Video conferencing with therapists was something most patients thought only existed in the movies but now online communication is a growing wave in the mental-health counseling field.
Studies are revealing that depressed individuals who have anxiety about going to therapy sessions can now benefit from video and phone therapy sessions.
In one study about 163 depressed subjects that received 18 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy by video and phone, tremendously avoided dropping out of therapy than those who only participated in face to face therapy in a psychologist’s office.
Researchers believe video therapy sessions can be just as effective as in-person therapy because Doctors can still observe patients’ physical and verbal reactions to therapy, even if patients have to move across the country.
Dr. Mary Alvord, President-elect of the American Psychological Association Media Psychology Division and practicing therapist in Bethesda, Maryland believes TeleTherapy is a great option for Doctors and patients alike because therapists’ clinical training or skill level quality does not dissipate just because it is delivered through the Internet or Telecommunication. Therapists like Dr.Alvord are still able to sense body language non-verbal cues to help understand patients even when not in the same room.
But best of all, video therapy sessions are about $20 lower than in-office sessions on average.
Dr. Alvord TeleTherapy sessions have been a tremendous success because Certified CIO implements quality Technical support for her video conferencing and Telecommunication systems. Dr. Alvord is determined to expand access to psychological care for patients who have considered it out of their reach.
She believes the best way to do this is to first establish a relationship with a patient and then use Teletherapy video and telephone sessions to spread out the duration of therapy.
With our technical support, Dr.Alvord virtually has no worries about her teletherapy sessions buffering and dropping connections. These issues interrupt therapy sessions and ruin momentum.
Follow Dr. Mary K. Alvord on Twitter @drmalvord.
Certified CIO services to clients, such as Dr. Alvord include:
If you need IT Technical services today, hire Certified CIO.
Certified CIO can help you stay connected. We will help you manage mobile Internet Hardware and Software support, Network and System Proactive monitoring, Network Services, Information Assurance, Off-site Backup, Web Design and more!
If you have any questions, contact Certified CIO by calling 443-283-0666 or click here today!
Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!
Source: Coping With Arthritis
For Depression, Phone Therapy Helps. But For How long?
As a Small Business Owner, there’s a good chance you will need assistance with your company’s technology needs to truly jump start your business success. Certified CIO is one of Microsoft’s Cert [ ... ]
We provide managed IT services in: Baltimore, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, South Eastern Pennsylvania, and Eastern Maryland.
Please call 443-283-0666 or email for more information and managed services.