Using computers to support cognitive behavioural therapy: perspectives of clinicians and service users with intellectual disabilities

This qualitative study, using semi-structured interviews and thematic analysis, explored the perspectives of service users, as well as of clinicians who work therapeutically with people with Intellectual Disabilities (IDs) about using computers in therapy

The emerging themes from the study may serve as a starting point for generating hypotheses and building a framework to inform the development and evaluation of computerised interventions for this population.

The findings of this study suggest that computer programs can potentially be used to assess readiness for therapy, improve knowledge and understanding, help skills development and practice, and facilitate many aspects of the therapeutic process, especially engagement, motivation, communication and relationships. 

The study final report can be found below.
Helen Sutherland,
23 Feb 2017, 06:14