Los nuevos desarrollos tecnológicos aplicados al tratamiento psicológico

  1. Wenceslao Peñate Castro
  2. María José Roca Sánchez
  3. Tasmania del Pino Sedeño
Acta Colombiana de Psicología

ISSN: 1909-9711

Year of publication: 2014

Volume: 17

Issue: 2

Pages: 91-101

Type: Article

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DOI: 10.14718/ACP.2014.17.2.10 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor


The impact of new technologies has reached almost all human development. In the case of clinical psychology, has meant new advances in the understanding, assessment and treatment of various psychological problems and disorders. In this paper, four developments that have had a major expansion are reviewed: Internet-based psychological treatment, the use of virtual reality, neurofeedback, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. First, each technique or procedure is briefly presented. Then, its application to specific problems, its advantages and disadvantages are described. Finally, the development of these resources and the need to continue providing knowledge is discussed. These advances will improve their effectiveness and efficiency, according to types of patients, specific disorders, and to avoid side-effects.

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