To provide tools that help transform people’s lives, in ways that promote community wellbeing, by enabling and motivating individuals to develop their minds (including their beliefs, behaviors and emotions), bodies, and spirit by following life paths guided by profound insight, rational thought, empathy and compassion.
Ken Banks jokingly and lovingly calls SMS technology "software with an attention deficit disorder." He’s referring to Short Message Service – also known as text messaging -- and he knows it’s no joke that SMS can help make social happen quickly, profoundly, and in very hard-to access locations.
This model utilizes a credible community resource to disseminate evidence-based mental health care to underserved populations via free internet-based video services (Skype). Patients attend sessions at the community health center and receive care from supervised, volunteer graduate student psychotherapists through Skype (who are at home or in their office).