Connecting therapists to technology: Opening the blackbox of everyday life
Date & Time
Friday, November 5, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:05 PM
Inez Myin-Germeys

Psychiatric symptoms are natural experiences emerging in the realm of ordinary daily life, often in interaction with contextual factors. The study of these symptoms in the context of everyday life may thus be a powerful and necessary addition to more conventional clinical and research approaches. In my talk, I will demonstrate how the use of digital mobile technology  can help us in better understanding the problems as they occur in daily life as well as clarifying the related processes and patterns and I will discuss how capturing these daily life processes may be helpful in developing a more personalized mental health care. In addition, I will discuss the possibility of digital technology for blended care, where standard clinical therapeutic interventions can be extended outside the therapy room into the daily life of people.