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Exploring the applicability of the ‘Levels of Adoption of eMental Health’ Model to clinical psychology Master students

Leemhuis, Janna Sofie (2019) Exploring the applicability of the ‘Levels of Adoption of eMental Health’ Model to clinical psychology Master students.

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Abstract:The possibilities the internet offers for mental health care services in the form of eMental Health are not extensively used. To explore possible reasons for this, former research focused on investigating clinical psychologists attitude towards eMental Health. An example is the “Levels of Adoption of eMental Health Model” developed by Feijt et al. Since former research focused on psychologists, this study aims to explore the drivers and barriers clinical psychology Master students perceive towards the use of online counseling. Therefore, it is investigated how the LAMH model by Feijt et al. can be applied to clinical psychology Master students. Eight clinical psychology Master students from the University of Twente participated in the study and semi-structured interviews were conducted. The interviews were transcribed and afterward coded. Thereby, a coding scheme was developed. The results revealed that students and psychologists perceive similar drivers but different barriers. Additionally, students displayed a lower acceptance of eMental Health. Thus, it was concluded that the LAMH model is partly applicable to students. Moreover, students demonstrate a more critical attitude towards eMental Health than psychologists. On the basis of the results, the “Adoption of eMental Health in clinical psychology Master students” (AMPHS) model is suggested.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78197
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