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Online Counseling: A Narrative and Critical Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  23630010     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: This article aimed to critically review the literature on online counseling. METHOD: Database and hand-searches were made using search terms and eligibility criteria, yielding a total of 123 studies. RESULTS: The review begins with what characterizes online counseling. Outcome and process research in online counseling is reviewed. Features and cyberbehaviors of online counseling such as anonymity and disinhibition, convenience, time-delay, the loss of social signaling, and writing behavior in cyberspace are discussed. Ethical behavior, professional training, client suitability, and clients' and therapists' attitudes and experiences of online counseling are reviewed. CONCLUSION: A growing body of knowledge to date is positive in showing that online counseling can have a similar impact and is capable of replicating the facilitative conditions as face-to-face encounters. A need remains for stronger empirical evidence to establish efficacy and effectiveness and to understand better the unique mediating and facilitative variables.
Authors:
Derek Richards; Noemi Viganó
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-4-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychol     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-4-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217132     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
University of Dublin, Trinity College.
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