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ERIC Number: ED455458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 31
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E-Therapy: Practical, Ethical, and Legal Issues.
Manhal-Baugus, Monique
E-therapy is a term used to describe the process of interacting with a therapist online in ongoing conversations over time when the client and counselor are in separate or remote locations and the Internet is utilized to communicate with each other. E-therapy is not considered psychotherapy or psychological counseling in the standard sense since it does not presume to diagnose or treat mental or medical disorders. What it can do is address the difficulties that clients present to the online therapist. This paper provides background information on the types of e-therapy and related services. It summarizes the ethical codes that have been adopted by three professional organizations (American Counseling Association, National Board for Certified Counselors, and the International Society for Mental Health Online) concerning the professional use of e-therapy. It concludes with a discussion of the practical, ethical, and legal issues of e-therapy services with the consumer in mind. (Contains 35 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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