Using Mental Health Apps to Increase Access to Mental Health Services: Practical Considerations


Dr. Stephen Schueller



Presenter:  Dr. Stephen Schueller





A multitude of mental health apps exist with various features and capabilities (Lagan et al., 2021). However, despite the proliferation of mental health apps few providers are using these tools in their clinical practice (Schueller, Washburn, & Price, 2016). This webinar will discuss various competencies related to the use of mental health apps in clinical practice (Schueller, Armstrong, Neary, & Ciulla, 2022) focusing on aspects such as credibility, user experience, and data security and privacy (Neary & Schueller, 2018; O’Loughlin, Neary, Adkins, & Schueller, 2019). This webinar will incorporate best practices in the use of these tools (Schueller et al., 2022) and emphasize some of the challenges providers might face when incorporating these tools into their practice.



Learning Objectives: Intermediate Audience


  1. Identify evaluation criteria related to the adoption of mental health apps
  2. List different ways in which apps can be integrated into clinical workflows
  3. Identify common barriers and facilitators to uptake of mental health apps
  4. Explain factors to assess when considering the adoption of mental health apps
  5. Identify common features present in mental health apps



CE Credits Available: 1.0

The Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 does not have commercial support for the content of this webinar including endorsement of products, conflict of interest including but not limited to research grants, royalties for books or training, commercial support from companies or pharmaceutical sponsorship.


Dr. Schueller serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Headspace Health. He has received consulting payments from Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and K Health (Trusst). He currently receives funding from One Mind, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Cancer Institute, Pivotal Ventures, the California Mental Health Service Authority, and California’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.


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