From Paper to Personalized Digital Forms: Technology in Psychotherapy
Source: Workshop on Interaction Design and Emotional Wellbeing at CHI2012, Austin, Texas (2012)
Abstract: Social competencies and skills training, a sub domain of psychotherapy, aimed at children and teenagers, promotes in-situ and exposure activities in which they have to complete tasks ranging from talking to someone to being in the vicinity of a specific place. The intrinsic nature of these activities and absence of technological support makes it difficult for therapists to actively monitor and motivate patients along with proactively intervene in special situations, affecting both the therapy process and results. This paper presents our research in a series of projects which aimed at providing technological support to in-situ group therapy. We present a toolset which facilitates the therapy process to both therapists and patients.