e-Therapy: Case Studies Guiding Principles and the Clinical Potential of the Internet

Overview

In a world of information that tends toward randomness, therapists and clinicians often need guidance regarding how best to use new technologies and yet not allow the chaos of new media to undermine their practice.
Here, a leading provider of online mental health information, Dr. Robert Hsiung, has gathered a group of distinguished contributors to discuss clinical, ethical, and legal issues pertaining to e-therapy. Full of case studies and examples of active programs that ...

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Overview

In a world of information that tends toward randomness, therapists and clinicians often need guidance regarding how best to use new technologies and yet not allow the chaos of new media to undermine their practice.
Here, a leading provider of online mental health information, Dr. Robert Hsiung, has gathered a group of distinguished contributors to discuss clinical, ethical, and legal issues pertaining to e-therapy. Full of case studies and examples of active programs that deliver mental health information and therapy via new media, E-Therapy offers first-hand accounts of the potential and risks of recent trends in 'distance therapy' and 'telepsychiatry.' Chapters include
The Internet 'Expert': Ronald PiesAn E-Patient's Story: Martha AinsworthChat Room Therapy: Gary S. StofleUsing E-mail to Support Outpatient Treatment: Joel YagerCommunity Telepsychiatry: Sara F. GibsonAn Online Self-Help Group Hosted by a Mental Health Professional: Robert C HsiungPrinciples of Professional Ethics: Robert C HsiungLegal Ethics in On-line Mental Health: Nicholas P. Terry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393703702
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/25/2002
  • Series: Norton Professional Bks.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert C Hsiung, M.D., is Deputy Medical Director of the Student Counseling and Resource Service at the University of Chicago and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. As 'Dr. Bob,' he runs a Web site out of the University of Chicago that provides a wide range of mental health information.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction: The Clinical Potential of the Internet
Acknowledgments
1 The Information Explosion in Mental Health 1
2 The Internet "Expert": Promise and Perils 24
3 Using E-Mail to Support the Outpatient Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa 39
4 A Model Community Telepsychiatry Program in Rural Arizona 69
5 Chat Room Therapy 92
6 Clinical Principles to Guide the Practice of E-Therapy 136
7 Suggested Principles of Professional Ethics for E-Therapy 150
8 The Legal Implications of E-Therapy 166
9 My Life as an E-Patient 194
Index 217
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