Title: "Psychological intervention for post trauma victims supported by e-Health technologies"
         

DOI: 10.15224/978-1-63248-098-9-35
Page(s): 15 - 17
Authors: GEORGINA CARDENAS-LOPEZ

Abstract

The conditions of violence in which a significant number of children, women and men live is a dramatic landscape in today's world. In Mexico, violence as an everyday condition is redefined as a medium-long term problem for society. Exposure to criminal violence has caused considerable impact within the Mexican population generally, such situations have negative psychological outcomes in victims. Some of the disorders that have been the result of criminal acts are Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Adaptive Disorders (TA) and Pathological Mourning of Violent Death. In order to offer psychological interventions to this national problem, the School of Psychology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico developed a comprehensive program of mental care supported by latest generation technology with evidence-based psychological treatments.This paper describes initial results of the implementation in Mexico of psychotherapy on line and virtual reality e-health systems on trauma victims with psychological disorders resulting from criminal violence. It is expected that this strategies of care and service with next-generation technologies will motivate people to participate in self applied programs developed contextualized to society and culture. Data base from assessments, will strengthen psychological treatments based on evidence using advanced technologies that will allow to benefit more people, regardless of distance and social divisions that have long been an impediment to provide psychological services.