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Guest Lecture on Digital Psychology in Sweden – treatment options and health care integration: Kristofer Vernmark, 24 January 2023

Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 9:00 -10:30 AM CET

Zoom Link: ethz.zoom.us/j/65312185472

About Dr. Kristofer Vernmark

Kristofer Vernmark holds a MSc and PhD in psychology. For the past 17 years, Kristofer has worked as a psychologist, manager, consultant, author and researcher in digital psychology and digital mental health. Kristofer has had a leading role in making internet-based treatment available in the Swedish health care system. His PhD-thesis investigated different internet-based treatment modalities (email, icbt, blended) and the role of alliance in internet-based treatment. Kristofer is the founder of the network for Digital Psychologists in Sweden and the author of several books about digital mental health. Kristofer was recently awarded the 2022 eMental Health International Collaborative (eMHIC) award for Leadership excellence in eMental health implementation.

About the lecture

Sweden has been a frontrunner in digital mental health, both in research and in implementation into regular care. For over 20 years, research has been conducted on ICBT-programs for mental health problems. The implementation of internet-based interventions into regular care had its start over 15 years ago. Today, digital psychologists are easily accessed through private actors in public care, and ICBT is mainly available through public providers. What can be learned from the Swedish model and how has the health care system shaped how digital mental health interventions are provided? What lies ahead?

This lecture gives an overview of the current state and history of digital mental health in Sweden. The lecture will also look at how the different treatment options have been integrated in the health care system.

We are pleased to invite you to join this guest lecture. Registration is not required. If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Keller (olkeller@ethz.ch) prior to the start of the guest lecture.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Kowatsch, Associate Professor for Digital Health Interventions, Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care, University of Zurich; Director, School of Medicine, University of St.Gallen (HSG); Scientific Director, Centre for Digital Health Interventions (CDHI), ETH Zurich & HSG; Principal Investigator, Future Health Technologies programme, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore

Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch, Professor of Information Management, ETH Zürich; Professor of Technology Management, University of St.Gallen; Advisory Board Member, CDHI, ETH Zürich & University of St.Gallen; Principal Investigator, Future Health Technologies programme, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore

Prof. Dr. Florian von Wangenheim, Professor of Technology Marketing, ETH Zurich & Advisory Board Member, CDHI; Principal Investigator, Future Health Technologies programme, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore

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