Telepsychology outcome research with children and adolescents: a review of the literature.


Using technology as a service medium has been touted as a potentially feasible and effective alternative and/or adjunct to in-person services. The telepsychology literature has given less attention to children and adolescents in comparison to adults. This review provides a summary and critique of the empirical research focused on psychological services provided to children and adolescents using three technology media (i.e., videoconferencing, Internet, and telephone). The evidentiary support for providing services with each of these media for a range of concerns is encouraging. The quantity and quality of research, however, both need to be enhanced to better understand how technology mediates the provision of youth services, as well as to elevate telepsychology within professional psychology. Future research and its subsequent impact on policy and practice are considered.

DOI: 10.1037/a0027607
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@article{Slone2012TelepsychologyOR, title={Telepsychology outcome research with children and adolescents: a review of the literature.}, author={Norah C. Slone and Robert Jeff Reese and Michael J. McClellan}, journal={Psychological services}, year={2012}, volume={9 3}, pages={272-92} }