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Blackmore and Professor
Last updated: August 2017
This module, the first in a
two-part series, 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.
It looks at some of the
benefits of social media and reviews the vast amount of
information online and the implications of this for mental health
and for professionals in the field.
also 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
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social media and mental health: Part 2 – mental health
hazards by Chris Blackmore and Professor Digby Tantam
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
SCPPE (Professional Practice and Ethics)
Statement on Monitoring Patients' Online World
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