cybertherapy

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cybertherapy

Providing therapeutic counseling for emotional issues via the Web. Also called "Internet therapy," "e-therapy," "online counseling" and "telepsychiatry," true cybertherapy is provided by credentialed mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and social workers.

Cybertherapy is generally not considered a complete substitute for face-to-face sessions; however, it provides immediate assistance where help is not close by or when in-person visits are not possible. The delivery methods are interactive text chat, email, video calling and voice over IP (VoIP). However, if video calling is the medium and a high-quality connection is used at both ends, cybertherapy with a qualified professional can be very effective. For a list of cybertherapy sites, visit www.metanoia.org.
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Held 143 family e-therapy sessions and 52 addiction family support groups.
In addition to their warm and cozy office in South Boca Raton, Florida, both therapists are certified in E-Therapy and can therefore work with clients all over the United States using video conferencing, phone, chat, text and even email.
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.
Apart from the earlier mentioned arguments, the reasons behind the necessity to discuss qualifications of an e-psychologist are, on one hand, survey results concerning opinions of various groups of people, including psychologists, about the significance of online psychological help in clinical practice and, on the other hand, alarming attitudes of some professionals who outwardly provide online psychological help or e-therapy and actually "experiment" with clients, trying to help without the use of professional background.
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.
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Entre los nuevos terminos no colocables y las alternativas propuestas encontramos: Adrenaline Receptors por Adrenergic Receptors; Child Abduction por Kidnapping; Convergent Validity por Test Validity; E-Therapy por Online Therapy; First Language por Native Language; Glutamate por Glutamic Acid; Job Stress por Occupational Stress; Medical Ethics por Bioethics; Psyche por Mind; Road Rage por Aggresive Driving Behavior; Social Anxiety Disorder por Social Phobia; Work Addiction por Workaholism.
Online counseling comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and names, from cyber-counseling to e-therapy, telehealth, and telepsychiatry.
The first three directories that we used were Metanoia: E-therapy Private Practices (www.
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