Philip H. Friedman, Ph.D, John Freedom, CEHP
Please Note: This article is a follow-up to my previous article on psychotherapy with two patients with COVID-19 (Friedman, 2022, June): http://www.societyforpsychotherapy.org/a-practice-based-evidence-approach-pre-during-and-post-covid-19-during-psychotherapy
In this article we discuss the use of a digital assessment and tracking approach to monitor changes in affect, emotional stability, depression, anxiety, happiness, life balance, beliefs, spiritual awakening, the working alliance, outcome, and benefits of psychotherapy. Using the online assessment systems developed by Pragmatic Tracker (PT) and Blueprint (BP), two clients were assessed weekly, showing significant changes pre, during, and post COVID-19. The clients were monitored during therapy for 15 weeks; it took about nine weeks to recover to pre COVID-19 scores. Graphs in the article show these changes, which can be seen on the Pragmatic Tracker (PT) and Blueprint (BP) websites by clinicians. A variety of interventions following an ICBEST (integrative, cognitive, behavioral, energy, spiritual therapy) model were used.