Is your child between the ages of 5 and 8? You and your child may be able to participate in a research study to help us understand if a smartphone app is an effective way for parents and children with behavior problems to learn and use skills.
We are conducting a research study to help us understand if a smartphone app is an effective way for parents and children with behavior problems to learn and use skills. To accomplish these goals, we will need to see what skills you will learn and use during your time with the smartphone apps, how you used the apps, and how your behaviors change over time. You have been asked to participate in this study because you have indicated that your child has mild to moderate behavior problems and you are currently not receiving any other mental health services. We will ask up to 400 parents and their children to take part in this study.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
Participants will complete three assessments over a 10-month timeframe. The assessments occur at baseline, post-treatment following 4 months of app usage, and 6-month follow-up.
IRB: STUDY22030138- Reach and Scalability of Digital Therapeutics for Childhood Behavior Problems
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Dr. Lindhiem earned a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Delaware in 2009. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the psychiatry department at the University of Pittsburgh before joining the faculty in 2011. His research has an emphasis on methodology and focuses on three primary areas: 1) evidence-based assessment, 2) techniques to enhance skill acquisition/utilization, and 3) increasing access to evidence-based care. Dr. Lindhiem’s research has received continuous funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) since 2011. He is also a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania.