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

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

Smartphone apps become ‘surrogate therapists’ –

Elizabeth Landau, CNN, lists some useful apps for social workers: The Live OCD Free app for iPad or iPhone makes use of a well-tested treatment for OCD called exposure and … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Military, VA release mobile app for PTSD therapy – U.S. News

By Rebecca Ruiz, The military has released a new mobile app designed for post-traumatic stress disorder patients in a therapy known as prolonged exposure. PE Coach was developed by the … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Serious Game to Help People with Depression

Depression is on the increase worldwide and World Health Organization (WHO) have pointed out that it is in the top three illnesses suffered within the population, with over 450 million … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

To combat PTSD and unemployment, two locals create a ‘Facebook for veterans’

To combat the mental health and employment challenges veterans face, two locals create a social network for former soldiers. … See on

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

How Technology Is Helping Kony Victims in Uganda

THARCE-Gulu, is using non-medical integrative therapy, notably film making and computer education, to heal victims of Joseph Kony in northern Uganda. … See on

June 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

The 3 Minute Test for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and PTSD

These are serious conditions that affect, not only your quality of life, but your physical health. Did you know that having a mood disorder may increase your heart attack risk … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

Can These Video Games Help You Make Better Life Choices?

Big Idea: WILL Interactive develops Virtual Experience Immersive Learning Simulations (VEILS), which are interactive movies that force users to make serious decisions as a learning experience. Why It’s Working: With … Continue reading

May 31, 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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