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Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science Makes Collaborative Strides

Coalition initiatives and growth.

By Thomas W. Miller, PhD, ABPP

At the center of efforts to collaborate both within and between major organizations are the efforts of the Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science (CTiBS). Formed in an effort to develop a vehicle for an organized voice in support of technology, CTiBS has the initial cooperation of Divs. 18 and 22 of the American Psychological Association (APA) and invitations by five existing APA divisions at the APA to work as sections within CTiBS to bring the more than 700 initial signatories in support of a vision for integrative technology efforts. Invitations were also received from leaders at the American Counseling Association, American Psychiatric Association and American Bar Association. 

CTiBs has generated three initiatives and appointed chairs to these three initiatives:

  • Training Competencies Task Force.
  • HL7 Task Force.
  •   Journal for Technology in Behavioral Science (JTiBS) Task Force.

The 2014 membership efforts have gathered more than 600 LinkedIn followers and collected in over $3,000 in annual dues. Some supporters have donated large amounts, voicing vehement support. Cooperative efforts with the ACA has produced collaboration with the Association for Counseling and Technology (ACT). Interested professional organization and professionals interested in multidisciplinary collaboration in the use of technology in practice are encouraged to contact:

Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
 Executive Director
TeleMental Health Institute, Inc.  
Professional Training (CEs & CMEs) & Consultation
Telephone: (619) 255-2788, Fax (480) 393-5570