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

An App To Provide Information About Health Issues To Young People – Well Happy App [VIDEO]

Well Happy is a new app for iOS and Android aimed at people aged between 12 and 25 who are concerned about mental health, sexual health, and drugs, alcohol and … Continue reading

July 6, 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

Use Facebook To Prevent Obesity?

A new study by Boston Children’s Hospital researchers suggests that Facebook interests could help predict, track and map obesity. Here is the abstract of the article: Assessing the Online Social … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Virtual Reality Compares Favourably With Face-To-Face For Weight Loss

A study from the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Kansas Medical Center compared weight loss and maintenance between a face-to-face weight management clinic and a clinic … Continue reading

May 11, 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

Integrating Mobile Technology Into Standard Weight Loss Treatment – A Randomized Controlled Trial Integrating Technology Into Obesity Treatment

ABSTRACT Background  A challenge in intensive obesity treatment is making care scalable. Little is known about whether the outcome of physician-directed weight loss treatment can be improved by adding mobile … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Weight loss social support in 140 characters or less: use of an online social network in a remotely delivered weight loss intervention – Online First – Springer

ABSTRACT Little is known about how online social networking can help enhance weight loss. To examine the types of online social support utilized in a behavioral weight loss intervention and … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tailored Rapid Interactive Mobile Messaging (TRIMM) for Weight Management Among Underserved Adults | Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine

Abstract Background: While obesity continues to escalate as an important clinical and public health problem, it remains a challenge for physicians to help obese patients lose weight. Most existing therapeutic options … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

15 Strategies Educators Can Use to Stop Cyberbullying : InformED

by Miriam Clifford, The advent of technology has brought with it familiar problems in new forms. Yet cyberbullying is unique in many ways. What makes cyberbullying so different than … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 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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