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Therapists' experiences of conducting CBT online vis-á-vis face-to-face
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Denna uppsats utforskar olika terapeuters erfarenheter av att bedriva KBT på nätet respektive ansikte-mot-ansikte. Elva terapeuter deltog i semistrukturerade intervjuer, som analyseras tematiskt med en abduktiv ansats. Resultaten visade att terapeuterna såg ansikte-mot-ansikte-terapi som en starkare upplevelse än internetterapi, och den senare som mer manualbaserad men också innehållande mer arbetstidskontroll. Resultaten visade också att allians möjligen kan skapas lättare och snabbare i ansikte-mot-ansikte och att internetterapi är starkt beroende av klienternas inre motivation. De sista temana berörde fördelarna med hybridterapi och att båda terapiformerna attraherade olika klienter och terapeuter. Kliniska implikationer som bör undersökas är om arbete med internetterapi kan buffra terapeuters utmattning, samt huruvida terapiformen kan förbättras genom att bli mindre manualberoende för att bli lättare att individualisera.

Abstract [en]

This thesis explores therapists’ experiences of conducting CBT online and face-to-face. Eleven therapists partook in semi-structured interviews, which were thematically analysed using an abductive approach. The results indicate that the therapists viewed face-to-face-therapy as a stronger experience than internet-based CBT, and the latter as more manualised but providing more work-time control. They also showed that working alliance may be achieved faster and more easily in face-to-face-therapy and that internet-based CBT is heavily reliant on the intrinsic motivation of the clients. The final themes concerned the advantages of blended therapy and that both therapy forms appealed to different clients and therapists. Clinical implications in need of investigation are whether working with internet-based CBT might buffer therapist exhaustion, and whether this therapy form can be improved by becoming less manual dependant in order to be easier to individualise.

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Social Sciences Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100811OAI: diva2:794095
Subject / course
Examensarbete i psykologi
Educational program
Study Programme for University Diploma in Psychology
Available from: 2015-03-10 Created: 2015-03-10 Last updated: 2015-04-07Bibliographically approved

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