Challenges of Intervention

Challenges of Intervention
The proposed intervention involves accessing information on the World Wide Web on ways and procedures to prevent intrusive memories among people who experience PTSD. This form of intervention involves posting information on WWW about memory blockage. Information is posted on websites and access to the same may be facilitated through search engines.
One of the challenges associated with using the WWW to intervene is credibility. The WWW is open and this means that an extensive range of parties may post information on it as implied by Childress & Asamen (1998). While emphasis on the importance of credibility may be upheld through encouraging people to use websites developed and managed by psychologists, there are high chances of accessing unprofessional information. Clients therefore stand a higher chance of being misguided when they use the WWW. This challenge may be addressed by educating clients on website and information evaluation. This means that they should be educated on the importance of looking at the qualifications of the person/people who write the information, the person`s/people`s experience/s, academic and organizational institutions associated with the websites and information. Confirmation of credibility is imperative before the same is used.
The second challenge touches on impersonation of therapy. Psychotherapy is highly personal but using electronics to intervene in communication leads to impersonation and this may reduce effectiveness. As part of countering this challenge, it is suggested that the websites should be structured in ways that allow therapists to interact with clients by responding to any questions that they may have as suggested by Childress & Asamen (1998).
Childress, C. & Asamen, J. K. (1998). The emerging relationship of psychology and the internet: proposed guidelines for conducting internet intervention research. Ethics & Behavior, 8(1), 19-35.