It is perhaps impractical to address the global demand for treatment via in-person care models alone (Torous et al., 2021). There is therefore increasing interest in digital mental health technologies (e.g. smartphone apps, virtual reality, social media and chatbots) to extend mental health support (Torous et al., 2021). Benefits are numerous and include ease of access, reach, increased cost efficiency, and potential to reduce stigma. However, the digital divide should not be overlooked, nor should the prospect that such interventions may be more appealing to certain demographics (e.g. young people), which should be considered in their design and development.
This symposium of two 1.5hr sessions is designed to bring together researchers, scientists, and industry experts in the field of digital healthcare to cover the applications of technology to the field of mental health. Presentations will cover a wide range of topics within this area, including the use of technologies to enhance and expand the delivery of psychological treatments, novel interventions for psychoeducation and training of mental health professionals. The session will also include discussion of the wider implications and ethical considerations associated with technological advances in mental healthcare.
Topics to be discussed in this special session include (but are not limited to) the following:
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme session on Applications of Technology for Mental Health on or before 31st December 2022.
All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication.
All papers should be submitted via Easychair on the following link: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=atmh23
INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE CONFERENCE’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at https://icactce-conf.com/icactce23/call-for-papers-2/.
All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis.
All the accepted papers (after double blinded peer review) will be published within the ICACTCE’23 Proceedings (SCOPUS Indexed).
Further extended accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the Mental Health and Social Inclusion Journal (SCI/SCOPUS/WoS/DBLP/ACM/EI indexed).
NOTE: While submitting paper in this special session, please specify Applications of Technology for Mental Health at the top (above paper title) of the first page of your paper.