DESIGNING AN INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEM (ITS): A tool to support the training of mental health providers in core psychotherapy competencies

Each year, millions of Americans with mental illness struggle to find care. Nearly half of the 60 million adults and children living with mental health conditions in the United States go without any treatment. This short presentation, initially given at the 2021 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care by Emily Friedman, outlines our design process for creating an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) that would supplement in-person learning of mental health professionals and improve competency in essential skills while being cost-effective and scalable. The pilot is also discussed as well, which was very promising.