15 Hours | 15 CEs

This self-paced training program on Evidence-Based Internet Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities is presented by Ricardo F. Muñoz, Ph.D.

This program focuses on how to blend psychology and technology to help the greatest number of people possible worldwide. Clinical psychologists in the 21st Century will increasingly use digital tools to enhance the effectiveness of their interventions and to expand their reach to serve those currently underserved, including those who do not speak English. These tools have the potential to reduce health disparities and reach diverse populations. This program examines the growing number of online psychological interventions for health (Websites, mobile applications, and other digital tools) that have been shown to be effective in formal outcome studies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe characteristics of evidence-based interventions

  • Describe how to evaluate randomized control clinical trials

  • Describe ethical and legal issues in the practice of psychology, with a focus on the use of technology

  • Describe the relevance of published studies for diverse populations

Presented By

Ricardo F. Muñoz, PhD

Ricardo F. Muñoz, Ph.D., immigrated from Perú to the Mission District (the Latino barrio) in San Francisco in 1961, at age 10. He did his undergraduate work at Stanford and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon. He was named Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University in 2012, where he is the founding director of i4Health, the Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health (i4health.paloaltou.edu). He is a Professor of Psychology, Emeritus at the School of Medicine of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), where he taught and did clinical work and research for 35 years. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and a member of the affiliated faculty in the Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley. Muñoz has served on the three U.S. Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Medicine Consensus Committees on the prevention of mental disorders. He was elected fellow of the American Psychological Association in 1989, a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science in 1994, and in February 2017, he was inducted as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for distinguished contributions towards the prevention of major depression and the development of Internet interventions to improve mental health worldwide.”
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced course is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2

    Introduction to EBIIs

    • Lesson 1 Video

    • A Novel Model for Delivering Behavioral-Health Services Worldwide

    • Digital Apothecaries: A Vision for Making Health Care Interventions Accessible Worldwide

    • Recommended Readings

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Do EBIIs work for depression?

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Efficacy of Self-Guided Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Personal Agency and Self-Efficacy

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Social Cognitive Theory: An Agentic Perspective

    • The Healthy Management Of Reality

    • Recommended Readings

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Ethical and Legal Issues

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Ethical and Legal Considerations for Internet-Based Psychotherapy

    • Developing Internet-Based Health Interventions

    • Guidelines for Practice of Telepsychology

    • Recommended Readings

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Substance Abuse: Alcohol and Smoking

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Effectiveness of Electronic Screening & Brief Intervention for Reducing Levels of Alcohol Consumption

    • International Spanish/English Internet Smoking Cessation Trial

    • From Online Randomized Controlled Trials to Participant Preference Studies

    • Recommended Readings

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Depression Prevention

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression

    • Preventing the Onset of Major Depressive Disorder

    • Effect of a Web-Based Guided Self-Help Intervention

    • Prevention of Major Depression

    • Recommended Readings

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8


    • Lesson 7 Video

    • Computer-Assisted Delivery of CBT for Anxiety Disorders in Primary-Care Settings

    • Web-Based Therapist Training on CBT for Anxiety Disorders

    • Recommended Reading

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 9


    • Lesson 8 Video

    • Cognitive Interventions Targeting Brain Plasticity in the Prodromal and Early Phases of Schizophrenia

    • A Web-Based Program to Empower Patients Who Have Schizophrenia

    • Cognitive Training for Psychiatric Disorders

    • Recommended Readings

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 10


    • Lesson 9 Video

    • Obesity

    • Reducing Eating Disorder Onset in a Very High Risk Sample with Significant Comorbid Depression

    • Recommended Readings

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 11

    Behavioral Health

    • Lesson 10 Video

    • The Delivery of Public Health Interventions Via the Internet

    • Efficacy of Internet-Based Behavioral Interventions for Adults with Insomnia

    • Recommended Reading

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 12


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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