Using Technology in Clinical Practice


Closed captioning is provided with this program.

This workshop is a collaboration with the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology, the APA Center for Learning and Career Development, and Palo Alto University.

Technology-enhanced tools can complement and enhance clinical practice, and are increasingly integrated into behavioral healthcare. This course provides important knowledge and skills to help clinicians navigate the opportunities, considerations, and challenges associated with the use of technology in their work. Participants will learn how psychologists can operate more effectively and ethically in a world of electronic media, access to online communication tools, and developing platform to complement their work.

The overarching goal of this webinar is to develop knowledge, skills, and professional and ethical attitudes for effectively using technology in assessment of clients as well as treatment delivery. Original webcast date: June 23, 2017.

Learning Objective 1
Comprehend the types of technology-based services that are applicable to use with clients.

Learning Objective 2
Identify a few technology-based resources that could augment their clinical practice.


C. Barr Taylor

Dr. Taylor is a Research Professor and Director of the Center for m²Health at Palo Alto University. Dr. Taylor is Professor of Psychiatry (Emeritus) at Stanford University, where he worked for over 35 years as a Researcher, Educator and Clinician. His work has focused on developing and evaluating cost-effective, often technology based approaches to prevention and treatment of mental health disorders and medical risk factors. Among other accomplishments, he has identified risk factors for eating disorders and developed online preventive interventions, and more recently he has developed and evaluated integrated, online programs to both prevent and treat eating and anxiety disorders. Dr. Taylor has had continuous funding from NIH and other granting agencies for nearly forty years. He was in charge of the quality assurance program for the VA’s training program to train clinicians in CBT, for depression and insomnia and ACT for depression. Through this work, he has helped train over 2000 clinicians. He is one of the chief scientific advisors for iCare, a large international collaboration based in Europe to evaluate online interventions for a number of problems and he also collaborates with many investigators in the U.S. and Internationally. He has published over 340 scientific articles and 11 professional books.

Josef I. Ruzek

Dr. Ruzek is the Director for Dissemination and Training at the National Center for PTSD, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, where he has worked as an educator and researcher for over 25 years. His expertise and interests focus on cognitive-behavioral treatments for PTSD, early intervention to prevent development of PTSD and post-trauma problems, the dissemination/implementation of best practices in PTSD assessment and treatment, online intervention and training, and the roles of smartphone mobile health technology in improving PTSD care. In recent years, Dr. Ruzek has been working to develop and evaluate technology interventions for prevention and treatment of PTSD, including, a Congressionally-mandated site for returning Veterans and their families, and PTSD Coach, an educational smartphone app that is designed to assist individuals with PTSD in managing their acute distress and has been downloaded over 220,000 times in 94 countries. Dr. Ruzek has academic appointments at both Stanford University and Palo Alto University and is a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and American Psychological Association.

Joseph Bankman

Dr. Bankman is a clinical psychologist as well as a lawyer. At Stanford University, he teaches courses on mental health law and current issues in tax practice. He is a leader in tax law, and has authored two widely used casebooks. Additionally, Dr. Bankman has written and spoken extensively on the use of technology for filing taxes. He also worked with the State of California to create ReadyReturn, a completed tax return prepared by the state that is available to low-income and middle-income taxpayers. Dr. Bankman is currently working on Stanford's Law School Wellness Project, a website dedicated to sharing ideas, teaching materials, articles, and announcements on the topic of mental health and wellness in law schools and practices.

Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit

Dr. Sadeh-Sharvit is a clinical psychologist with experience in the treatment and research of children, youth, adults, families, and groups. Her academic career has focused on developing and examining novel, cutting-edge treatments for underserved patient groups. She currently works as a Visiting Instructor at Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and as the Associate Director of Training at the m2Health Center at Palo Alto University. Dr. Sadeh-Sharvit's current clinical and research interests include mobile mental health and the use of technology to augment existing treatments, deliver guided self-help interventions (either as a stand-alone entity or enhanced with a mental health coach), and improve assessment and monitoring of patients. She serves as a clinical researcher in two large-scale randomized controlled trials that are funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and study innovative online and smartphone application programs for eating disorders. Dr. Sadeh-Sharvit trains and supervises graduate students and mental health providers who utilize technology to help their clients define their goals, identify barriers to change, learn new skills to manage symptoms, and proactively monitor their progress.

Continuing Education

2.0 CE
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Price: $55.00

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