June 2017 branch meeting: is technology in mental health a dream solution or a curse?
The next UK EAPA branch meeting takes place on Tuesday 20 June at the Linnean Society in Piccadilly. The session starts at 10:30 and we are pleased to welcome vice chair, Eugene Farrell, as our guest speaker. Eugene will discuss whether technology in mental health is a dream solution or a curse.
“Technology has a huge influence on our life and our work, it is changing how we act, think and relate to each other. Importantly, changing technology is having an effect upon how we monitor and treat mental health. Developments in things like gaming are being used in the treatment room, and new start up and apps are appearing daily. It is currently impossible to anticipate a set of benefits from the use of technology in mental health, and we can barely guess what patients’ reactions will be. Some of us shudder at the thought of the use of email counselling, but why? During the session we will look at how limits in the use of technology can change and boundaries pushed back as people adapt and accept change,” said Eugene.
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