Online Counseling, 2nd ed.: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals

Online Counseling, 2nd ed.: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals

by Jason Zack, George Stricker
     
 

Providers and consumers of mental health services are increasingly making use of the internet to gather information, consult, and participate in psychotherapy. This Handbook gives practical insight into how professionals can translate their practice to an online medium. Divided into four sections, section one provides an overview of how the internet has

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Providers and consumers of mental health services are increasingly making use of the internet to gather information, consult, and participate in psychotherapy. This Handbook gives practical insight into how professionals can translate their practice to an online medium. Divided into four sections, section one provides an overview of how the internet has become an integral part of people's lives, and the research to date on the use and effectiveness of counseling online, as well as idiosyncrasies of online behavior and communication. Section two discusses the "practical" aspects of counseling online, including technological issues, ethical and legal issues, and business issues. Section three focuses on performing psychotherapy online, including online treatment strategies and skills, working with online groups, online testing and assessment, and international and multicultural issues in online counseling. The last section discusses the future of online counseling.

The Handbook is intended for those professionals interested in the burgeoning telehealth movement and to those practicing therapists looking for ways to expand their practices online and/or to help round out treatment to specific patients who might benefit from online therapy in addition to traditional delivery.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780124259553
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/26/2003
Series:
Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

P. DeLeon and M. Sammons, Foreword.
R. Kraus, J.S. Zack, and G. Stricker, Introduction.
Part I: The New Medium: History & Research
Michael Fenichel, Online Behavior, Communication, and Experience.
J. Suler, The Psychology of Text Relationships.
J. Grohol, Online Counseling: A Historical Perspective.
M.J. Mallen, Online Counseling Research.
Part II: The Practical Aspects of Online Counseling
J.S. Zack, The Technology of Online Counseling.
R. Kraus, Ethical and Legal Issues in Online Counseling.
R. Kraus and J.S. Zack, The Business of Online Counseling.
Part III: Clinical Issues in Online Counseling
E. Zelvin and C. Speyer, Online Counseling Skills Part I: Treatment Strategies and Skills for Conducting Counseling Online.
G. Stofle and P. Chechele, Online Counseling Skills Part II: In-Session Skills.
D. Bellafiore, Y. Colon, and P. Rosenberg, Online Counseling Groups.
A. Barak and T. Buchanan, Internet-Based Psychological Testing and Assessment.
A. Skinner and G. Latchford, International and Multicultural Issues in Online Counseling.
Part IV: A Look to the Future of Online Counseling
L. Holmes and M. Ainsworth, The Future of Online Counseling.
About the Contributors.

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