Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Chapter 5

A new and rather surprising door in the history of the mental health field has opened. Professionals have begun to explore methods for using online environments to help people. How do these methods compare to in-person interventions? Although face-to-face approaches may be advantageous in many cases, there are some advantages to computer-mediated and online interventions. One obvious and frequently cited benefit that applies to all forms of online work is the pportunity to reach people who are unable to visit the professional for geographical, physical, or lifestyle reasons...

To cite this chapter please use:
Suler, J. (2008). Cybertherapeutic theory and techniques. In A. Barak (Ed.), Psychological aspects of cyberspace: Theory, research, applications (pp. 102-128). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.