Online Counseling, 2nd ed.
A Handbook for Mental Health ProfessionalsEdited by
- Ron Kraus, Editor, EthicsCode.com; Founder, Onlineclinics.com; Former Preseident International Society for Mental Health Online; Adjunct Professor, Core Program, Farleigh Dickenson University, Teaneck NJ; Clinical Psychologist, Manhattan, NY
- George Stricker, Derner Institute, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, USA; Professor of Psychology, Argosy University, Washington DC; Former Chair APA Ethics Committee
- Cedric Speyer, Co-founder, InnerView Guidance International; Clinical Supervisor, E-Counseling, Shepell•fgi, Toronto, Ontario
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.
Counseling and clinical psychologists.
Hardbound, 288 Pages
Published: December 2010
Imprint: Academic Press
Reviews for the 1st Edition:"Kraus, Zack, and Stricker provide a resource for these changing times in a health field where the demand is great. The technology is here and these editors provide a resource to help practitioners use all the techniques and delivery methods to everyone's advantage. This book is recommended."
"...it has invaluable information for any mental health professional who deals with online technology to communicate with patients. Overall, this volume is a timely resource for those who are interested in learning how to translate their practice to an online medium... The impressive list of contributors has 22 names of authors with different backgrounds, including internationally recognized specialists... Part 2, Practical Aspects of Online Counseling, is a step-by-step start-up guide. It has a chapter on the technology involved, a separate chapter covering legal and ethical issues, and a chapter on business aspects of online counseling. This is the most practical part of the book and is the place to go for readers who are limited in time and just looking for an "operational manual" to move into online business. Part 3, Clinical Issues in Online Counseling, is an exploration of psychotherapeutic issues involved in treatment without personal contact with a patient. I think this would be of most interest for those who are planning to engage in any sort of counseling online..."
-THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
"...an excellent resource for any mental health professionals who are considering starting an online counseling practice."
-Patricia Roles, www.e-mailtherapy.com
Ron Kraus and George Stricker
Part I: The New Medium: History & ResearchChapter 1
Online behavior, communication and Experience
Chapter 2Chapter 3
The psychology of text relationships
Online Counseling- Does It Work? Research Findings to Date
Part II: Practical Aspects of Online CounselingChapter 4
The technology of online counseling
Chapter 5Chapter 6
Ethical Issues in Online Counseling
Legal Issues for Online Counselors
The Business of Online Counseling
Part III: Clinical Skills for Online Counseling
Text-based Online Counseling: Email
John Yaphe and Cedric Speyer
Text-based online counseling: chat
DeeAnna Merz Nagel and Kate Anthony
Chapter 10Chapter 11
Online Counseling Groups: Theory and Practice
Yvette Colon and Stephanie Stern
Clinical work with groups online - practical aspects
Beth Pector and Robert C. Hsiung
Chapter 12Chapter 13
Internet-Supported Psychological Testing and Assessment
International and Multicultural Issues
Adrian G. Skinner and Gary Latchford
Part IV: A Look in to the Future of Online CounselingChapter 14
Ethical Issues in Online Counseling