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Top tips for psychological sessions delivered by video call for adult patients

The British Psychological Society has published a new document for adults receiving therapy using video technology.

29 July 2020

Digital solutions for therapy have become more common due to social distancing measures during the Covid-19 pandemic, and are likely to continue to be used frequently in the future.

While video therapy is different to a face-to-face session, it can be just as useful, and is often a more accessible option for people.

The guidance, produced by the Digital Healthcare Sub-committee of our Division of Clinical Psychology, gives tips for people to get the most out of digital sessions with their therapist.

These include tips on building trust and feeling comfortable enough to disclose difficult things, as well as practical tips on what to do if the connection fails.

Download the document