Date & Time
January 26, 2024 • 10am - 5pm ET
4 Leading Experts

About this event

A groundbreaking learning opportunity

In a world increasingly shaped by artificial intelligence (AI), its impact on psychotherapy is both groundbreaking and uncertain. This symposium serves as your portal into this rapidly unfolding landscape.

Our journey begins with Dr. Amelia Fiske from the University of Munich, who explores the increasing clinical relevance of embodied AI, discussing innovations from ‘virtual psychotherapists’ to social robots in dementia care and autism disorder.

Next, we delve into presentations by two pioneers in AI integration: Dr. Jessica Stone, based in Colorado, introduces the Virtual SandTray app and how it is revolutionizing digital sand therapies and extending insights into AI’s role in youth mental health. Dr. Albert “Skip” Rizzo from the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies explores the evolution of AI in mental health practice, highlighting its positive and negative impacts and sharing insights gained from creating Ellie and developing SIMCOACH for PTSD screening.

Concluding the symposium is Dr. Simon D’Alfonso, an Australian expert in Cyberpsychology, who provides a comprehensive view of the current AI landscape, shedding light on functionalities, workings, and future prospects.

Join us for an engaging and captivating exploration into the world where AI and psychotherapy meet, as we navigate the intersection of innovation and ethical considerations, uncover new possibilities and potential, and witness the future of mental health care unfolding before us.


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Event Schedule

One day. Four amazing presentations.
  • Amelia Fiske, PhD
Ethical Implications of AI in Psychotherapy
10:00-11:30 am



Small Group Work

Group reflection

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11:30-11:45 am
  • Jessica Stone, PhD
AI in Youth Mental Health Treatment
11:45 am - 1:15 pm


Introduction and Welcome by Dr. Jessica Stone (5 min)

Brief introduction to the significance of AI in youth mental health.

Understanding the Meanings Within Prompt Creation (15 min)

Exploring the psychological foundations behind prompts.
How prompts can be used effectively for therapeutic engagement.

Types of AI Currently for Use in Therapy (20 min)

  • Mood Analysis
  • Generative AI
  • Storytelling AI
  • Image Generation

Deeper Dive: Image Generation Intervention (20 min)

  • Discussion of the utility of image generation in youth mental health.
  • Examples/Demonstration
  • Best practices for clinicians.
  • Data privacy concerns.
  • PHI protection.

Q&A Session with Dr. Jessica Stone (15 min)

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1:15-1:45 pm
  • Albert Skip Rizzo, PhD
Mental Health AI and Virtual Reality in Therapeutic Settings
1:45-3:15 pm


History and Definition of Clinical Virtual Reality (VR)

Use of Virtual Humans (VHs) in Clinical VR applications.

Advances in AI technology in the use of VR and VHs.

The Future of this work and ethical issues for safe, effective, and professional use of these technologies with clinical populations.

Questions & Discussion

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3:15-3:30 pm
  • Simon D'Alfonso, Phd
AI Technologies, Applications & Ethical Considerations in Psycotherapy
3:30-5:00 pm


Digital Phenotyping

Natural Language Processing


Ethics and AI in Healthcare

Q&A session

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Our Speakers

Leading experts share what you need to know about AI and psychotherapy