The impact of digital technology on psychological treatments and their dissemination

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Fairburn, CG ; Patel, V (2018)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Behaviour Research and Therapy, volume 88, pages 19-25 (issn: 0005-7967, eissn: 1873-622X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2016.08.012, pmc: PMC5214969
  • Subject: Clinical Psychology | Digital health | Dissemination | Blended treatment | Experimental and Cognitive Psychology | Psychological treatment | Training | Article | Internet | Digital technology | Psychiatry and Mental health

The psychological treatment of mental health problems is beginning to undergo a sea-change driven by the widespread availability of digital technology. In this paper we provide an overview of the developments to date and those in the pipeline. We describe the various uses of digital interventions and consider their likely impact on clinical practice, clinical services and the global dissemination of psychological treatments. We note the importance of online clinics, blended treatment, digital assessment and digital training.
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