Posted 18 December 2017; closes 30 April 2018
There is a need not only for greater access to treatments for mental illness, but also for improved efficacy in those currently being delivered. For these reasons, the use of technologically based and adjunctive approaches to treatment of mental illnesses has been argued to be of particular importance. Given the Australian governments' endorsement of 'e-Mental Health' or 'digital interventions', the current research project seeks to gain an understanding of mental health professionals' perceptions towards technology use in therapy. Digital interventions are defined as any program that provides information and support (emotional, decisional and/or behavioural), for mental health problems via digital platforms such as computer programs, apps, email, websites etc.
This research aims to develop and investigate a tool that measures mental health professionals' attitudes, behaviours towards and intentions to use, digital interventions within their practice. Using the data collected, we hope to inform and better explain the use of digital interventions in the treatment of mental illness.
Who can participate? Psychologists, Mental health Nurses, Psychiatrists, Counsellors, General Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Music Therapists, Social Workers or related mental health professionals. To participate, mental health professionals' must be currently practicing within their respective profession however, they do not need to be using digital intervention, within their current practice.
You will be asked to respond to a set of questions pertaining to your qualifications, work, in addition to questions specific to digital interventions. Other surveys have been included in this survey that relate to constructs relevant to the development of the tool.
For more information about the study, please click the ‘Start the Survey’ button.
The survey takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete and can be accessed through the ‘Start the Survey’ button.
For any enquiries, please contact, Mr Dale Rowland, (07) 567 80832 firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor: Dr Bonnie Clough