Every field today is directly or indirectly influenced by computers. Let’s discuss about a field which is not been significantly influenced by computers yet. One such field is Psychotherapy.
What is Psychotherapy? How is it a important human endeavor?
“The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.”
[pic] ALBERT EINSTEIN.
The above words explain the importance of morality in any one’s life. Psychotherapy deals with treatment of mental and emotional disorders through the use of psychological techniques designed to encourage communication of conflicts and insight into problems, with the goal being relief of symptoms, changes in behavior leading to improved social and vocational functioning, and personality growth.
The reason why Psychotherapy has not yet been significantly influenced by computers is it deals with emotional disorders and inner balance of a human being that can’t be really understood by a computer. The goal of psychotherapy is to create awareness.
USE OF COMPUTERS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY:
• Computers are used in the treatment of childhood psychiatric disorder using software that mimics the human-human therapeutic relationship. Computer developed games are used in child psychiatry to understand issues like impulse control of the individual, long term planning.
• Children and adults with attention deficit disorder can benefit from a computerized cognitive training system. The children who performed well in the training showed improved behavior.
• Individuals with emotional and behavioral problems can be benefited by making use of a program which is designed to encourage expression.
• To help children with communication difficulties a program was designed which uses...
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