Social work practice in the digital age: therapeutic e-mail as a direct practice methodology.

@article{Mattison2012SocialWP,
  title={Social work practice in the digital age: therapeutic e-mail as a direct practice methodology.},
  author={Marian Mattison},
  journal={Social work},
  year={2012},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={249-58}
}
The author addresses the risks and benefits of incorporating therapeutic e-mail communication into clinical social work practice. Consumer demand for online clinical services is growing faster than the professional response. E-mail, when used as an adjunct to traditional meetings with clients, offers distinct advantages and risks. Benefits include the potential to reach clients in geographically remote and underserved communities, enhancing and extending the therapeutic relationship and… CONTINUE READING

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