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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What is online therapy?

Online therapy

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With the development of the Internet, there are many new ways of providing psychological services. Today we will talk about online therapy. Online therapy can be carried out via e-mail, video conferencing, online chat, Internet telephony, or through other methods of modern online.

What is online therapy?

Internet therapy, also known as online therapy, E-therapy, e-counseling, body therapy or cyber-counseling is a relatively new phenomenon in the field of mental health, in which the therapist or counselor provides counseling and support through the Internet. This can occur through e-mail, video conferencing, online chat, phone or online as we indicated at the outset. Online therapy can be real-time or by correspondence, that is, you are in charge at a convenient time for you.

This form of work with the client, as well as its methodology emerged from the experience of the 911 and other such emergency assistance to people with suicidal intentions, or is in a state of shock or severe stress for one reason or another. On the other hand, the methodology of e-therapy formed NLP techniques and methods and other practical areas of psychology, developing methods of influencing the consciousness of the patient to bypass its security or buffer mechanisms. This, in particular,

makes it possible to really effectively provide assistance at a distance, including the patient's own, for him ecological mechanisms of auto-regulation psychological state, choosing the right solutions, etc.

Without proper knowledge and proper methods to influence the effectiveness of this therapy can be questioned, because it is often in this case reduces to the usual irresponsible chat with the user. In terms of the actual practice of e-help therapy can be considered successful if the patient no longer needs to communicate with a psychologist and naturally forgets about it. Deepening dialogue and increasing its volume and frequency indicates the presence of errors in the behavior of the operator and the psychologist that he has chosen the wrong strategy of working with the client.

Big problem with anonymous communication is no way to verify the truthfulness of the interlocutor and his appearance. Thus, a significant part of the audience of this type is adolescents with their age problems. Also, the service is often treated people, the disease and the problems that can cause social exclusion: AIDS, homosexuals, criminals, etc.

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