Advances in Smartphones and Digital Health for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research
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Expires on Aug 16, 2024
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 Psych CE Credit
1 SW CE Credit
1 COP Credit

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are characterized by significant impairments in functioning, which impacts quality of life and impedes independent living and employment. Smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment (EMA) offers a highly valid strategy to assess daily functioning, and functional determinants (e.g., cognition, symptoms), among people with severe mental illness (SMI). Self-reports of symptoms and functioning in this population are known to be prone to bias, and questions have been raised regarding whether EMA, a real-time self-report assessment technique, can bypass traditional self-report bias. Dr. Moore will present findings from a large, diverse, multi-site EMA study of introspective accuracy, bias, and everyday functioning in people with SMI. Inter- and intra-individual variability in introspective accuracy, symptoms and mobile cognitive testing performance in each diagnostic construct, as well as design considerations for future work, will be explored. 


Recorded webinar, non-interactive, self-paced distance learning activity with post-test.

This presentation was recorded on August 13, 2021.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe strategies for bypassing self-report bias among people living with SMI when reporting symptoms and functioning. 
  • Identify ecological momentary assessment (EMA) methods for at-home self-assessment of symptoms and functioning for people living with SMI. 
  • Summarize advantages of mobile cognitive testing and performance judgements in people living with SMI. 


  • Overview of self-report bias among people living with SMI 
  • Overview of ecological momentary cognitive testing (EMCT) and advantages of mobile cognitive testing 
  • Overview of ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and self-assessment methods 
  • Review of data on EMA detection of impaired self-assessment  
  • Presenter Q&A 

Target Audience

Counselor, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Worker 

Instructional Level

Intermediate, Advanced

Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: August 16, 2021 
Program End Date: August 16, 2024

Ongoing Interdisciplinary Discussion Board

After completing the course, engage with colleagues in the mental health field through SMI Adviser's Webinar Roundtable Topics discussion board. This is an easy way to network and share ideas with other clinicians who participate in this webinar. Access through the discussion tab.

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, CE credit for psychologists, CE credit for social workers, or a certificate of participation may do so by viewing the live presentation and completing the evaluation. Participants claiming CE credit for psychologists and CE credit for social workers must have full attendance to claim credit. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians), CE certificate (psychologists), CE certificate (social workers), or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the event date and hours earned. 

Continuing Education Credit


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The American Psychiatric Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers 

American Psychiatric Association, provider #1743, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2020-05/18/21. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 (clinical) continuing education credits.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

All financial relationships relevant to this activity have been mitigated.


  • Raeanne C. Moore, PhD is Associate Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Moore’s research focuses on using innovative mobile technologies to improve assessment of daily, cognitive, and emotional functioning among older adults with chronic medical problems (e.g., HIV) and serious mental illness. Her current work utilizes Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) and wearable technology as low cost, efficient, objective measures of everyday functioning among older persons with HIV. She is also studying the effectiveness of mobile cognitive tests (administered via smartphones) to identify the influence of environmental, social, psychological, and behavioral influences on real-time cognitive function. Dr. Moore is involved in interdisciplinary collaborations with investigators from global public health, engineering, wireless technologies, computer science, and medicine to further develop innovative technology-based, real-time assessment techniques for research and clinical use. Dr. Moore is co-founder of KeyWise, Inc. and consultant to NeuroUX.


  • Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Amy N. Cohen, PhD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Sherin Khan, LCSW, Thresholds. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

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Funding for SMI Adviser was made possible by Grant No. SM080818 from SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, SAMHSA/HHS or the U.S. Government.
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