MIPA-Mobile: monitoring psychotherapy with adolescents using mobile applications

Pedro Dias, Vânia Sousa Lima, Bárbara César Machado, Luís Teixeira, Nuno Torres, Joana Campos, Luiz Lopes

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Abstract

Quality of life and well-being have gained increasing importance in psychological assessment and psychological intervention, since research has shown that psychopathology has a negative impact on quality of life and this impact varies in degree and how the impact of the effects themselves is combined (Stevanovic, 2013). In this sense, psychological interventions should not only be aimed at reducing psychopathological symptoms, but also increasing quality of life and well-being (Oliveira, Dias, Gonçalves, & Machado, 2008), assumed to be a mediator between health and spirituality (Oliveira & Junges, 2012). Over the last years, a remarkable development has been shown in the study of psychotherapy outcome monitoring, defined as a systematic and repeated assessment of psychological variables during the process of psychological intervention; the psychological intervention process may change as a result of feedback from the monitoring process as well (McAleavey, Nordberg, Kraus, & Castonguay, 2012). Outcome monitoring contributes to an individualized intervention with the client, adjusted to real needs. This work aims to present the MIPA-Mobile project, directed to develop and to test a new model for monitoring psychological intervention with adolescents, based on a computer application, integrating information from different key-informants.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event5th IFCU International Psychology Congress - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 8 Apr 201510 Apr 2015

Conference

Conference5th IFCU International Psychology Congress
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period8/04/1510/04/15

Keywords

  • Outcome monitoring
  • New technologies
  • Adolescents

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