With the threat of COVID-19, many jobs became home office and in many universities the teaching had to be readjusted to the online universe. Advances have been achieved in terms of digital transformation. Including the traditional psychological (or mental health) support services, which began to perform teletherapies, for example. Other tools include the use of apps, gamification, psychotherapy (or counseling) through social networks, including conversations (exclusively) in text or telephone assistance (audiocalls). Given this scenario, I would like to know about studies and evidence that indicate which of these modalities of therapeutic intervention has the best impact, for this specific target audience, university students.

  • $\begingroup$ Where have you seen psychotherapy conducted through social networks? This to me is highly unethical and would not be permitted by governing bodies. Online one-to-one sessions can be conducted ethically online but not through social networks $\endgroup$ – Chris Rogers Feb 11 at 8:58
  • $\begingroup$ Online therapy, also known as e-therapy, e-counseling, teletherapy, or cyber-counseling, involves the provision of mental health services and support over the Internet. This can occur through e-mail, text messaging, video conferencing, online chat, messaging, or telephone on the Internet. This does not mean doing therapy over Facebook, openly. But rather, using private chat $\endgroup$ – mxeliezer Feb 12 at 10:46
  • $\begingroup$ We know that some studies have stated that Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy can be as effective as traditional face-to-face cognitive-behavioral therapy in treating anxiety disorders. However, each country's professional association or council has its own ethical bylaws about online therapy and what limits should be observed. This is indeed a current and controversial topic. But one that has been increasingly well accepted. $\endgroup$ – mxeliezer Feb 12 at 10:47

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