Effectiveness of remote psychological intervention

Effectiveness of remote psychological intervention :

Effectiveness of remote psychological intervention : The circumstances of the Corona epidemic (Coved 19) have brought us to new challenges, as many professions and social activities have a duty to provide their services remotely, as is the case with the school education field. One of the areas that must keep pace with this is the field of psychological intervention so that it can follow up on its previous tasks, on the one hand, and on the other hand to deal with the negative psychological effects of the period of quarantine on citizens, as it is a situation that they have not previously entrusted and requires psychological strategies for confrontation. Can psychological intervention take place remotely? Is this procedure effective at the level of therapeutic outcomes?

In fact, there are a few scientific studies that have tried to study the effectiveness of internet-based psychotherapy (remotely), and there are few clinical trials that have compared face-to-face psychotherapy with Internet-based psychotherapy. Of these studies, four will be read out, taking into account their chronology.

Read in experimental studies

The first study (Kessler and al, 2009) showed that despite the strong argument made by cognitive behavioral therapy but remained unavailable to everyone, in the sense that the advocate for this study was trying to look for possibilities to connect this service to the largest possible category, so several programs were established to develop access to these services remotely and to prove the effectiveness of this was conducted a study on 297 people who scored more than 14 on the Beck scale for depression BDI-II, among these groups, 149 of whom were randomly selected, 149 of whom were randomly selected, among these groups, 149 were randomly selected, among the 149 groups. They then underwent a teletherapy program, and the criterion for efficacy was that depression rates in this sample should drop to less than 10 on BDI-II within four months of cognitive-behavioral therapy. The results were as follows, with 38% of cases receiving rates below 10 on BDI-II within four months, and 42% taking eight months to achieve that standard. Through these results, it can be said that cognitive-behavioral therapies are effective when they are presented .

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The second study (Ragnhild, 2013) focused on assessing the effectiveness and acceptance of online psychological intervention for a sample of people with depression and mild and moderate anxiety, which included 106 cases between the ages of 18 and 65 who received Internet-supported cognitive behavioral therapy, and underwent BDI-II antidepressants, HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and a measure of life satisfaction, before and after treatment. The results showed a decline in the degrees of depression and anxiety in participants d, as well as significant satisfaction with the program, leading the study to conclude that this type of program is effective for depression, anxiety, and life satisfaction.

The third study (Wagner and Al, 2014) attempted to make a clinical comparison between internet-based depression treatment with face-to-face therapy according to the cognitive-behavioral approach, with 62 participants with depressive disorder, 32 respondents receiving cognitive behavioral therapy remotely, while the rest (30 individuals) received the same treatment.


Through this presentation, the effectiveness of the provision of remote psychological therapies – especially the Internet-based on cognitive-behavioral approaches has been demonstrated, and subjecting other therapeutic approaches to the same studies remains a scientific model for the dissemination of these abstracts. Subjecting other tools to remote communication such as a phone will also be important. Generally, it can be said that remote psychological intervention is effective compared to face-to-face intervention, sometimes with a preference for remote technology, because the sample is available on digital supports (ration recordings) to which participants were able to return, enabling them to overcome the periods of relapse and maintain the stability of their psychological state and stabilize the results of therapeutic classes.

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prepared by Dr .Nabil Chekkouh