13th WideHealth Seminar: Tine Kolenik

The EU-funded WideHealth project aims to conduct research on pervasive eHealth and establish a sustainable network of research and dissemination across Europe.

Title: Persuasive technology for mental health
Speaker: Tine Kolenik, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
When: June 14, 2022 – 16:00 CET (3PM at Portugal)
Where: zoom link shared before the session to those who register
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Abstract: Mental healthcare seems to universally contain barriers to access where the vast majority of people struggle to get help from a mental health professional. Introducing technology to help with the non-clinical population might prove beneficial. However, such systems must be an interdisciplinary effort of behavioral sciences, artificial intelligence, and digital mental health. The seminar presents this interdisciplinary effort, overviewing methodology from appropriate data collection to relevant psychological theories and methods from computer science necessary for effective solutions.

Short bio: Tine Kolenik is a PhD Fellow in the Department of Intelligent Systems at the Jožef Stefan Institute and an assistant lecturer at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School in Slovenia, finishing his doctoral thesis on a novel system for computational psychotherapy. A Master in cognitive science, he is primarily interested in computational study of attitude and behavior change in mental health as well as technologies for psychotherapeutic interventions. Kolenik is also associated with the Center for Cognitive Science of University of Ljubljana and the Institute of Synergetics and Psychotherapy Research of Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg.