I'm not surprised that the youth were receptive to the video arrangement. They may have felt just a little removed from the counseling process, which might be a detriment in other situations.
I had a private counseling practice in Hartford, CT for 14 years which was based at an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), so most of my clients were from companies that we served. Since returning to my native Philadelphia a few years ago, I’ve decided that the time has come to integrate traditional counseling with the metaphysical and psychic work that I previously did only for fun.
Another venue where you might explore the use of video is in psychotherapy training programs. When I was training we used 2-way mirrors and audio tapes, that didn’t allow the observation of body language, which is so important in therapy. I think that’s one large advantage…you can be in remote locations and see those all important non-verbal cues.
On Ed's suggestion I read and was interested in your comment about video interventions for clinical work. This is something that has peaked my interest lately too. From what I've read your research indicates that it can be effective, but how receptive have your clients been to it?