Dr. Renee Cavanagh

Renee Cavanagh, Psy.D., is a psychologist who provides contract subject matter expertise to DHA Connected Health.

The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of DHA Connect Health, the Defense Health Agency, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.


How I Began to Prescribe Mobile Apps in Therapy

In an earlier blog, I related how I first used a mobile app with a patient. “George”, an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran, spent two weeks at home and then two weeks off working in the Texas oilfields. His complex schedule was complicating his cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) treatment, and he had a hard time remembering to keep a sleep diary to track his sleeping patterns.

Mobile Apps in Clinical Practice: CBT-i Coach

My first patient who used a mobile app in therapy worked in the Texas oilfields. When I was a young clinician, I was introduced to integrating mobile apps during my time at a Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Primary Care-Mental Health Integration clinic in rural Texas.

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