Speakers and Schedule

The plan is for general talks to go for around 20-25 minutes, with a subsequent 5-10 minute question time. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Time Talk/Event Presenters
9:00 – 9:30 Arrival  
9:30 – 9:45 Introduction Reeva Lederman
9:45 – 10:30 Keynote Sandra Bucci
10:30 – 11:00 The use of ecological momentary assessment and intervention as tools within psychological therapy: fast-tracking treatment and strengthening therapeutic rapport Imogen Bell, Elissa Moore
11:00 – 11:30 Morning tea
11:30 – 12:00 The therapeutic alliance in digital mental health interventions for serious mental illness: Current status and future direction Hailey Tremain, Carla McEnery
12:00 – 12:30 A research plan for measuring engagement with an online self-management program for bipolar disorder Anthony Harper
12:30 – 1:00 Why do Indonesians choose to vent in the online platform? An initial study case in iBunda.id Bianda Widyani
1:00 – 1:45 Lunch
1:45 – 2:15 HCI Opportunities in the Digital Therapeutic Alliance Simon D’Alfonso
2:15 – 3:15 Virtual peer work? Therapeutic experiences associated with viewing the lived experience of others with severe mental illness (Round table presentation) Neil Thomas
3:15 – 3:45 Afternoon tea
3:45 – 4:45 Discussion panel Katherine Berry, John Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Simon D’Alfonso, Connor Widdicombe
4:45 – 5:00 Summation

Keynote Speaker

Dr Sandra Bucci is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester, UK, and an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Bucci has nearly 20 years experience in clinical research investigating the psychological processes involved in the development of psychosis and in the delivery and evaluation of complex psychological interventions to improve outcomes for people with severe mental health problems. Dr Bucci’s academic activity is focused on two main themes: i) innovations in healthcare delivery for severe mental health problems, with a focus on developing digital health interventions and examining their interface with clinician-delivered care; and ii) understanding the putative psychological mechanisms involved in the development and maintenance of psychotic experiences, including the therapeutic relationship.