Working alliance in online therapy as compared to face-to-face therapy: Preliminary results. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43 6 A number of research studies have contributed to establishing its effectiveness Marks et al.
Needham, in the mids became the first practitioner to offer e-therapy synchronously via real time chat.
In a Cross-Cutting Theme Program at the 30th APS Annual Convention, speakers presented interdisciplinary work on the ways technology shapes learning, attention, behavior, and our social lives from childhood through old age. In its defence many research studies have reported success by assessing clients online and thereafter have reported successful outcomes for a range of disorders Marks et al.
Indeed, some computer-based self-administered treatments for a variety of disorders have included online counseling support, usually in the form of asynchronous post-sessions feedback, which appears to increase adherence and yield enhanced outcomes Newman et al.
New technologies for relaxation: The role of presence. New York: Haworth Press.
For example, many, especially younger people, conduct a good portion of their lives online, through social networking sites and engaging and sharing through other virtual spaces such as Second Life.
He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and on its board of directors. Short Message Service SMS has evolved to become a component of everyday live for billions of users worldwide.
Another example is the use of a phone to record a mood diary.
Hove: Psychology Press.