Best Practices in e-Therapy

By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
January 12, 2016

The Best Practices in e-Therapy series of articles was begun in 1999 to try and help define some term and concepts that were being used without definition about the marketing, use, and practice of online psychotherapy, online therapy, and e-therapy. It now serves as largely an introductory set of essays to the field of online counseling and is recommended reading for anyone interesting in getting into the field of online therapy

"e-Therapy" is a term I began using in 1997 to describe using an Internet-mediated technology to foster a helping relationship online.

Best Practices in Online Therapy

Keep in mind, online therapy isn't simply doing psychotherapy online. It's a different medium, requiring a new set of skills that a professional must learn and master before seeing clients online.

If you're looking for an online therapist, I recommend you use one of the vetted therapists through our partner, Theravive: Online Therapy and E-Counseling Professional Therapists.

 

 

Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 14 Apr 2016
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