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Integrating Mobile Technology into Clinical Practice
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When: Friday, October 13, 2017
8:30 AM - 4 PM
Where: Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Place
Columbus, Ohio  43240
United States
Contact: Carolyn Green

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6 CE for psychologists

6 CE for social workers, counselors and marriage & family therapists

Doors opens at 8 a.m... Workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration Information:

Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are included.

Registration deadline is October 6, 2017.

Cost: $150 OPA Members; $180 Non-OPA Members; $100 Students (No CE)


Program Description:

This workshop will present need-to-know information that is required for the successful integration of mobile device applications (apps) into clinical practice. A diverse survey of available apps is provided, along with review of the available evidence of their safety and effectiveness. Detailed examples of several widely used behavioral health apps and their key features are provided. How to appropriately select apps for use in direct clinical care and for client self-care is covered. Data security requirements and ethical considerations are also addressed in detail. The exciting future of mobile health technology is also presented.

Learning Objectives – Attendees will:

  • Explore and discuss current behavioral health apps that are available for integration into their services.
  • Discuss and be able to list the best practices for selecting behavioral health apps for use in practice.
  • Discuss and be able to list the best practices for integrating apps into their services.
  • Review data security, legal, and ethical requirements regarding mobile apps and be able to identify risks. 

About the Speaker:
David D. Luxton, PhD 
is a nationally recognized expert and trainer in technology-based behavioral health, telemental health, and suicide prevention. He has helped to develop national guidelines for telemental health and clinical best practices in the use of technology in behavioral health care. He is also the author/editor of two books: Artificial Intelligence in Behavioral and Mental Health Care (2015) and A Practitioner’s Guide to Telemental Health (2016). He is founder and CEO of Luxton Labs LLC and is Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

About the Panelists:
Emily Verba Fischer is a designer, educator, and researcher. She has been a faculty member in the School of Design at the University of Cincinnati since 2011, where she primarily teaches information design, typography, motion design, and design methodology. An Ohio native, Emily returned to the Midwest after receiving an MFA in Graphic Design and MA in Visual Communication and Iconic Research from the Basel School of Design in Switzerland. Prior to her studies in Switzerland, she lived and practiced design in New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and France. Emily’s academic research concerns information visualization — the creation and study of visual data for ease of understanding by the masses. In our age of information overload, she is interested in information design’s potential to marry ultra clear communication with aesthetic sophistication. Emily frequently travels abroad to present her research and pedagogy surrounding information visualization and the moving image. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and publications nationally and internationally.

John Hebbeler is a musician exploring areas of digital media; fusing elements of sound, video and web production with computer technology. As an Assistant Professor within the Electronic Media Department at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, he teaches a range of courses that include studio production, digital audio production, advanced studio prodution, integrated media production and special topics and honors courses. Hebbeler’s graduate work included the creation of interactive trans-media compositions that integrated iPhone and Wii remote technology into live audio and visual performances.  His work includes the development of computer-based applications for iPhone, iPod, and iPad mobile media devices that use Open Sound Control programming and accelerometer technology to fuse aspects of composition, production, and performance. His original compositions have been distributed by Spotify, iTunes (US, Japan), Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic, Zune, Tradebit and Last.fm.

Dr. Ryan Hansen is a clinician at OSU's Counseling and Consultation Service, and specializes in developing digital interventions and incorporating technology into the center.  In addition to developing apps for CCS and OSU's suicide prevention program, he has also presented at three half-day workshops at the annual conventions of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies.  He recently presented a catalogue of useful apps to incorporate into practice with college students at the Big 10 Counseling Center Conference. 

Key Literary References:

  • Luxton, D. D., June, J. D., & Chalker, S. (2015). Mobile health technologies for suicide prevention: feature review and recommendations for use in clinical care. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry. 2(4), 349-362. doi: 10.1007/s40501-015-0057-2
  • 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 & Practice, 42, 505-512.
  • Luxton, D. D., Kayl, R. A., Mishkind, M. C. (2012). mHealth Data Security: The Need for HIPAA-Compliant Standardization. Telemedicine and e-Health, 18, 284-288. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2011.0180. 

Questions? Contact OPA at 614.224.0034

The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists: OPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
Disclaimers/Cancellation and Refund Policy: Attendees needing to cancel must do so in writing before 7 business days prior to the event and will be subject to a $30 service charge. ALL CANCELLATIONS WILL BE SUBJECTED TO THIS SERVICE CHARGE. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 8 days prior to the event. The planners and sponsors of this event are committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information. However, they are not responsible for changes, additions or deletions to the services, but will work toward accommodating the needs of the attendees.

Conflict of Interest Statement: As an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education, the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA) is committed to the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest in the planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education as is consistent with concepts outlined in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Information regarding financial support, in-kind support or possible conflicts of interest will be included in promotional materials and can be accessed by contacting the Ohio Psychological Association Central Office. 
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Continuing Education Credit Policies: Those individuals wanting CE credits must sign and complete the Workshop Evaluation Form and return the form to OPA at the end of each workshop as instructed. OPA guidelines state that a participant may arrive no more than 10 minutes late or leave more than 10 minutes early to receive credit for a program. No partial credit will be given. The workshop planners will make every effort to ensure that each workshop begins and ends promptly at its designated time.
Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers and Counselors:  The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board to offer continuing education to counselors and social workers. The approval number is RCS070608 and RTX071703.
Certificates of Attendance will be distributed at the end of the workshop to all pre-registered participants who meet the criteria specified above.