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dc.contributor.authorClough, Bonnie A
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Leanne M
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-23T03:43:39Z
dc.date.available2018-10-23T03:43:39Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0735-7028
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/pro0000011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141123
dc.description.abstractmHealth refers to the use of mobile technologies in the provision of health care and is an expanding field within psychotherapy research. Mobile technologies have the capacity to greatly enhance patient access, uptake, and engagement in psychological treatment. The purpose of the present article is to define mHealth within clinical psychology, provide a review and discussion of the functionality of mHealth devices, current trends within the field of psychological mHealth, the challenges faced by researchers and clinicians in this field, and examine directions for future research. The main areas of research identified included the use of SMS technologies, ecological momentary assessment, online and software application-based interventions and the recent integration of sensor and data mining technologies. Much of the research to date is lacking in methodological rigor, and reliance on standard research designs often used in other areas of psychological research may constrain development of interventions. Research indicates that consumers want to engage in mHealth interventions, although only a limited number of empirically supported options currently exist. Future research incorporating innovative trial designs is required to meet consumer demand and provide users with evidence-based treatment options.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom147
dc.relation.ispartofpageto153
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode179999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1799
dc.titleThe smart therapist: A look to the future of smartphones and mHealth technologies in psychotherapy
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 American Psycological Association. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. Reproduced here in accordance with publisher policy. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorCasey, Leanne M.
gro.griffith.authorClough, Bonnie A.


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