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Digital disruption: assessing and treating mental health via telehealth

Teleheath webinar for students and graduates.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a shift towards telehealth consultations for both patients and clinicians.

Many patients and clinicians are using telehealth for the first time. But what does this mean for clinical assessments, management of risk, and treatment for mental health?

In this webinar, our panel of UQ experts will discuss how telehealth is used for clinical work. They'll explore how clinicians can best communicate with patients in an online environment, how to support at risk clients with telemental health services and look at the ethical considerations for delivering e-mental health services.

Who should attend

  • Current university students
  • University graduates
  • Anyone currently working or interested in mental health, telehealth, social work or psychology.

Meet the panel

  • Dr Matthew Bambling (host), Director, postgraduate mental health programs, UQ Faculty of Medicine and Fellow, UQ Centre for Online Health
    Dr Bambling is a clinical psychologist and clinician working in face-to-face and online mediums. Dr Bambling conducts research in mental health and online health, with a focus on treatment resistant depression. He is currently completing a clinical trial in a combined project with QUT. His research with the Centre for Online Health includes e-treatment approaches for addiction, weight management, trauma and adolescent anxiety and mood problems.
  • Associate Professor Liam Caffery, Director, Telehealth Technology and Principal Research Fellow, UQ Centre for Online Health and Centre for Health Service Research
    Associate Professor Caffery's research has focused on practical trials of telehealth and he has considerable experience implementing telehealth in a broad range of contexts. He has a special interest in the use of telehealth for Indigenous health and rural health care delivery. He is executive member of the Australasian Telehealth Society and the International Teledermatology Society. He is also a member of the Metro South Health Telehealth Advisory Group.
  • Dr Helen Haydon, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, telehealth consultant and registered psychologist, UQ Centre for Online Health
    Dr Haydon works across a range of projects that aim to increase access to health care through telehealth. Her projects aim to use technology to increase support for carers and people with dementia and life limiting illnesses.
  • Dr Sisira Edirippulige, Coordinator of Digital Health Teaching at the UQ Centre for Online Health
    Dr Edirippulige is responsible for designing, teaching and coordinating digital health/telehealth courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His research interests include the development, promotion and integration of digital health education in the health care sector. He is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) and a member of the Australasian Society of Telehealth.