Now online: Counseling and Therapy in Video

Written by Jon Ritterbush, Electronic Resources Librarian

Counseling and Therapy in Video (CTIV) provides access to 285 online videos for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.  Videos may be browsed or keyword searched by therapy type, subject, and other criteria.  One of the best features of CTIV is the synchronized and searchable text transcript as shown below.

The synchronized transcript within Counseling and Therapy in Video (click to enlarge)
The synchronized transcript within Counseling and Therapy in Video (click to enlarge)

Using the transcript, users may read and jump ahead within a video in these two easy ways:

  • Click any word in the transcript to jump to that point in the video.
  • Conduct a transcript search in the Search box above the video pane, and use the hits shown in the transcript area to jump to that point in the video and transcript. (Note that you can search the transcript from the Quick and Advanced Search boxes as well.)

Static URLs or persistent hyperlinks are available for each video, perfect for addition to Blackboard course pages.  Users may also create and share their own playlists of full-length videos or video clips within the CTIV site.   Many videos also include teaching guides.  The “Help” page for the CTIV collection provides complete instructions on these options.

This new online resource is available from the Library’s listing of “Databases & E-Resources” in the alphabetical list (under “C”) and under these four subject categories:

  • Communication Disorders
  • Education (K-12)
  • Psychology and Counseling
  • Social Work

The  collection is optimized for use with the following web browsers: Internet Explorer 7 or higher or Firefox 3 or higher.  As is the case with YouTube, the free browser plug-in, Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher, is also required to view these videos.