Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Wright, J. H., Katz, M. and Tamas, R. L. 2010. Computer-Assisted Psychotherapy. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Computer-assisted psychotherapy (CAT) can be defined as psychotherapy that utilizes a computer program to deliver a significant part of the treatment or uses computer tools to assist the work of the therapist. Clinician involvement usually includes screening, supervision, and support of program uses, and it may, in some applications, involve an integrated human-computer team method of delivery. The amount of therapist time spent in CAT has varied in different studies, but is typically reduced considerably from the amounts used in standard psychotherapy.
Keywords: psychotherapy; technology; computer therapy