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e-Health Interventions in Mental Health Care

Course
2018-2019

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 an E-health programme. During the course, students will practice with this programme both as a therapist and as a client. While working with the online programme, 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 an online E-health programme, 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)

  • 7 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 programme work. Participation is mandatory in the E-Health programme and online work group sessions.

The official language of the course in English.

Assessment method

  1. Completing E-health programme as a therapist
  2. Completing E-health programme as a client
  3. Writing weekly group reflection reports on work with the E-health programme (pass/fail)
  4. Writing an individual reflection report on work with the E-health programme (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. All reports have to be written in English.

Feedback on the assignments is available through Turnitin.

The Institute of Psychology follows the policy of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences to systematically check student papers for plagiarism with the help of software. Disciplinary measures will be taken when fraud is detected. Students are expected to be familiar with and understand the implications of this fraud policy.

Reading list

To be announced on BlackBoard.

Contact information