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e-Health Interventions in Mental Health Care

Course 2015-2016

Entry requirements

Open to Master students (CP, HP, CAP, CNP), who passed one of the following courses:

  • Clinical Psychology: Basic Therapeutic Skills (or following at the same time [block 3])
  • Health Psychology: Basic Therapeutic Skills (or following at the same time [block 3])
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology: Behaviour Training with Children
  • Clinical Neuropsychology: Intervention Strategies in Clinical Neuropsychology: Practical training

Description

The course introduces Master students to E-health interventions in mental health care. The course provides a broad overview on E-health in different clinical settings and addresses current applications, scientific evidence, and new developments. Students are introduced to the widely used E-Health Store (E-Health Warenhuis), through which online care is provided. Various treatment modules of the E-Health Store are used by well-known treatment centers like Parnassia, PsyQ, and Brijder.
Students first get practical information about the use of online therapeutic techniques. Subsequently, students get online access to a selection of E-health modules offered by the E-Health Store (e.g. excessive worrying). Students will practice with these E-Health modules both as a therapist and as a client, during the course. While working with these modules, students participate in online workgroups. Supervision will be provided online by the coordinators.
In the lectures, guest speakers from various, specific mental health care settings will address their E-health practices, like eating disorders, addiction, and anxiety disorders. In addition, a broad range of applications and related topics will be addressed, such as virtual reality, smartphone applications, persuasive gaming, blended forms of E-health, motivation, legal and ethical aspects of E-health, limitations, and future developments.

Course objectives

  • Students have knowledge about the current state of the art and scientific evidence of E-health interventions and applications in various Mental health care settings
  • Students have knowledge about the basic principles of providing E-health interventions in mental health care settings.
  • Students have practical experience in applying one or more E-health modules in the E-Health Store, both as therapist and client.

Timetable

For the timetables of your lectures, work groups and exams, please select your study programme in:
Psychology timetables

Registration

Course

Students need to enroll for lectures and work group sessions.
Master’s course registration

Examination

Students are not automatically enrolled for an examination. They can register via uSis from 100 to 10 calendar days before the date. Students who are not registered will not be permitted to take the examination.
Registering for exams

Mode of instruction

Lectures and online work group sessions (attendance of all meetings is obligatory):

  • 8 lectures: to cover the relevant literature, to provide knowledge about E-health interventions and applications in mental health practice. Presence is obligatory for all lectures.
  • Flexible weekly online work group sessions: intervision with fellow students and supervision from coordinators on E-health module work. Participation is obligatory in E-Health store and online work group sessions.

Assessment method

  1. Completing E-health module as a therapist


    1. Completing E-health module as a client
    2. Writing weekly group reflection reports on work with E-health modules (pass/fail)
    3. Writing an individual reflection report on work with E-health modules (Grade; 50% of the final grade)
    4. Exam on book (see below), articles and lecture slides (Grade; 50% of the final grade)
      Students have to pass both the reflection report and the exam.

The Faculty of Social and Behvaioural Sciences has instituted that instructors use a software programme for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. In case of fraud disciplinary actions will be taken. Please see the information concerning fraud.

Reading list

  • Anthony, K., & Nagel, DM. (2010). Therapy online: A practical guide. London: Sage.
  • The lecture slides posted on Blackboard.
  • Additional literature posted on Blackboard.

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