A SELF-HELP computer-based e-therapy
programme called Sparx, developed to support young people experiencing mild to moderate depression or anxiety, was launched at the University of Auckland recently.
Following a quick guide to the format of entries, the dictionary defines terms used in clinical psychology from "AA" (the abbreviation for Alcoholic Anonymous) to "Zyprexa" (a trade name for olanzapine) and includes newer terms such as Internet addiction and e-therapy
Use Nefsis web and video conferencing for e-therapy
sessions with deaf and hard-of-hearing patients
From email exchanges between a doctor and patient to psychotherapy in virtual world settings via therapist and client avatars, the growth of behavioral telehealth and e-therapy
services has been rapid.
The conference will tackle the latest scientific research and studies in various medical fields including surgery, cardiac and gastronomical diseases, use of computers in surgery, lab errors and how to deal with them, e-therapy
, the use of helicopters in medical emergencies, and treatment of Hepatitis C and diabetes, among other subjects.
Within five to 20 years we will have a proven e-therapy
for most of the psychological conditions.
Some specific topics examined include exposing semantics to drive transcoding, an ontology for intelligent e-therapy
for obesity, and a systems approach to user evaluation of biomedical ontologies.
Online counseling comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and names, from cyber-counseling to e-therapy
, telehealth, and telepsychiatry.
6% of the e-therapy
group lost their eating disorder diagnosis while none of the control participants did.
Patients' Mean Reduction In BITE Scores E-Therapy
(n = 70) Controls (n = 27) Severity 1.
Full of case studies and examples of active programs that deliver mental health information and therapy via new media, E-Therapy
offers firsthand accounts of the potential and risks of recent trends in "distance therapy" and "telepsychiatry.
In the near future students may wish to create their own e-therapy
practices, and others will have to make decisions about using e-therapy
as a possible referral source for clients.