Using Experiential Interventions With Distance Technology: Overcoming Traditional Barriers

Paul R. Springer, Adam Farero, Richard J. Bischoff, Nathan C. Taylor

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: Advances in technology have made tele-mental health an important solution and reality to address mental health disparities, especially among underserved regions in the U.S. In fact, the benefits of tele-mental health are varied, and have been shown to significantly reduce symptoms for a variety of mental disorders, including depression, PTSD and anger problems. While tele-mental health is equally effective as traditional face-to-face treatment in relation to symptom reduction and patient satisfaction, the medium limits how psychotherapy is conducted. To overcome these limitations therapists must accommodate how they provide therapy, which requires unique skills. This paper will introduce the application of experiential techniques as a way to engage patients and overcome the traditional barriers associated to delivering mental health via distance technology. Types of experiential interventions, as well as tips for using these interventions through tele-mental delivery will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-153
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Family Psychotherapy
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2 2016

Keywords

  • Distance therapy
  • experiential
  • interventions
  • technology
  • therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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