I’ll talk about Cheeseburger Therapy, a casual online community for talking through troubling situations. Our members can chat anonymously with a trained helper, or participate in a training program to learn the psychology and help out others in the community. We teach basic active listening and cognitive behavioral therapy skills, which are both proven to be effective in a broad range of situations. Our goal is to make mental health support less stigmatized, more accessible, and cheaper for everyone.
Morgan Dixon is a research scientist in Human-Computer Interaction. He received is PhD in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington working with James Fogarty. His research is centered around designing, building, and studying systems that make user interface software more flexible and extensible. He also works on health technologies, novel interaction techniques for accessibility, new design tools, dual-display mobile devices, crossing-based interfaces, and data analysis tools.