by Deborah J. Jones, Margaret T. Anton
Series: Advances in Psychotherapy – Evidence-Based Practice - Volume 52
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How to use digital tools in children’s mental health care according to the latest evidence
Practitioners need to know the evidence behind using digital mental health approaches and tools, including telemental health visits. This accessible book provides that help, as the authors guide the reader through the rationale, options, and strategies for incorporating digital tools into children’s mental health care, drawing on their extensive knowledge of both current research and clinical practice. They outline the leading theoretical approaches that highlight mechanisms involved in digital tools increasing access to, engagement in, and outcomes of evidence-based mental health services for children and families. Through clinical vignettes and hands-on exercises included in this Advances in Psychotherapy series volume, mental health providers will gain insight into how to select a digital tool and identify its various uses. The reader is also given the opportunity to explore their own attitudes and comfort with incorporating digital tools into practice with their young clients and their families. Numerous downloadable handouts and forms for clinical use are provided in the appendix.
From the reviews
“This book is a valuable introduction and guide to the use of technology in mental health care with children. Many clinicians are already using technology in their sessions with mixed results – this book examines what works, offers practical tips, and will help them improve their practice.”
Ken Ruggiero, PhD, Professor and SmartState Chair, Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
“Calling all mental health clinicians, researchers, and educators! Prepare to be captivated by this remarkable and seminal book that delivers a wealth of research-based insights and practical guidance on the intersection of technology and children’s mental health care. Within its pages, you’ll discover invaluable information on integrating digital tools into services, with a keen focus on assessment and treatment indications. A must-read for anyone seeking to enhance their use of technology within practice.”
Jason Jent, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
“This book is an outstanding guide for therapists who are committed to providing children with the best mental health care possible. The authors provide a comprehensive review of digital tools, models that underlie their use, both assessment and treatment methods and issues, and excellent case vignettes to illustrate use of these tools. HIGHLY recommended for all clinicians!”
Rex Forehand, PhD, Ansbacher Professor of Psychology, University Distinguished Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
“This book is a go-to resource for those interested in researching and using digital tools for child and family mental health.”
Adela Timmons, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, TX
“In what may be considered a “Wild West” era for digital tools in children’s mental health, the authors provide clinicians with clear guidance derived from theory and empirical evidence for the selection and use of these tools. Highly recommended for practitioners and students alike!”
Robert J. McMahon, PhD, Professor and Director, Institute for the Reduction of Youth Violence, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada