The Value of Online Self-Help Support Groups

8/25/2002


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Table of Contents

The Value of Online Self-Help Support Groups

What are Online Support Groups?

Why Online Support?

First-line Intervention

Adjunct to Therapy

Types of Interactions

Modalities

E-mail

Email Sample 1

Email Sample 2

Web Forums

Web Sample

Newsgroups

Newsgroup Sample

Chat Rooms / Instant Messaging (IM)

Chat Sample

Effectiveness - Sample

Benefits

Risks

Guidelines for Clients

Where to Find Them

In summary...

The Value of Online Self-Help Support Groups

Author: John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Email: john@grohol.com

Home Page: http://www.grohol.com/

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Copyright 2002 John M. Grohol. All rights reserved.