With more than 10,000 mental health related app on the marketplace and available for immediate download, helping patients find the right one can be a challenge. Through the use of a hands-on, interactive format you will learn how to assess apps with the APA app evaluation framework, so you and your patients can make more informed decisions around app use.
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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1H79SM080818-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
- List at least three benefits as well as three risks to consider when evaluating smartphone apps for SMI
- Identify and explain the five levels of the APA evaluation framework and apply them in the correct order
- Summarize how to use the APA app evaluation framework and be comfortable using it to guide shared decision making with patients around apps
Counselor, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, Psychiatrist, Physician (Non-Psychiatrist), Physician Assistant, Psychologist, Social Worker, Peer Specialist/Peer Support
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: June 21, 2019
Program End Date: June 21, 2020
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™, ANCC contact hours, CE credit or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course, including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 75% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians), CNE certificate (nursing), CE certificate (psychologists), or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion 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.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- John Torous, MD, MBI, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Torous is a member of the SMI Adviser clinical expert team, currently leads the APA’s work group on the evaluation of smartphone apps, and is an advisor to the smartphone mood study within the NIH's one million person All of Us research program. Dr. Torous discloses investigator-initiated research funding from Otsuka.
- Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Amy N. Cohen, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, University of Texas at Austin. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities
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- Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
- Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+
- Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher
- Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
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