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Confronting the Challenges of Therapy Online : A Pilot Project

  title={Confronting the Challenges of Therapy Online : A Pilot Project},
  author={Dan Mitchell},
The number of counselling services delivered via the Internet is growing rapidly. Several advantages of Internet-based counselling services as compared with traditional methods have been identified. However, the behavioural health community has also raised many concerns. These concerns focus on a lack of ethical standards, an absence of procedural protocols, and a dearth of evidence to support the effectiveness of online counselling. The authors therefore initiated a pilot project to devise a… 

Cybertherapy or psychobabble? A mixed methods study of online emotional support

Despite practitioners' concerns relating to misinterpretation, misrepresentation and the lack of non-verbal cues, online conversations are shown to span a greater variety of topics and focus on more sensitive issues than verbal sessions.

Disposition of students to online counselling: The Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigerian experience

An online guidance and counselling services was established at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in December, 2010. This study was designed to examine the undergraduates’ disposition to the online

The effectiveness of psychosocial online interventions for cancer patients after initial treatment. A review of the literature.

It is concluded that a limited number of psychosocial interventions is offered to cancer survivors and CBT seems to be the means of choice as the underlying approach of structured Psychosocial online interventions for cancer survivors.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Therapist- Assisted Internet Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Program for Women with Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) impacts up to 15% of Canadian women following childbirth. The debilitating disorder not only impacts the woman, but also is related to shortand long-term consequences of

Initial Evaluation of the Cyber-Counseling Objective Structured Clinical Examination

Objectives: This study developed and validated the Cyber-Counseling Objective Structured Clinical Examination (COSCE), a method and tool used to assess the competence level of trainees and

Development and Initial Evaluation of the Cyber-Counseling Objective Structured Clinical Examination (COSCE)

Objectives: This study developed and validated the Cyber-Counseling Objective Structured Clinical Examination (COSCE), a method and tool used to assess the competence level of trainees and

Overcoming the absence of tone and non-verbal elements of communication in text-based cybercounselling.

The Presence Techniques are described, developed and used in text-based cybercounselling for more than a decade and their use and effectiveness are explored.

Use of Face-to-Face Assessment Methods in E-Learning—An Example of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Test

There were identified differences between undergraduate students and practicing assistant pharmacists in assessing patients’ health problems and providing corresponding counseling, which points to the need to implement the continuous development of patient-centered counseling techniques in the lifelong learning of pharmacists and theneed to use innovative digital solutions, if applicable.

Online Counseling as an Alternative to Mental Health Asisstance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Masyarakat dunia termasuk Indonesia sedang berjuang melawan wabah COVID-19 yang secara resmi oleh WHO dinyatakan sebagai pandemi global. Masifnya penyebaran COVID-19 mengharuskan pemerintah

The Role of Tele-Mental Health in Therapy for Couples in Long-Distance Relationships

The use of Skype in therapy with couples in long distance relationships will be explored, the current state of the literature on Internet based psychotherapeutic interventions and the ethical considerations associated with this type of treatment will be addressed.



Using the Internet to assist family therapy

An evaluation of the use of the written word in recently developed family therapies lends support to theUse of the Internet as a means of facilitating therapeutic family communications between remote members.

The Ethical Practice of WebCounseling.

Abstract The emergence of on-line counselling services for addressing problems ranging from poor self-esteem, stressful relationships and addictions raises serious ethical concerns in this new


Use of the telephone as a communication medium for engaging families in the therapy process and the possible future impact of advanced telephone-related communication technology on family therapy are explored.

When writing helps to heal: E-mail as therapy

Abstract A new form of therapy termed therap-e-mail, developed by the authors for use in their Internet-based counselling service Therapy Online, is explained. Two major challenges that have been

Ethical and professional issues in computer-assisted therapy.

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Will the disadvantaged ride the information highway? Hopeful answers from a computer‐based health crisis system

While much research on new communication technologies has warned that disadvantaged groups will make less use of empowering information, doing anything about it will require distinguishing between

cyberspace: new place for counselor supervision

When first introduced to counselors, computers were viewed as magnificent, albeit mysterious, machines that promised to expedite routine clerical tasks and offer students innovative learning

Intimacy and computer communication

Abstract The relationship between intimacy and communication which uses computer technology is addressed. Definitions of intimacy are considered, and the nature of intimate conversations which use

Counseling on the Information Highway: Future Possibilities and Potential Problems

Current experience with computer networks, counseling applications, and the likely features of the future information highway provides a foundation for exploring the potential benefits and limitations of using this technology in counseling.

Mental health counselling and the internet

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