Online counseling: A primer for practioners

Abstract: 

The number of people with reliable access to the Internet has grown exponentially in recent years. With the advent of such connectivity, mental health counseling has expanded into the virtual realm by using online counseling as a means to facilitate the therapeutic relationship. Those in the field who are considering establishing or expanding their practice with the Internet have an obligation to fully explore and understand both the ethical and legal ramifications of doing so as well as the empirical research examining the efficacy and essential skills required of such practices.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Stephanie A. K. Ferguson
Year of Publication: 
2017
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
The Virginia Counselors Journal
Publisher: 
Virginia Counselors Association
Publication Language: 
English
Editors: 
Victoria Foster
Rip McAdams
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