2011 Women and eHealth (WeHealth) • Report http://www.millennia2015.org/page.asp?id=1233&la ngue=EN • Articles A series of published articles and reports are selected based on their content in liaison with women, health and ICTs.
  • Please sign our petition: www.stp-apa.net/ "It would be strange, and embarrassing, if clinical psychologists, supposedly sophisticated methodologically and quantitatively trained, were to lag behind internal medicine, investment analysis, and factory operations control in accepting the computer revolution." - Paul Meehl, 1987
  • Questions? Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D. TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. Phone: 619-255-2788 Email: mmaheu@telehealth.ORG