Using digital technology to promote recovery from psychosis

Date & time

4–5pm 30 June 2015

Location

PSYC G8

Speakers

Dr Neil Thomas, Director of the eTherapy Research Unit, Swinburne University

Dr Neil Thomas is a researcher and clinical psychologist with extensive experience of working with specialist mental health services and expertise in psychological models and interventions for psychotic disorders.  He is Director of the eTherapy Research Unit at Swinburne University which researches digital health interventions, including online health self-managment courses, telehealth, mobile applications and the use of tablet computers in healthcare. 

He will be talking about the Self-Management and Recovery Technology (SMART) research program, an initiative funded by the Victorian Department of Health Mental Illness Research Fund to develop and trialing a online interventions for use across mental health services for serious mental illness.  Neil will discuss initial results and the broader potential for digital technology in intervention delivery to empower clients to self-manage health problems, and learn from and connect with peers with shared experiences.

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