Secured Internet-Mediated Psychotherapy With Psychiatry Patients
This is the second phase (Phase B) of the main project "Bank for Thoughts", which has the following aims:
- Improvement of software for secured (encrypted and access-controlled) asynchronous text-based communication within health services. (Adjustments for use in psychiatry.)
- Open clinical trials with Internet-mediated psychotherapy or counselling in out-patient child and adolescent psychiatry.
- Development of indications and precautions for text-based Internet-mediated psychotherapy.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Secured Internet-Mediated Psychotherapy With Psychiatry Patients. Software Improvement, Clinical Trials and Development of Clinical Precautions|
|Study Start Date:||January 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This phase (Phase B) concentrates on qualitative evaluation of open clinical single case trials using asynchronous Internet-mediated text-dialogue for psychotherapeutic purposes.
Single patients in differing treatment phases, conditions, age and sex categories are interviewed after using Internet-contact as a supplementary tool in psychotherapy. Their therapists are interviewed as well.
The purpose is systematically gathering single-case experiences with the tool, to build a hypothesis for research and preliminary guidelines for experimental clinical use of Internet-mediated psychotherapy.
|Child Psychiatry Department, Levanger Hospital|
|Levanger, Norway, N-7600|
|Child Psychiatry Department, St. Olav Hospital, Orkdal Site|
|Orkanger, Norway, N-7230|
|Study Director:||Tormod Rimehaug, Asst. Prof.||Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Neuroscience, Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health|