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Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 263–267 | Cite as

Therapeutic Uses of the WebCam in Child Psychiatry

  • Susan Chlebowski
  • Wanda Fremont
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Abstract

Objective

The authors provide examples for the use of the WebCam as a therapeutic tool in child psychiatry, discussing cases to demonstrate the application of the WebCam, which is most often used in psychiatry training programs during resident supervision and for case presentations.

Method

Six cases illustrate the use of the WebCam in individual and family therapy.

Results

The WebCam, used during individual sessions, can facilitate the development of prosocial skills. Comparing individual WebCam video sessions can help to evaluate the effectiveness of medication and progress in therapy.

Conclusion

The WebCam has proven to be useful in psycho-education, facilitating communication, and treating children and families. The applications of this technology may include cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral, and group therapy.

Keywords

Virtual Reality Social Skill Academic Psychiatry Child Psychiatry Pervasive Developmental Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept of Psychiatry and Dept. of Child PsychiatrySUNY UpstateSyracuse

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