New England Psychologist

Nicholas Jacobson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of biomedical data science and psychiatry at Dartmouth College whose research explores technology-based assessment and treatment for anxiety and depression.

Psychologists weigh in on benefits, pitfalls of AI

By Ami Albernaz

Can it improve assessment, diagnosis? Five, 10, 20 years from now, what role will AI play in psychology? Chatbots-as-therapists may come to mind for some (indeed, several commercially available apps already offer AI-based mental health support), but psychologists also see considerable potential in other areas. New England Psychologist spoke with a few psychologists to understand some of the ways they see AI advancing assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as the potential pitfalls of using AI. AI’s ability to analyze… Read more »

Practical Practice

Changed: Independent Practice in the Age of Cyberterrorism

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

I became aware of a problem related to patient claim submission in late February, when the electronic claim submissions through my electronic medical record platform ground to a halt. As most psychologists are aware, Change Healthcare, a clearinghouse that processes approximately one-third of all medical claims in the United States was hacked. The U.S. Hospital Association called the hack the most impactful and consequential cybersecurity attack on the healthcare system in U.S. history. By March 5, the U.S. Health and… Read more »

Practical Practice: What is your favorite client resource?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

It is impossible to keep up with the wide array of potential patient resource material, given the breadth of the mental health field. In the digital age, it is not feasible to stay abreast of the myriad books, podcasts, apps, websites, and communities available on Facebook and other social media. Over time, I have learned that checking out resource material recommended by patients is never a waste of time. My favorite and most often recommended resources have always come recommended… Read more »

I’m dead, now what?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

This provocative title caught my eye at the local bookstore several years ago. It is a practical workbook that functions as both an organizer and end-of-life planner. My siblings (who share a similar dark and cynical sense of humor) appreciated it as a unique holiday gift during the pandemic. The thought occurred to me that this type of planning does not always occur for psychologists in practice. Fewer than half of Americans have a will, according to several Gallup polls… Read more »

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