Can You Hear Me Now? Bridging the Gap Between Psychology and Technology
Join us for an immersive event focused on discussions of integration of technology and psychology, including reviews of current and emerging technologies and their applications for mental health, ethical considerations, and how mental health and technology professionals can work together to explore challenges and opportunities for integrating our two fields. Learn how psychologists are connecting with their patients using the platforms and devices they frequent most, how artificial intelligence is being used in interventions and research, and how mental health professionals can prepare themselves for the emerging realities of intersections between technology and psychology.
This event offers three MA/doctoral-level continuing education (CE) credits. The event is free for anyone to attend, however there is a small fee for those seeking CE’s.
David Luxton, PhD
Dr. Luxton is a licensed clinical psychologist working in Washington state. He is the Chief Science Officer at NowMattersNow.org and is also an associate professor at University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Luxton’s research and writing are focused in areas of technology-based psychological treatment and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence. He has conducted clinical research in areas of suicide risk and prevention and military psychological health and is the principal or co-investigator on several federally funded clinical trials. He frequently consults on areas related to telehealth and technology in mental health.
Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD, LMHCA
Raffael Boccamazzo (Dr. B) is a Seattle-area mental health practitioner and clinical director of Take This Project, a national mental health nonprofit which seeks to inform the gamer community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness at large, most known for their pioneering AFK Rooms at video game conventions worldwide. Dr. B is also the lead facilitator for the Dungeons & Dragons social skills program with the Seattle-based Aspiring Youth social skills program. In his spare time, Dr. B fancies himself a home chef and plays more Dungeons & Dragons and video games than his wife probably wants him to admit.
James Riggall, Bitlink
James Riggall is visiting Seattle from Tasmania, Australia, where he is deeply involved in the tech/startup scene. He runs his own company (Bitlink) which specialises in solving problems using technology, as well as running education programs (both for school-age children and teens, as well as practicing teachers). In addition to running Bitlink, James is the President of Startup Tasmania and one of the founders of Enterprize, a pair of Tasmanian startup accelerators (one in Hobart and one in Launceston). James began his career at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HITLab) in Australia, which was attached to sister labs in Seattle, WA and Christchurch, New Zealand. It was during this period that James got to know a number of people involved in the VR scene in Seattle. James is currently working with Bellevue College as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, where he will be teaching a number of courses relating to virtual reality and will be helping Bellevue College establish a new makerspace on campus (the RISE Institute).
Jude Bergkamp, PsyD, Antioch University Seattle PsyD in Clinical Psychology Chair and Core Faculty
Dr. Jude Bergkamp is core faculty in the Clinical Psychology Department and program chair of the doctoral program at Antioch University Seattle, as well as clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. He has taught graduate courses in qualitative research methodology, psychological assessment, and cultural competency. He is licensed as a psychologist and mental health counselor in Washington State. He was trained in forensic and neuropsychology and has worked in the Washington State Department of Corrections, and as a forensic evaluator at the Center for Forensic Services at Western State Hospital.
Dr. Bergkamp is actively engaged in research, consultation, and implementation of cultural competency principles in both large organizations and higher education. He has consulted with both the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and the department of Corrections on cultural competency initiatives. In addition, he was a research fellow with the American Psychological Association studying cultural competency and minority health disparities.
Dr. Bergkamp’s other research interests include applying a developmental lens to the concept of social privilege, virtual qualitative methodology, tele-health implementation, the formation of identity in social media, and the use of Big Data derived from Internet usage trends. Regarding methodology, Dr. Bergkamp specializes in Grounded Theory, a qualitative method for inductive theory development rooted in data.