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Not a soft(ware) profession at all! Some thoughts on the systemic relational psychotherapy and web communication
Journal Title: PSICOBIETTIVO 
Author/s: Gianmarco Manfrida, Valentina Albertini 
Year:  2014 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  18 Pg. 15-32 FullText PDF:  119 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSOB2014-003002
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Telephone, e-mail, text messages are some tools therapists use in order to communicate with patients. For systemic therapists even long distance communication implies a level of relationship in which relational and emotional elements also find expression. Technology can be an ally and therapists should use it in a professional and conscious way but the idea of building up a therapeutic setting entirely online, on the contrary, is dangerous: there is a risk of depersonalizing and disqualifying a process of care which, to be effective, needs a strong and specific personal relationship implying face-to-face contact.
Keywords: Online Psychotherapy; Relational Systemic Approach Online; Text Messages and Psychotherapy; E-mail and Psychotherapy; Clinical Case Online; Future of Psychotherapy.

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Gianmarco Manfrida, Valentina Albertini, Not a soft(ware) profession at all! Some thoughts on the systemic relational psychotherapy and web communication in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 3/2014, pp. 15-32, DOI:10.3280/PSOB2014-003002

   

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