The International Conference on the Use of the Internet in Mental Health took place at the Douglas Institute from May 14 to May 16, 2009. Some presentations were filmed on video and are available by clicking on their title.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

8:00 a.m. - Registration (Douglas Hall)
8:45 a.m. - Welcome remarks
9:00 a.m. - Using Blogs as support tools, Michelle Blanc (Canada, Analyweb inc.)
9:20 a.m. - From Netscape to Twitter: 15 Years of Mental Health Online, John Grohol (USA,

10:50 a.m. - 12:10 a.m.
Workshop A (Douglas Hall)
Online information: How discerning are web users?

Workshop B (Bowerman Room)
On-line information for finding help: Does it work?

Workshop C (Salle du comité de régie)
Online information: Is psycho-education empowering?

1:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

2:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Workshop D (Douglas Hall)
Working the Internet in Studying Trauma

Workshop E (Bowerman Roomm)
E-therapy: The therapist is in

Workshop F (Salle du comité de régie)

3:45 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Workshop G (Douglas Hall)
Electronic patient files; boon to good medicine or privacy?

Workshop H (Bowerman Room)
Internet going mobile

  • Social networks utilizing mobile phone technologies during bereavement, Deborah Dysart-Gale (Canada, Concordia University)
  • MOBUS, a cognitive orthotic for people with schizophrenia: Promise and pitfalls, Juliette Sablier (Canada, Montreal University)

Workshop I (Salle du comité de régie)

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - DINNER COCKTAIL - McCord Museum
Psychology on Second Life? - Simon Bignell (United Kingdom, University of Derby)

Friday, May 15, 2009

8:15 a.m. - Welcome remarks
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (Douglas Hall)
Preventing mental health disorders through the Internet, Helen Christensen (Australia, Australian National University)
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Douglas Hall)
Guided Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety disorders , Gerhard Andersson (Sweden, Linköping University)

Workshop J (Bowerman Room)
Blogs, twitters and everything in-between

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Workshop K (Douglas Hall)
Mental health and first line prevention - Online mass prevention

Workshop L (Salle du comité de régie)
E-access to treatment


How can the Internet help after a traumatic event?

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (Douglas Hall)

2:20 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Prevention (Douglas Hall)

3:30 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Prevention (Douglas Hall)

4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Prevention (Douglas Hall)

Saturday, May 16, 2009


8:30 a.m. (Douglas Hall)

9:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

11:25 a.m. - 12:25 a.m. (Douglas Hall)