Title: “The Use of Video and Social Media in Psychotherapy and Psycho-education”
Date: October 16, 2015
Presenter: Dr. Ehsan Gharadjedaghi
Description: By 2020—just five years from now—the majority of educators and healthcare providers will no longer be able to continue their businesses or professions if they don’t have a solid virtual property in cyberspace. A “solid virtual property” is a 21st-century-compatible professional identity consisting of online social media profiles and pages, a responsive website, a smartphone technology with useful apps installed (that interact with the previously mentioned), blogs, online lecture or therapy videos, online webinars, online insurance billing, online appointment-setting services, and the means to connect to their clients via online video conferencing, such as Skype or Google Hangouts.
In this lecture, Dr. Ehsan Gharadjedaghi, the founder of TherapyCable.com, entrepreneur and clinical psychologist, will highlight ways you as an educator and/or healthcare provider can help overcome barriers to access to mental health in this online, media-focused society. You will become aware of pitfalls and obstacles in learning the business side of the journey of online therapy video-making, and learn about the solutions that are available for you to help you make your mark in this upcoming technology-focused healthcare paradigm shift. It can mean the difference between success and failure for your profession.
- How technology can accelerate efforts to overcome barriers of access to therapy including stigma, permission, affordability, time, distance and mismatch
- The paradigm shift: How technology is changing the traditional ways of delivering education, knowledge and skills, and what pitfalls and obstacles face educators and healthcare providers in coming onboard with today’s technology
- Why video technology specifically plays such a significant role in this paradigm shift
- The solutions that are available for educators and healthcare providers to make this shift as smoothly as possible
- How the landscape regarding the stigmatization and solutions for online gaming addiction is changing
Bio: Dr. Ehsan Gharadjedaghi is a California-licensed clinical psychologist with specialties in couples and sex therapy, addiction, trauma and youth concerns. He also is the founder of organizations including the Norooz Clinic, a non-profit community mental health clinic; Therapy Impasse Exploration and Resolution Institute, a specialty training and research institute to help therapists improve their clinical skills; AlumniSuccess, a private practice startup organization for emerging pre-licensed and newly licensed psychotherapists; Couples and Sex Therapists of Orange County, an Orange County, California-based training institute for couples and sex therapy; TherapyCable.com, an online educational streaming media hub with the purpose of reducing obstacles to therapy and healing; and, lastly, Elite Care, Inc., an addiction treatment center based on integral recovery.
Dr. Gharadjedaghi also is on the part-time faculty of multiple private universities. He serves on the Board of Directors of Shanti Orange County and is a member of the Orange County Mental Health Board.
Dr. Gharadjedaghi also has an extensive background in the field of information technology. With an undergraduate education in information technology and self-taught software engineering skills, he has developed human resources management software solutions, multilingual online and print newsletters, telecommunication software packages, a business-plan-writing software solution, and an online training solution for the manufacturing sector, compliant with ISO9000/Kaizen production guidelines.