Alternatively, you can work briefly with clients between meetings. This can amplify the effect of therapy, which means that clients engage more easily and make better progress between session activities. Having contact with a patient via email or text to explore the mechanisms of change is one way to do this. If you experience this, it`s always a good idea to use a clear work phone or email address and have clear expectations about when you`ll respond to your messages. While remote work includes different technologies and specific dilemmas, the underlying therapeutic aspects of compassion, care and professional behaviour, as well as the provision of evidence-based quality therapy, apply. If you have any questions or concerns about the above questions, please let me know. I would also like to ask you to read the „Data Protection” page on my website. This describes how I use information I keep about you. Please inform me if you have any questions before giving your consent for your data to be treated in this way by signing this therapy contract.

Make sure you feel competent in the environment where you offer therapy. Make sure you have the supervision of a therapist experienced in online therapy and/or peer supervision from colleagues who have proposed it regularly. Look for training in managing dilemmas related to online therapy. If you haven`t used online therapy yet, you can first practice using the platform with a friend or family member. Allow extra time before a session to register if you are less familiar with the technology. Therapy requires a relationship of trust, and while I can encourage you to challenge and challenge well-established ways of thinking and acting, I will do so from an attitude of non-judgment and acceptance. However, our relationship will be limited to therapy, so we will not have contact outside of these sessions, except to make appointments. If we want to meet somewhere, I will try not to recognize you first if you do not want to explain to other people who I am. Consistent with the goal of providing evaluations of the basic strategies and principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (Albano, 2003), this article is devoted to a debate on the philosophy, elements and potential benefits of treatment contracts. Treatment is discussed to formalize the goals, responsibilities and strategies to be used in treatment by therapists, patients and the patient support network. In particular, we discuss the potential value of contracts to increase motivation and resolve adaptive behaviours of patients, particularly in times of high stress or risk, when these behaviours are most needed.

We also discuss how treaties can serve as an agreement to represent the interests of patients who, in an emergency, may not take the appropriate measures. We offer an example of a treatment contract for use in adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (TMS). This contract focuses most directly on improving motivation for self-supply processing and production and is part of an information sheet detailing common models in the PTSD. It is also important to make it clear that CBT therapy online is CBT not just an online chat or phone chat. Therapists should focus solely on the therapy session and not multitasking other things; z.B. search for CBT resources during the session or reading material at the same time as the session. Our sessions will be 50 minutes and usually weekly, but it may be appropriate to organize sessions more or less frequent depending on the stage of therapy.