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Message ID: 8470
Date: 2010-02-18

Author:Dick Schoech

Subject:Re: Screening MH issues

Some software options may exist at http://wweb.uta.edu/faculty/schoech/cussn/diskcopy/diskcopy.htm#clinical You might check sites in the UK or Australian sites as assessment software in the US is often hampered by liability issues. A good article to read is from the J of Technology in Human Services, Vol 26 (2-4) Special triple issue on Internet delivered therapeutic interventions in human services A Comprehensive Review and a Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Internet-Based Psychotherapeutic Interventions by Azy Barak, Liat Hen, Meyran Boniel-Nissim, & Na'ama Shapira KEYWORDS: Psychotherapy, Internet, online therapy, Internet Intervention, Meta Analysis ABSTRACT: Internet-based psychotherapeutic interventions have been used for over a decade, but no comprehensive review and no extensive meta-analysis of their effectiveness have been conducted. We have collected all the empirical articles published up to March 2006 (n=64) that examine the effectiveness of online therapy of different forms and performed a meta-analysis of all the studies reported in them (n=92). These studies involved a total of 9,764 clients who were treated through various Internet-based psychological interventions for a variety of problems, whose effectiveness assessed by different types of measures. The overall mean weighted effect size was found to be 0.53 (medium effect), which is quite similar to the average effect size of traditional, face-to-face therapy. Next, we examined interacting effects of various possible relevant moderators of the effects of online therapy, including type of therapy (self-help Web-based therapy vs. online communication-based etherapy), type of outcome measure, time of measurement of outcome (post-therapy or follow-up), type of problem treated, therapeutic approach, and communication modality, among others. A comparison between face-to-face and Internet intervention as reported on in 14 of the studies revealed no differences in effectiveness. The findings of this meta-analysis, and review of additional Internet therapy studies not included in the meta-analysis, provide strong support for the adoption of online psychological interventions as a legitimate therapeutic activity and suggest several insights in regard to its application. Limitations of the findings and recommendations concerning Internet-based therapy and future research are discussed. This article also appears in Finn, J. & Schoech, D. (Eds.). (2009). Internet-delivered therapeutic interventions in human services: Methods, interventions, and evaluation. NY: Routledge. Finally, you might want to post your request to the HUSITA (HUman Services Information Technology Applications) listserv, see www.husita.org Dick Schoech, UT Arlington School of Social Work Attend HUSITA9, Hong Kong, June 10-14, 2010 On 2/17/2010 1:10 PM, Toni Cavanagh Johnson wrote: What a great question. I will follow the answers to the list serv. If yu get some backchannel, please forward. Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D. 1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101 South Pasadena, California 91030 USA Tel: 626-799-4522 FAX: 818-790-0139 toni@tcavjohn.com www.tcavjohn.com New Game Space Invaders - A Game About Boundaries On Feb 17, 2010, at 8:14 AM, Friend, Colleen wrote: Does anyone have suggestions for a MH screening tool for children 0-12 with established reliability and validity that is: brief, usable by undergraduate research assistants? We are designing an alternative response experiment for CPS and want to make sure we can ID the children who need a longer MH eval. Once we do that, we will move into adolescents, and will look for a similar instrument for them as well. Any suggestions for that? Thanks, CF Colleen Friend, Ph.D., LCSW Director, Child Abuse and Family Violence Inst. CSULA Department of Communication Disorders Office (323) 343-4696 www.calstatela.edu/academic/hhs/cafvi Visit the California Social Work Hall of Distinction to find out about our 10/09/2010 event http://www.socialworkhallofdistinction.org/ ________________________________

Some software options may exist at http://wweb.uta.edu/faculty/schoech/cussn/diskcopy/diskcopy.htm#clinical You might check sites in the UK or Australian sites as assessment software in the US is often hampered by liability issues. A good article to read is from the J of Technology in Human Services, Vol 26 (2-4) Special triple issue on Internet delivered therapeutic interventions in human services A Comprehensive Review and a Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Internet-Based Psychotherapeutic Interventions by Azy Barak, Liat Hen, Meyran Boniel-Nissim, & Na'ama Shapira KEYWORDS: Psychotherapy, Internet, online therapy, Internet Intervention, Meta Analysis ABSTRACT: Internet-based psychotherapeutic interventions have been used for over a decade, but no comprehensive review and no extensive meta-analysis of their effectiveness have been conducted. We have collected all the empirical articles published up to March 2006 (n=64) that examine the effectiveness of online therapy of different forms and performed a meta-analysis of all the studies reported in them (n=92). These studies involved a total of 9,764 clients who were treated through various Internet-based psychological interventions for a variety of problems, whose effectiveness assessed by different types of measures. The overall mean weighted effect size was found to be 0.53 (medium effect), which is quite similar to the average effect size of traditional, face-to-face therapy. Next, we examined interacting effects of various possible relevant moderators of the effects of online therapy, including type of therapy (self-help Web-based therapy vs. online communication-based etherapy), type of outcome measure, time of measurement of outcome (post-therapy or follow-up), type of problem treated, therapeutic approach, and communication modality, among others. A comparison between face-to-face and Internet intervention as reported on in 14 of the studies revealed no differences in effectiveness. The findings of this meta-analysis, and review of additional Internet therapy studies not included in the meta-analysis, provide strong support for the adoption of online psychological interventions as a legitimate therapeutic activity and suggest several insights in regard to its application. Limitations of the findings and recommendations concerning Internet-based therapy and future research are discussed. This article also appears in Finn, J. & Schoech, D. (Eds.). (2009). Internet-delivered therapeutic interventions in human services: Methods, interventions, and evaluation. NY: Routledge. Finally, you might want to post your request to the HUSITA (HUman Services Information Technology Applications) listserv, see www.husita.org Dick Schoech, UT Arlington School of Social Work Attend HUSITA9, Hong Kong, June 10-14, 2010 On 2/17/2010 1:10 PM, Toni Cavanagh Johnson wrote: What a great question. I will follow the answers to the list serv. If yu get some backchannel, please forward. Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D. 1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101 South Pasadena, California 91030 USA Tel: 626-799-4522 FAX: 818-790-0139 tonitcavjohn.com www.tcavjohn.com New Game Space Invaders - A Game About Boundaries On Feb 17, 2010, at 8:14 AM, Friend, Colleen wrote: Does anyone have suggestions for a MH screening tool for children 0-12 with established reliability and validity that is: brief, usable by undergraduate research assistants? We are designing an alternative response experiment for CPS and want to make sure we can ID the children who need a longer MH eval. Once we do that, we will move into adolescents, and will look for a similar instrument for them as well. Any suggestions for that? Thanks, CF Colleen Friend, Ph.D., LCSW Director, Child Abuse and Family Violence Inst. CSULA Department of Communication Disorders Office (323) 343-4696 www.calstatela.edu/academic/hhs/cafvi Visit the California Social Work Hall of Distinction to find out about our 10/09/2010 event http://www.socialworkhallofdistinction.org/ ________________________________