Blog: Skype Therapy with Elderly Homebound Adults

Using the internet to treat clients is a relatively new idea. Most professions do not have statues about it and insurance companies will not reimburse for it.


Hopefully with new research this will change.


A recent article by Tim Green on the University of Austin Texas, website chronicles the story of a social worker with Meals on Wheels recently set up a pilot study to test her theory that therapy via Skype could effectively help a population that was not being reached. Those adults 65 and older who are home bound.
During contact with clients a screening tool was administered for depression. Later 65 of these home bound depressed adults were provided with dell laptops preloaded with Skype.

Licensed therapists utilized a short term cognitive based therapy called PST. This therapy aims to help understand their emotions, develop new coping skills and do set a plan in motion to help them move forward with new problem solving skills. This was simply delivered in six sessions via Skype with 6 follow up phones sessions.

The agencies that license professionals warn against internet therapy for fear it is ineffective, technology is unreliable, or somehow the confidentiality of the sessions are less secure. They have been slow to move forward on adopting guidelines or doing research on the effectiveness of it.

However, this study suggests that those clients that received internet therapy had results on par with those who have face to face therapy. Clients who received only phone consults without the visual components did not show the same improvement.

People who are depressed and anxious are often unable to physically come to an office for therapy. They may be too frightened or impaired by their anxiety, or they may lack the physical energy to do so. Internet therapy is a viable option for this group, and this and other studies are beginning to show its effectiveness.
The participants did not describe any trouble with the technology and seemed excited to have the opportunity to receive help for this crippling disease.

http://www.utexas.edu/know/2012/02/06/homebound_adults_depression/

Comments for Blog: Skype Therapy with Elderly Homebound Adults

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 02, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Skype Therapy NEW
by: Anonymous


We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site provided us with valuable information to work on. You've done a formidable job and our whole community will be thankful to you.
Abbott

Oct 26, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
beestessays NEW
by: Anonymous

Internet had changed our life and we can see much effect of internet on our lives. Social media and custom written papers are very famous for time pass but we can get a lot of benefits also by that.

Oct 20, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Blog NEW
by: Anonymous

I really like it.I was checking constantly this blog and I'm impressed!
Cheap Cars For Teenagers

Sep 30, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Skype Therapy with Elderly NEW
by: Anonymous


We're a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with valuable info to work on. You have done a formidable job and our entire community will be grateful to you.


Alex



Sep 23, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Good post NEW
by: Mrs. Augustus Kozey

Hi! You have an amazing niche site!
May I ask to do a favor for me, please? I also have a site (about Buy) and it will be great if I cound share one of your article on my blog.

Is it possible? I will link for you as an author! Thanks for answering!

Sep 15, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Therapy NEW
by: Chester

Tim Green on the University of Austin Texas very helpful social work for many people’s dell laptop use online to Skype follow instruction therapy with elderly home bound adults unique plat foam.
house removals

Sep 15, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Nice NEW
by: Jackson

This website is truly quality information shared everyone. I would like to say that this therapy is great.
heavy duty gym flooring

Jul 30, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
True information is shared NEW
by: Vargas

Online education have many benefit after getting online degree you can join different career for earning in the field of computer science. You can upgrade your career with latest technologies. Our college paper writers is deeply involved in your writing with the help of our top-quality services.

Jun 14, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Good post NEW
by: Ervin Greenfelder

Hello! Many thanks for your site!
Could you help me, please? I want to share your article on my site Costummer is it possible?

I will link for you as an author! Thanks for answering!

Jun 12, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Good post NEW
by: Monserrat Gaylord

Hi! First of all, thanks for your site! You have really great articles! May I ask to do a favor for me, please?
I would like to advertise my new project Costummer on your site, I really love your content and articles and will pay you the amount you want.
I prefer banner ads, but if you could suggest other ways I will gladly review it, please, answer me!

Thank you!

Feb 04, 2013
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
beatiful! NEW
by: skype indir

this is an application used for many years. and also the purchase of a big company like Microsoft to bring innovation looks like.

http://www.cokozel.com.tr/program/skype

Feb 17, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
What if you schedule a Skype counseling with client and he doesn't call ? NEW
by: Anonymous

You can conduct your meetings more efficiently and productively wirh mexper marketplace

Meet your clients for a scheduled video meetings that are paid directly to your PayPal !

Both experts and clients can propose meeting to each other and once expert confirms and client preapprve the payment, the meeting is booked at your card calendars !

Watch our tutorial video to understand meetings advanced options as absence\cancellation policy.

Our site tracks both client and expert implementation of the pre agreed meeting to decide on the final charge.

You can also upload or record video lectures with your requested price for clients permission to watch it.

The site charge only 8.5% percent of each expert meeting or video transaction.

You can open as many expert cards as needed to your free business account.


V Open expert cards

V Get meeting proposals from clients

V Get client's requests that match your expertise

V Propose meetings to client's requests


www.mexper.com





Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Depression News or Commentary.

[?]Subscribe to Updates to the Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Add to My MSN
  • Subscribe with Bloglines

© charlotte-anxiety-and-depression-treatment.com 2012-2017