Treating young people with behavioral disorders can be pretty difficult, especially if they are suffering with complex issues. Therapists have been keeping busy in counseling through discussions and verbal engagements with their patients but it has mostly proved to be a hard job. Counseling happens to be time-consuming, full of obstacles and with snail-paced outcomes. Primarily, it is due to the reason that verbal conversations require attention, understanding, learning and retention from the receivers, who already have a behavioral problem to deal with.
Psychologists and clinicians need to adapt and add novel techniques to achieve better results in treating their patients. They should utilize ideas similar to the ones widely used in classrooms, seminars and other professional information media. This means they need to include visual aids with verbal communications like boards, easels, handouts, and most appropriately, computer systems to improve their usual psychotherapies. People differ in their types of learning – some may be better listeners, some readers, some may retain better from visuals and some may prefer performing things to learn. This general concept applies to adolescents with behavioral problems as well, and therefore, using computer-facilitated techniques with counseling is expected to make gigantic change in psychotherapies.
Adolescent Psychiatry journal has a research paper encompassing research on these ideas: Computer-facilitated Therapeutic Dialogue with Adolescents with Behavior Disorders