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

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

MEMO was created to help adolescents to live positively with mobile phones

Depressive disorder in adolescence is common, disabling, and heightens the risk of suicide. Preventing the onset of depression may prevent a lifetime of mental health issues and health service utilization. There … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

University’s depression app is an iTunes hit – Health and beauty – Lifestyle – gethampshire

By Paul Cassell Psychologists at The University of Reading have launched a free iPhone app to help people with depression get help without needing to go to their GP. … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Video Game Designed to Treat Depression Worked Better Than Counseling – medGadget – The Atlantic

Researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand just published promising results of a study comparing a video game they designed to help treat depression in teenage kids against … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Teens Save Life Using Facebook, Launch Teen Advice Tumblr

Danny Manes and Gary Ramirez… … recently started “Hopeline for Teens,” an anonymous advice page on Tumblr for teens struggling with depression, bullying, sexuality, and other issues … Hopeline for … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Heavy Cell Phone Use Linked to Depression, Sleep Problems in Young People | Psych Central News

Young people who heavily use cell phones and computers also complain more about sleep disturbances, stress and other mental health problems, according to researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

How Depressed People Use the Internet –

IN what way do you spend your time online? Do you check your e-mail compulsively? Watch lots of videos? Switch frequently among multiple Internet applications — from games to file … Continue reading

June 19, 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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