ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Could social networking prevent suicide in teenagers? Study finds most young people would turn to technology to ask for help | Mail Online

Helen Collis, Mail Online, recently shared a post discussing the question if social networking could provent teenage suicide. She refers to a study by Scottye Cash, College of Social Work … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

SPARX – The Video Game For Depression – Is On The Way [VIDEO]

Last year we had a look at SPARX, a video game designed to help treat depression and anxiety in teenage kids, that was proven in a clinical trial by researchers … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cognitive Behavior Therapy App – MoodKit [VIDEO] [INFOGRAPHIC]

MoodKit is an iPhone app that helps people to cope with depression or anxiety. It is developed by Thriveport which main team includes clinical psychologists Dr. Edrick Dorian and Dr. Drew … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Can a software system help those with social anxiety [VIDEO]

MIT is currently working on software systems that can be used to help people practice their interpersonal skills so that they feel more comfortable with social situations. This can be … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Behavioral Bias Modification Apps For Healthy Food, Anxiety & Smoking – Mental Mint

Diet Mint for iOS (iTunes) is an app that helps you to develop craving for healthy food. It combines Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

DBT Self-help – An App To Support Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy that was originally developed by Marsha M. Linehan, a psychology researcher at the University of Washington, to treat people with borderline … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Feelings in a Flash – An Android App For Kids To Track And Share Their Moods

Feeling in a Flash is an Android app by teens and for teens that enables children to track and share their feelings with friends on Facebook. The free app helps … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Online Tools for Psychotherapy with Young People

Here is a list of online tools that psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg uses in the work work with young people. This list of online tools is taken from an interview … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Mental Health Apps | World of Psychology

by SANDRA KIUME, With so many apps on the market, it’s hard to know which are useful. Many are designed by software developers instead of psychologists, without scientific testing. They … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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