This type of therapy includes various types of therapy, which, evidence shows, can be just as effective in many cases as face-to-face therapy. Therapy by phone, Skype, face time on smart phones (though not confidential), by encrypted email, or in chat rooms is becoming more and more popular. Ethically this type of therapy cannot ensue without initial in person meetings and my own personal ethics require in person meetings at regular intervals to be decided upon as a part of informed consent contract. Though it is not a common occurrence, because it is my responsibility, I have a set protocol in place should a breach of security of any kind take place. If you are in crisis, you should call the crisis hotline number provided and not use email to try to reach me.
Courses in online therapy ~
Law in Online Therapy – Steve Frankel
Parenting 2.0… – Sandra Bryson
Online Therapy – DeeAnne Merz Nagel
Written Communication for Online Therapy – Kate Anthony
Smartphones, iPhones, and Androids… – Miranda Palmer