Not a soft(ware) profession at all! Some thoughts on the systemic relational psychotherapy and web communication

Author/s Gianmarco Manfrida, Valentina Albertini
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2014/3 Language Italian
Pages 18 P. 15-32 File size 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, Una professione per niente soft(ware). Considerazioni sulla pratica relazionale attraverso nuovi canali di comunicazione in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 3/2014, pp 15-32, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2014-003002