Technology, social media and mental health

by Chris Blackmore and Professor Digby Tantam


Published: November 2014


This module examines the role of social media in mental health, including an overview of the development of the computer to the small, powerful, hand-held multi-functional devices that are now ubiquitous.


The module examines the implications of social media for clinicians as well as for patients, and considers how clinical practice and teaching are being affected by new modes of communication and connection.


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In the spirit of the topic of this module please feel free to tweet about it offering any relevant feedback or discussion points. Please use the following: #SocialmediaCPDOmodule


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Computers, the internet and the World Wide Web: an introduction for the e-therapist by Chris Blackmore and Professor Digby Tantam


Computer-aided cognitive behaviour therapy by Dr Lina Gega and Professor Isaac Marks


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