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How Technology Influences the Therapeutic Process: Evaluation of the Patient-Therapist Relationship in Augmented Reality Exposure Therapy and In Vivo Exposure Therapy.
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PMID:  23410820     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: New technologies have slowly become a part of psychologists' therapeutic office. However, many therapists still have doubts about the possibility of creating a good therapeutic relationship with patients in the presence of technology. Aims: This study evaluates the development of the therapeutic alliance in individuals with small animal phobia disorder who were treated with Augmented Reality Exposure Therapy or In Vivo Exposure Therapy. Method: Twenty-two participants received an intensive session of cognitive behavioural therapy in either a technology-mediated therapeutic context or in a traditional therapeutic context. Results: The results show no significant difference for the therapeutic alliance between two conditions. Conclusions: The results seem to show that technologies such as Augmented Reality do not represent a danger to negatively influence the therapeutic alliance.
Maja Wrzesien; Juana Bretón-López; Cristina Botella; Jean-Marie Burkhardt; Mariano Alcañiz; María Ángeles Pérez-Ara; Antonio Riera Del Amo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-1833     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Cogn Psychother     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-2-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9418292     Medline TA:  Behav Cogn Psychother     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain.
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