*Corresponding author:Thomas W Miller, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, USA
Received: August 11, 2018; Published: August 17, 2018
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Examined is the use of a current model of interdisciplinary health care and the use of smart wearable technology for self-monitoring behavior change with a patient receiving prescribed outpatient counseling involving a registered dietician, health counselor and clinical psychologist. An introduction to SMART technology along with a relevant literature review is offered. It is hypothesized that the use of a wearable self-monitoring device may be beneficial in achieving behavioral compliance in a patient receiving mental health counseling. An exploratory case study research design is employed to examine this hypothesis. Results suggest that wearable SMART technology is an emerging adjunct effective intervention for improved health and well-being as measured by health and wellness markers utilizing a wearable SMART technology like the FitBit. Current limitations along with future directions are discussed. Mental health counselors may benefit from the utilization of wearable SMART technology as an adjunct when treating patients who experience anxiety related to their medical conditions.
Keywords: SMART Technology; E-Health; Dialectic Behavior Therapy