PowerPoint - The Universities at Shady Grove

There’s an App
for that!
Megan Marks, Ph.D.
Presented as part of Innovations 2.0
ACPA- Indianapolis, 2014
mHealth Research
• Mobilyze app for Depression
• Emotional awareness/CBT case studies
• DBT coach for Borderline Personality
Disorder & Substance Dependence
• Mood charting with adolescents
• iHeal app for substance user Bulimia
mHealth Research
• Research indicates that apps hold promise for delivering
psychotherapy in a non-stigmatizing fashion
• Benefits:
• Combat stigma of help seeking
• Promotes self-sufficiency, empowerment
• Increases access to care, reduces barriers
• Promotes treatment compliance
• Enhances interaction, engagement ,
• Meets students where they are
Clinical assessment
Symptom monitoring
Resource location
Tracking treatment progress
Skills training
• Depression/Mood/Suicide
• Substance use
• Diet/Nutrition/Weight loss
• Exercise
• Productivity/Cognitive
• Relationships
• Relaxation/Sleep/Meditation
Ther-APP-y In Session
• Relaxation & Bio feedback
• Breathe2Relax, BellyBio, GPS for the Soul, Mindshift
• Mood and Symptom Tracker
• T2 Mood Tracker, Optimism, Moody Me, eMoods bipolar
• Medication Compliance
• PillBox, RxmindMe
• Gratitude
• Gratitude Tree, Gratitude 365, Gratitude Journal
• CBT and ACT
• eCBT Calm, OCD, iPromptU
• ACT coach, ACT companion
• Trauma
• PE Coach, PTSD coach
T2 Mobile Apps
Outreach APP-lications
Apps on Center
• http://www.uky.edu/StudentAff
Social Media
“Mobile App Monday”
App quick guides
• Specific populations, &
Presenting problems
• Evaluation
• Evaluate me, Polleverywhere,
Outreach APP-lications:
Suicide Prevention
• General resources:
Life Armor (iOS, Android)
Hope Box (iOS, Android)
Positivity Jackpot (Android)
LifeBuoy (iOS)
• Veteran specific resources:
• Operation Reach out
• Guard your Buddy
• QPR:
• Suicide Crisis Support (Android)
• Suicide: The Forever Decision
• Local/State specific resources: • Psychological First Aid:
• ASK & Prevent Suicide, Texas
Campus Wide Apps
• Stressbusters
• Just in Case
• Lifeline response
• Boyer, E.W., Fletcher, R., Ray, R.J., Smelson, D., Ziedonis, D. & Picard, R.W. (2012).
Preliminary efforts directed toward the detection of craving illicit substances: The
iHeal project. Journal of Medical Toxicology, 8 (1), 5-9.
• Burns, M.N. et al., (2011). Harnessing context sensing to develop a mobile
intervention for depression. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13 (3), e55.
• Dennison, L.D., Morrison, L., Conway, G., & Yardley, L. (2013). Opportunities and
challenges for smartphone applications in supporting health behavior change:
Qualitative study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15 (4), e86.
• Donker, T. et al., (2013). Smartphone for smarter delivery of mental health
programs: A Systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15 (11), e247.
• Gowen, L.K. (2013). Online mental health information seeking in young adults with
mental health challenges. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 31, 97-111.
• Kazdin, A.E. and Blasé, S.L. (2011). Rebooting psychotherapy research and practice
to reduce the burden of mental illness. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6, 2137.
Megan Marks, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: meganmmarks
• Kraetz, C. & Cox, C. (2012). Smartphone technology and apps: Rapidly changing
health promotion. International Electric Journal of Health Education, 15, 72-82.
• Kuhn, E. et al. (2014). Clinician perceptions of using a smartphone app with
prolonged exposure therapy. Administration Policy Mental Health, online
• Luxton, D.D., McCann, R.A., Bush, N.E., Mishkind, M.C., and Reger, G.M (2011).
mHealth for Mental Health: Integrating smartphone technology in Behavioral
Healthcare. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice , 42, 6, 505-512.
• Matthews,M., Doherty, G., Sharry, J., and Fitzpatrick, C. (2008). Mobile phone
mood charting for adolescents. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 36 (2),
• Morris, M.E., Kathawala, Q., Leen, T.K., Gorenstein, E.E., Guilak, F., Labhard, M.,
Deleeuw (2010). Mobile therapy: Case study evaluations of a cell phone application
for emotional self-awareness. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 12.
• Rizvi, S., Dimeff, L.A., Skutch, J., Carroll, D., Linehand, M.M. (2011). A pilot study of
the DBT: An interactive mobile ohone application for individuals with borderline
personality disorder and substance use disorder. Behavior Therapy, 42, 589-600.
• http://t2health.org/programs-telehealth.html
• http://mobithinking.com/mobile-marketing-tools/latest-mobilestats/e
• http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheets/mobile-technology-factsheet
• http://telehealth.org
• http://www.telementalhealthcomparisons.com/apps/therapyself-help-apps
• Journals
• Journal of Technology in Human Services
• Journal of Medical Internet Research
• Psychological Services
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