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Ethical and legal considerations for internet-based psychotherapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20485997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The provision of mental health services over the Internet is becoming increasingly commonplace as new technologies continue to develop. Evidence in support of the efficacy of many such interventions is accumulating. Given the potential global reach of Internet-based psychological services, the authors examine ethical issues relating to this growing area of practice through the lens of the Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists (International Union of Psychological Science, 2008). They also raise issues relating to potential liability risks and offer recommendations intended to guide mental health practitioners who are considering involvement in the provision of Internet-based services.
Theresa Dever Fitzgerald; Paulette V Hunter; Thomas Hadjistavropoulos; Gerald P Koocher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cognitive behaviour therapy     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1651-2316     ISO Abbreviation:  Cogn Behav Ther     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-22     Completed Date:  2011-01-21     Revised Date:  2013-01-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101143317     Medline TA:  Cogn Behav Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-87     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
International Cooperation
Internet / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence,  utilization*
Mental Health Services / ethics*,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Psychotherapy / ethics*,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Grant Support
//Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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