Hands-on Help: Computer-aided Psychotherapy

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Psychology Press, 7 mei 2007 - 296 pagina's

Hands-on Help is a narrative review of the mushrooming field of computer-aided psychotherapy for mental health problems as a whole, from the time it began in the 1960’s through to the present day. The many types of computer-aided psychotherapy and how each might be accessed are detailed together with the pros and cons of such help and the functions it can serve. The authors review prevention as well as treatment.

The book describes and summarizes 97 computer-aided self-help systems in 175 studies according to the types of problem they aim to alleviate. These include phobic, panic, obsessive-compulsive and post-traumatic disorders, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sexual problems, smoking, alcohol and drug misuse, schizophrenia, insomnia, pain and tinnitus distress, and childhood problems such as encopresis, autism and asthma. Within each type of problem the systems are described according to whether they are used on the internet, CD-ROM, phone, handheld or other device. The final chapter shows how internet self-help systems with phone or email support allow clinics to become more virtual than physical. It also discusses methods of screening suitability and of supporting users, constraints to delivery, uptake and completion, cost-effectiveness, and the place of computer-aided self-help in healthcare provision.

This informative book will be essential reading for psychiatrists, psychologists and all other mental health professionals interested in broadening their understanding of computer-aided psychotherapy.

 

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Inhoudsopgave

Introduction
1
CP for phobicpanic disorder
23
CP for obsessivecompulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder
61
CP for general anxiety and emotional problems
73
CP for depression
85
CP for eating problems
109
CP for substance misuse
137
CP for miscellaneous adult problems pain tinnitus distress insomnia sexual problems schizophrenia
169
Synthesis
207
Conclusion
221
Search method
225
Availability and contacts for CP systems reviewed
229
CP references by clinical problem
235
References
239
Author index
257
Subject index
267

CP for problems in children and teenagers
187

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Over de auteur (2007)

Isaac M. Marks is Emeritus Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.

Kate Cavanagh is a chartered psychologist currently completing doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of Newcastle and Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust.

Lina Gega is Mental Health Lecturer, School of Medicine, Health Policy & Practice, University of East Anglia.

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