Technological adjuncts to enhance current psychotherapy practices: a review

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Clough, Bonnie A. and Casey, Leanne M.. 2011. "Technological adjuncts to enhance current psychotherapy practices: a review." Clinical Psychology Review. 31 (3), pp. 279-292. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2010.12.008
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Technological adjuncts to enhance current psychotherapy practices: a review

ERA Journal ID6185
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsClough, Bonnie A. (Author) and Casey, Leanne M. (Author)
Journal TitleClinical Psychology Review
Journal Citation31 (3), pp. 279-292
Number of Pages14
Year2011
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0272-7358
1873-7811
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2010.12.008
Web Address (URL)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21382535
Abstract

Although there are several of reviews of technology in psychology, none to date has focused on technological adjuncts for improving traditional face to face therapy. However, examination of response, adherence, and dropout rates suggests there is considerable scope for improving traditional face to face services. The purpose of this paper was to examine technological adjuncts used to enhance psychotherapy practice. This review focused only on those technologies designed to supplement or enhance traditional therapy methods. Adjuncts designed to reduce direct therapist contact or change the medium of communication were not included. Adjuncts reviewed were mobile phones, personal digital assistants, biofeedback and virtual reality. Limitations in the current literature and directions for future research were identified and discussed. This review provides a comprehensive examination of the way in which adjunctive technologies may be incorporated into face to face therapy.

Keywordstechnology; adherence; compliance; dropout; engagement; momework
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520399. Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
420313. Mental health services
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Byline AffiliationsGriffith University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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