Indicator of Change

Meet your new therapist - your understanding computer



Sheila Moorcroft


Business Futures

First Published

January 2002




Sheila Moorcroft




United Kingdom

Indicator of ChangeBeating the blues – a computer therapy system using systematic questioning combined with acted out case studies is proving extremely effective and simple to use to treat depression and negative thought/ behaviour patterns. ‘real’ counsellors and therapists are always available if needed, but they anticipate that soon patients could treat themselves from home with email support.
Potential SignificancePerceived increased privacy is a major aspect of this system’s success: a major constraint in getting it to people’s homes is bandwidth. .
    With the current interest in e-learning what other areas such as review interviews, performance assessments, counselling etc would benefit from increased privacy?
      A related item on young people’s use of the web for health : A Kaiser Family Foundation report on the Web shows that young people use the web for health information on a regular basis. Not only that they prefer the web because of privacy and confidentiality and more than half trust the info they find.. Many have also changed behaviour as a result of the information found.
        Half looked for info on specific diseases; weight loss, drugs, alcohol and violence and mental health were other key areas.
          ScannerSheila Moorcroft, BFN UKDateJan 16 2002
          Keywords LinksHealth; privacy; e-learning; advice; life by proxy; help tech; Ref No.99

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