A. Dores, Portugal

Polytechnic Institute of Porto School of Health
Artemisa R Dores is a Professor at the Polytechnic of Porto, School of Health (ESS - P. Porto), where she is integrated since 2000. She is a visiting professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP) and at the Health Sciences Institute of the Catholic University. She is the Coordinator of the scientific area of Social and Human Sciences, and Coordinator of the Postgraduation of Neurological Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury among other positions in the management bodies of the Faculty. She is member of the Rehabilitation Research Center (P. Porto-ESS and FPCEUP) and of the Neuropsychophysiology Laboratory (FPCEUP), in which she coordinates the research line “behavioral addictions”. She was member of the European project “THERAPY 2.0 - Counselling and Therapeutic Interactions with Digital Natives” (ERASMUS +), member of the project “COST CA16207, European Network for Problematic Usage of the Internet” and of the e-health group of the Order of the Portuguese Psychologists. Member of the supervisory board of the Portuguese Society of Neuropsychology (SNPsy). Member of the International College of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS). Her main research interests are neurocognitive rehabilitation, digital technologies, pathological gambling/gaming and clinical communication.

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Symposium: Behavioral Addictions During Social-distancing for the COVID-19 Pandemic (ID 82) No Topic Needed

Digital Technologies for Psychological Intervention: The Use of Web-based Tools During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
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Channel 7
Lecture Time
08:00 - 08:17
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Introduction: During the COVID-19 lockdown, digital technologies make it possible to maintain psychological counseling and therapy sessions. However, comparing with in-person sessions, such at-distance interventions might represent important differences regarding the therapeutic atmosphere and its effects.
Objectives: This study aimed at inspecting psychologists’ views and changes in practice related with the COVID-19 lockdown, namely regarding the use of digital technologies.

Methods: During the mandatory lockdown, 108 psychologists responded to an online survey that was sent via mailing lists, social networks and through the Portuguese Psychologists Association. The survey was developed for the purposes of this study.

Results: Many psychologists were able to maintain their sessions during the lockdown period by using web-based tools. However, they recognized the need for additional precautions in their at-distance practice, comparing to in-person interventions. Nevertheless, they considered the experience of using such technologies in clinical practice as positive. It ensured clients’ adherence with positive results. Psychologists with more years of experience maintained their sessions more, but professionals with an average number of years of experience displayed more favorable views regarding the use of web-based tools in counseling and therapy.

Conclusions: Future professional practice can be guided by the experiences that psychologists have gained during the lockdown period, namely toward improving and promoting the replication of the best at distance practices.

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Symposium: Behavioral Addictions During Social-distancing for the COVID-19 Pandemic (ID 82) No Topic Needed

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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Channel 7
Lecture Time
09:08 - 09:28