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Susan C. Litton, Ph.D. Contributed to a New Book on Telemental Health

Tuesday, March 7, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Staci Bratcher

Longtime GPA member Susan C. Litton, Ph.D., is a contributor to a recently published book titled "Career Paths in Telemental Health" (Maheu, Marlene M., Drude, Kenneth P., Wright, Shawna D. (Eds.)). Contributors are all mental health professionals who have also embraced careers in technology. In Dr. Litton's chapter, titled, "From Psychologist to EHR Developer", she talks about enjoying both her clinical work as a psychologist and also the challenge of designing and developing software for other mental health therapists (PSYBooks). She found her personal path into technology by "following her bliss", as Joseph Campbell encourages us to do. She views her clinical work as being satisfying and meaningful to her soul while software design is pure fun and play for the kid in her.

Career Paths in Telemental Health is available on Amazon, Google and Springer: "This visionary volume spotlights innovative mental health careers in today’s technology-driven climate while inspiring readers to create their own opportunities. Unique and engaging perspectives from professionals across disciplines and job titles describe the thought processes, ingenuity, and discipline behind matching technologies to the needs of specific populations and settings. These non-traditional paths show digital advances as used in frontline, complementary, supplemental, and alternative interventions, in academic and training settings, in private practice, and in systems facing transition. The diversity of these contributions illustrates the myriad openings technology presents for both professional fulfillment and clients’ improved well-being." (More)