In 2023 the Project Group eHealth will be organising a webinar series on the potential of technology for psychology. A first kick-off event will take place at Vilnius University during the European Semester of Psychology, which is currently being hosted by the Lithuanian Psychological Association. In this free hybrid event, which you can attend in person or via live stream, you will learn more about the potential of technology and how to practically implement this (already) in your daily practice.
Over the course of two hours, four speakers will be sharing their experiences and insights.
Teleconsultations in clinical psychology: A brief overview for an adequate practice
João Salgado - Portugal
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, only a small proportion of psychologists had experience in teleconsultations by videoconference or phone, and fewer had had training. After that crisis, the situation changed dramatically, but opportunities for training continue to be scarce and needed. Now, the focus should be on training psychologists in several dimensions, such as delivering adequate clinical and assessment services, following available guidelines, and paying particular attention to cybersecurity issues and ethical demands.
Internet-based interventions: current trends in research and practice
Jonas Eimontas - Lithuania
A growing body of evidence suggests that internet-based interventions can be effective for a variety of somatic and psychological problems. The research field on internet interventions has developed rapidly and the focus now is largely on improving the effects of various interventions based on cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy and others. At the same time efforts to implement internet-based interventions in health systems have had a varying success rate.
Introduction to Ecological Momentary Assessment in research & clinical practice
David Gosar - Slovenia
The advancement of mobile phone technology and wearable devices is ushering in a new era in psychological assessment and treatment. By harnessing the potential of technology to provide intensive longitudinal data on psychological processes, psychologists are now begging to unravel individual differences in intra-individual psychological dynamics. This has opened up new and interesting research questions on the daily dynamics of our human experience and may in the future enable us to provide just in time psychological treatment, by for example effectively predicting increased suicidal risk or an oncoming psychotic episode. This brave new world of e-psychology however requires sufficient methodological knowledge of the statistical methods involved, as well as an increased appreciation of the dynamics and time granularity of the psychological processes we are trying to understand. We hope to start our listeners on the path to obtaining that knowledge by providing some introductory information on the current state-of-the-art of using mobile phones for ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and by offering some examples of how EMA is beginning to be used in daily clinical practice.
Immersive technologies: first steps towards making use of virtual and augmented reality
Tom Van Daele – Belgium
This talk briefly introduces the most important and clinically relevant immersive technologies: virtual reality, 360° video and augmented reality. We explain what these different technologies entail and that even though people might think they are relatively new, some have been around for decades and/or already used in clinical practice. Next, key advantages and disadvantages that psychologists should be aware of when using immersive technologies in their clinical practice are discussed, followed by a number concrete applications that are already available to use in clinical practice.
- Date & time: 22/11/22 from 3pm – 5pm (local time, GMT+2)
- Venue: : Room 201, Universiteto 9, Vilnius University, Lithuania
- Registration: Registration is mandatory, before 18 November 2022. You can do so using the following link. If you follow via livestream, you will receive a Zoom invitation beforehand.