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Advancing the practice of online psychotherapy: An application of Rogers' diffusion of innovations theory.
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PMID:  22122574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
With the advancements of technology and its increasing use in all spheres of life, clinicians too are faced with the decision of whether to adopt or refrain from adopting certain innovations in their practice. This article discusses the process of adopting clinical innovations within a theoretical framework, namely diffusion of innovations theory (DIT; Rogers, 2003). DIT constructs are applied to the example of online therapy adoption into clinical practice. Nine adoption barriers are identified, including issues of dehumanizing the therapeutic environment, start-up cost and reimbursement, infrastructure and training, licensure and jurisdiction concerns, ethical guidelines, both client and clinician suitability factors, and professional reputation and acceptance within the field. The authors conclude with a theory-based discussion of activities that may help to accelerate the adoption of online therapy among professional psychologists. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Travis I Lovejoy; Petya D Demireva; Jessica L Grayson; John R McNamara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.)     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0033-3204     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychotherapy (Chic)     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984829R     Medline TA:  Psychotherapy (Chic)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-24     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Psychology, Ohio University.
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