Patient Perspectives on Sharing Social Media during Psychotherapy Consultations

Info about the Project

Previous studies have revealed that mental health patients share their social media with their clinicians during consultations. They explain what they posted or what they saw on social media or show the content using their smartphones. However, why and how patients share it has been underexplored. Therefore, we would like to learn: a) why and how they share their social media during consultations; b) how the experiences affected their therapeutic relationships; c) how technologies can better serve their needs for sharing social media with clinicians.
Prof. Munmun De Choudhury and Prof. Gregory Abowd
Dong Whi Yoo, Sindhu Ernala, and Aditi Bhatnagar