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Research for Remote Therapy and Tele-counselling

As a therapist that works exclusively remotely, I wanted to create a condensed post discussing some of the research on remote therapy (often referred to as Tele Counseling in the academic literature). Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic, people have questioned whether doing psychotherapy remotely is as effective as in-person.

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How Therapists Can Optimize Remote Therapy for Their Clients

Remote therapy can sometimes get a bad reputation for failing to capture the “true essence” of in-person therapy. There is validity to this argument, and I do accept that remote therapy can never be the same as in-person. However, I also think that a lot of remote therapy setups just aren’t optimized, and if there were to be, the experience would be significantly improved for both clients and therapists.

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Uninvolved Parenting Explained

Uninvolved parenting practices continuous emotional detachment between the children and parents. It is hands-off, providing only the necessities like food, clothing, and shelter, while essentially expecting children to fend for themselves in terms of structure and emotional support. Parents are uninterested in their child’s school life and interests.

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Parallel Parenting Vs. Co-Parenting

Parallel parenting is a parenting approach where each parent will raise their child according to their own rules and guidelines. There is limited communication between parents confined to necessary interactions only. Co-parenting is a method where parents work together to raise their children in a stable and healthy environment, albeit under 2 roofs.

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Disadvantages of Remote Therapy and Online Counseling

I’m a big fan of remote work and remote therapy but there are still disadvantages to remote therapy and Tele counseling services that are worth discussing and bringing attention to. Some of these disadvantages can be “improved”, and are inherent to the therapist’s or client’s “less than optimal” setup. But, as I will discuss, some of them are not.

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What Is Coercive Parenting?

Coercive parenting is harsh parental conduct that includes criticizing, intimidating, beating, screaming, and psychological control to compel a child’s obedience. Negative orders, verbal abuse, blatant acts of rage, and physical abuse are also common among coercive (or authoritarian) parents.

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Is Remote Therapy Effective? [Pros & Cons & HOW to OPTIMIZE]

As we continue in the “post-pandemic” world, adopting and adapting technology, wherever possible, to make remote work more accessible and efficient, one of the areas that continues to be scrutinized is therapy. Whether we’re using terms like remote therapy, online therapy, e-counselling, e-therapy, telepsychology, tele-counselling, or teletherapy, we’re talking about the same thing: psychotherapy for … Read more

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