Beyond Reimagination: Improving your client outcomes by understanding what big tech is doing right (and wrong) with mental health apps

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Katie Vernoy, MS, LMFT and Curt Widhalm, MA, MS, LMFT |Beyond Reimagination: Improving your client outcomes by understanding what big tech is doing right (and wrong) with mental health apps (1 CE hour)

The changing field of psychotherapy has impacts on improving client accessibility, while bringing with it legal and ethical hurdles. Claims of the effectiveness of asynchronous and app-based therapy don’t necessarily match with public opinion from clients. This workshop explores the types of clients that are best benefiting from app-based approaches, what is working effectively for them, and how therapists who have been providing traditional psychotherapy can add opportunities to greater enhance client growth while following legal and ethical guidelines.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify three characteristics of clients that are seeking out and benefiting from app-based therapy
  2. Describe three laws that impact brick and mortar psychotherapists when adding these steps to practice
  3. Compare and contrast the long-term effects of app-based therapy with traditional outpatient and telehealth psychotherapy.

Our Presenters

Curt Widhalm, LMFT

Curt Widhalm is in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is the cofounder of the Therapy Reimagined conference, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University and CSUN, a former Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, former CFO of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a loving husband and father. He is 1/2 great person, 1/2 provocateur, and 1/2 geek, in that order. He dabbles in the dark art of making “dad jokes” and usually has a half-empty cup of coffee somewhere nearby. Learn more at: http://www.curtwidhalm.com

Katie Vernoy, LMFT

Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant supporting leaders, visionaries, executives, and helping professionals to create sustainable careers. Katie, with Curt, has developed workshops and a conference, Therapy Reimagined, to support therapists navigating through the modern challenges of this profession. Katie is also a former President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her spare time, Katie is secretly siphoning off Curt’s youthful energy, so that she can take over the world. Learn more at: http://www.katievernoy.com

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CAMFT CEPA
Therapy Reimagined is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #132270). Therapy Reimagined maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Courses meet the qualifications for the listed hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. We are working on additional provider approvals, but solely are able to provide CAMFT CEs at this time. Please check with your licensing body to ensure that they will accept this as an equivalent