Date: 05 Jul, 2023
Time: 09:00 – 12:30 (CET)
Workshop title: Navigating the Digital World: Promoting Youth Mental Health in the Age of Technology
Aaron Haddock, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology, and Director of Behavioral Health Initiatives and Programs in the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at Clark University. AHaddock@clarku.edu
Rondy Yu, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in School Psychology, and Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis program in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside. Rondy.email@example.com
In this workshop, you will learn about the impact of digital technology on youth mental health and how you can use innovative mental health technologies to enhance your practice. In Part 1, we will explore the relationship between increases in youth engagement with digital technologies and its impact on their cognitive and social-emotional development and mental health. We will share and discuss the latest research on how immersion in an increasingly ubiquitous digital world engenders both positive and negative outcomes for youth and what we can do to promote youth mental health. In Part 2, we will highlight how mental health professionals and schools are using new technologies (e.g., apps, virtual reality) to provide tech-enabled services, enhance their practice, and drive positive outcomes for youth. We’ll prepare you with the knowledge and skills to understand how to make the most of rapidly developing behavioral health technologies.
- Learn about how increases in youth engagement with digital technologies impacts their – cognitive and social-emotional development and mental health.
- Learn about a variety of new research-backed behavioral health technologies for assessment, treatment, care coordination, measuring progress and outcomes, and data-based decision making.
- Understand how they can incorporate new technologies into their practice in the form of technology-enabled services and treatments
Domain 1: Data-Based Decision Making
Domain 4: Mental and Behavioral Health Services and Interventions
Domain 5: School-Wide Practices to Promote Learning
Domain 6: Services to Promote Safe and Supportive Schools
Domain 7: Family, School, and Community Collaboration
Domain 9: Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Domain 10: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice
Presenter Bio: Aaron Haddock, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology and Director of Behavioral Health Initiatives at the Mosakowski Institute at Clark University. He has worked in school and community settings as a teacher, school psychologist, program evaluator, and consultant. His areas of expertise include SEL, school-based prevention and intervention, and digital mental health. By linking his extensive experience in MTSS directly to issues of social justice and education, he leverages the reciprocal relationship between research and practice to promote positive outcomes for all youth. He received his doctorate degree in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, completed his clinical internship at Yale University, and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. He also holds a M.A. in School Psychology, a M.A. in Education with Leadership for Social Justice, and a Teaching Credential. Prior to training as a psychologist, he earned a M.A. in Modern European Studies from Columbia University and worked as a teacher for a decade. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Vienna, Austria, where he attended the University of Vienna and taught in a local school.
Presenter Bio: Rondy Yu, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in School Psychology, and Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis program in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Yu is a licensed educational and clinical psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, and board certified behavior analyst. He has experience in both public schools and non-public agencies functioning as a psychologist, behaviorist, and clinical supervisor. Dr. Yu has presented at various professional conferences at the local, national, and international levels on topics related to behavioral consultation, treatment fidelity, and research related to programming for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders. Prior to joining UCR, Dr. Yu served as a mental health specialist with Santa Barbara County SELPA where he assisted in the placement and case management of students in residential/non-public school programs, and oversaw research and data tracking for mental health programs and services.