Event: Misconceptions and Reconceptualisations in Digital Mental Health

Date: Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Time: 1630 - 1730

Location: Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, 16 De Crespigny Park, Camberwell, London, SE5 8AF

Professor David Mohr will give a special seminar on Misconceptions and Reconceptualisations in Digital Mental Health.  The field of digital mental health has generated an enormous amount of enthusiasm, with an increasingly large body of randomized controlled trials demonstrating the efficacy of behavioural intervention technologies.  However, while this evidence mounts, we are frequently performing similar trials repeatedly.  Furthermore, there is little evidence to date of successful and sustainable implementation in real-world settings. Professor Mohr will present research from the Northwestern University Center for Behavioural Intervention Technologies in depression and anxiety.  In this context the talk with highlight three widely held misconceptions that we believe are holding the field back, and propose reconceptualisations, which we argue will strengthen the path towards implementation and accelerate innovation. 

Professor Mohr is Director of the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies and Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, United States.  His work lies at the intersection of behavioural science, technology, and clinical intervention research. This research has focused on developing and evaluating eHealth and mHealth interventions aimed at treating and preventing depression, improving symptom management among patients with chronic illnesses, and increasing adherence to medications. He is particularly interested in understanding how people interact with behavioral intervention technologies, and how the design of the technologies can optimize behavior change and improve clinical outcomes. He is also interested in factors that promote adherence to these intervention technologies. 

The Seminar is open to all, and no advance registration is required.


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