ORIGINS OF THERAPY GROUND
Originating in 1994, Interactive Home Therapy is based on extensive interactive computer therapy, theory and technique developed by Interactive Home Therapy Specialists. The computer screen creates the ideal blank screen that classical psychoanalysts attempt to create by obscuring the analyst behind the couch. Imposing the analysts presence on the client would contaminate free association of the clients thoughts. The computer screen eliminates the verbal and physical presence of the therapist and is the ultimate tool for projection of pure unconscious wishes, drives and transferences for psychodynamic analysis.
Not only does Interactive Home Therapy maximize psychodynamic therapeutic potential, the written language on computers allows unparalleled detail and precision for optimal cognitive analysis.
Another psychiatric tool that Interactive Home Therapy utilizes is group therapy. One major advantage of group therapy is development of interpersonal relational skill. Clients receive feedback from people with different viewpoints, as well as those already having grown from similar experiences. The client receives ideas, suggestions, and practical experience from many different people, not just one "booksmart" therapist. Your improvement is challenged in this social setting to assure true growth along with personal insight. There are several drawbacks with typical group therapy especially in areas of patient confidentiality and safety which prevent necessary freedom of expression. Interactive Home Therapy eliminates these stumbling blocks, and maximizes the advantages of group therapy.
There are many situations in traditional therapy where having an open, honest and trusting relationship with the therapist is not the treatment goal, yet in that therapeutic setting it does not feel safe or comfortable to reveal ones self. And in truth, it may not be practical or safe to reveal certain things, much less work through troubling and conflicting issues.