ERIC Number: EJ723478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Online Counseling: Reviewing the Literature from a Counseling Psychology Framework
Mallen, Michael J.; Vogel, David L.; Rochlen, Aaron B.; Day, Susan X.
Counseling Psychologist, v33 n6 p819-871 2005
This article reviews the online-counseling literature with an emphasis on current applications and considerations for future research. It focuses on primary themes of counseling psychology including the history of process-outcome research and multiculturalism. It explores current gaps in the literature from a counseling psychology framework, including the field's focus on normal and developmental challenges and tasks, client strength and resilience, education and career development, prevention and wellness, and multiculturalism. In general, current evidence indicates that online counseling may be a viable service option for some clients, especially those who are typically isolated; however, questions remain regarding the effectiveness and appropriateness of online counseling.
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Counseling Psychology, Counseling Techniques, Internet, Counseling Effectiveness, Literature Reviews, Internet
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