Title Using Technology in Mental Health Practice
Author Jeffrey J. Magnavita
ISBN 9781433829062
List price USD 74.95
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 320
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher American Psychological Association (Eurospan Group)
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Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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“Technological change continues at a breathtaking pace. Evolving technology offers new and fascinating possibilities for improving every aspect of psychological practice from assessment through treatment to the organization of clinical practice. Magnavita has gathered some of the preeminent innovators in the field, and the resultant text is a marvel in its quality and breadth.“

—Steven D. Hollon, PhD, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


“In this innovative book, Magnavita presents an authoritative compilation of astounding developments in the use of technology in mental health treatment. The coverage is comprehensive and wide ranging, addressing topics such as risk management, telehealth, virtual reality, biofeedback, measures of treatment progress, and the use of apps. This is sure to become an essential resource for every clinician’s library as well as in graduate courses across the mental health disciplines.”

—Jay Lebow, PhD, ABPP, Senior Scholar and Clinical Professor, The Family Institute at Northwestern and Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


This comprehensive guide describes evolving technologies in the field of mental and behavioral health. Contributors to this book demonstrate how technology fosters better access to care, through video teleconferencing systems, mental health-related apps, and other tools. Technological advances can also lead to improved treatments, through virtual reality, neurofeedback, and other device-based protocols that complement pharmacological treatments and psychotherapy. Authors also illustrate the many ways technology can be used to further professional development, whether by improving the quality of one’s work, or transforming research and clinical insights into innovative business practices.

There are many ways to provide technology-based or technology-assisted mental health services. This book helps clinical and counseling professionals determine which technological advances best align with their goals, and strategically consider how they will purchase new tools and train users, while ensuring clients’ personal health information is protected.



Thomas L. Sexton


Introduction: How Can Technology Advance Mental Health Treatment? 
Jeffrey J. Magnavita

Part I. Expanding Access to Care

Chapter 1: Managing Risk: Aligning Technology Use With the Law, Ethics Codes, and Practice Standards 
Steven A. Sobelman and John M. Santopietro

Chapter 2: Telemental Health Care Delivery: Evidence Base and Practical Considerations 
Carolyn L. Turvey

Chapter 3: Behavioral and Mental Health Apps 
David D. Luxton

Part II. Technology-Based Treatments

Chapter 4: Virtual Reality Psychotherapy 
Liza C. Zwiebach, Laura Loucks, Devika Fiorillo, and Marat V. Zanov

Chapter 5: Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation 
Jeffrey A. Marksberry and Daniel L. Kirsch

Chapter 6: Growing the Evidence Base for Neurofeedback in Clinical Practice 
Ed Hamlin

Chapter 7: Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: Current and Potential Applications 
Paul M. Lehrer and Richard Gevirtz

Part III. Professional Development

Chapter 8: Clinical Measurement and Patient Feedback Systems 
Michael J. Lambert

Chapter 9: Technology-Assisted Deliberate Practice for Improving Psychotherapy Effectiveness 
Jasen Elliott, Allan Abbass, and Tony Rousmaniere

Chapter 10: Using Technology for Therapist Self-Development 
Jon Fredrickson and Tony Rousmaniere

Chapter 11: Extending Your Mental Health Practice as an Entrepreneur 
Steven A. Sobelman and Jeffrey J. Magnavita

Chapter 12: Adopting New Technology for Your Practice: How to Assess Fit and Risks 
Jeffrey Zimmerman and Jeffrey J. Magnavita

About the Editor

About the Editor:

Jeffrey J. Magnavita, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist who has been in full-time practice for more than 30 years. He is one of the leading figures in the Unified Psychotherapy Movement, he cofounded the Unified Psychotherapy Project, and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Science. He is a lecturer in psychiatry at Yale University and was an affiliate professor in clinical psychology at the University of Hartford. Dr. Magnavita has been recognized for his work by numerous awards, including APA’s Award for Distinguished Professional Contribution to Independent Practice in the Private Sector (2006), Distinguished Psychologist of the Year Award from the Community of Psychologists in Independent Practice (2010), and Distinguished Psychologist of the Year Award (2016) from the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.

Target Audience:

This is sure to become an essential resource for every clinician’s library as well as in graduate courses across the mental health disciplines.


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