This project examines the use of technology within residential and outpatient mental health settings in New Hampshire and Vermont with the goal of identifying if and how technology-based tools could support and enhance mental health services. The study is comprised of three phases: (1) ethnographic observations of and interviews regarding availability and use of technology, broadly conceptualized to include computers, mobile phones, videoconferencing, etc., among clients and staff in real-world clinical settings to assess the viability of the introduction of technology-based treatment tools and their necessary supports in these settings; (2) implementation of a ‘technology navigator’ to support the implementation, training, and use of technology-based tools in the clinical setting; and (3) examination of the process and outcomes of implementing a technology navigator in a real-world clinical setting.
Project Period: 6/1/16 – 5/31/19
Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Ph.D., Principal Investigator (Dartmouth College)
Valerie Noel, Ph.D., Co-Investigator
Robert E. Drake, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Investigator
Dror Ben-Zeev, Ph.D., Co-Investigator
Stephanie Acquilano, M.A., Project Director