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e-Health Interventions in Mental Health Care

Course 2017-2018

Entry requirements

Only open to Master students (with a specialisation in Clinical Psychology, Health and Medical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology, or Clinical Neuropsychology).

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 a treatment platform for e-mental healthcare. Students first get practical information about the use of online therapeutic techniques. Subsequently, students get online access to a selection of E-health modules. 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, in specific disorders such as eating disorders, addiction and anxiety disorders, and for various age groups, such as children, adolescents and adults. In addition, a broad range of applications and related topics will be addressed, such as virtual reality, smartphone applications, 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, both as therapist and client.

Timetable

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

Lectures

Registration

Course

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

Mode of instruction

  • Lectures and online work group sessions (attendance of all meetings is mandatory)
  • 8 2-hour 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 mandatory in E-Health modules and online work group sessions.

Assessment method

  1. Completing E-health module as a therapist
  2. Completing E-health module as a client
  3. Writing weekly group reflection reports on work with E-health modules (pass/fail)
  4. Writing an individual reflection report on work with E-health modules (Grade; 50% of the final grade)
  5. Writing an individual scientific review paper on a E-health topic of interest (Grade; 50% of the final grade)

Students have to pass both the reflection report and the scientific review paper.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural 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

To be announced on BlackBoard.

Contact information