This paper is the summary of research that was conducted about three different online therapy websites. This summary will further explore each of the three different online therapy websites but also discuss the content on each website as well the professionals that are involved with the website. In additional this summary will discussion what and how the online interaction happens with online therapy. Some other topic that will be discussion and explore throughout this summary is security as well as ethical issues for online therapy.
Furthermore this paper will discuss the views of how professional associations as well state regulatory boards view online therapy Website # 1 The first website that was visited is called Online-Threpay. com At the first glance there is information everywhere about programs that are offered, how it works , as well as a complete listing of the 343 therapist that you can pick to do online therapy with. Take a further looking into the directories of the all the therapist that Online -Threpay. om uses and as there is a vast collection of professional from all over the US and they all seem to be very well education, for example take Kevin Kappler Ph. D is from California and has many years experience being a therapist. In fact Kevin Kapple Ph. D said ” I have had twenty five years experience as a therapist. I specialize in solution focused brief therapy. I have helped many people overcome the problems Online-Therapy. Com specializes in. The uniqueness of this web-site’s approach is that you as a client have a way to see your concerns in specific ways and work with me in developing a tailor made treatment strategy.
As the process continues I can provide clear suggestions as to how to gain control over that area of your life that has caused so much pain and suffering”(online-therapy. com) Now I personally have never used any kind of service of like this online and would have to say that I think that I would be skeptically about things at first but willing to try it. On this website the interaction happens by live chat. “All you need to do is follow our self-explanatory online step-by-step therapy, which consists of 8 different sessions.
You will get access to worksheets in each session, and to a personal therapist who will monitor all parts of your online therapy program. You will receive daily feedback on your worksheets as well as access to live chat with your therapist, Monday – Friday. “( online-therapy 2012 ) . Lastly for the Online-Therpay. com website when it comes to security and ethical issues, the web page clear states that that are required by law to make sure that any information that identifies you is kept private. On the other hand the web page also states that the we give information about you when required to do so by federal or state law.
For reason like to advert serious threat to the health and safety of the person. Website # 2 The second website that offering online therapy is called The E-Therapy Solution, by a name of Robert Morse. This website to help individuals create change in their life. This pages has lots of greast information that tells you where and what to do and how to do it. Something that I found very neat was that for the actual online interaction there were several different choices such e-mail, real time chat using an instant messenger format , even an video conference. While E-therapists cannot diagnose or treat mental illness online, they can offer guidance and advice to people experiencing problems in relationships, work, or life. “(Metherapy2012 ) . While it was hard to find information about the security and privacy issue, I did discover my answer in the FAQ forum which as the question , does my personal information remain confidential with your website? The response giving from the website did indeed say that are there services are conducted with safety and confidentially being the highest priority.
Website # 3 The third online therapy website that was research for this summary is called Serenity Online therapy. which offers chat therapy as well as email counseling services. This website was created by a man named Carl Benedicts many years of experience things like mental health counseling, family counseling as well as couples counseling. Carl Benedicts created this website in 2005 and offers a variety of available l services for online therapy . Interaction can be done through email of real time chats with messenger.
When it comes to confidentially the Serenity Online Therapy website clearing states the policy and produces. ” I, Carl Benedict, am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland, legally and ethically bound to protect your online counseling confidentiality, including the confidentiality of your records, which are stored and secured according to professional guidelines. “( serenityonlinetherapy2012) Knowing that the information is protected is a huge weight off ones shoulders.
Now when it comes to online therapy I think that I can really be hit or miss because you need to find someone that has expertise in dealing with your specific issues and then you need to see what kind of credential does this person have. I can see that is clearly advantages because sometime when we are in the most need there is no one around to help. Some of disadvantages is that with E- therapy and e-therapist they cannot guarantee they can diagnose or treat issues that a person is having.
While yes there is pros and can be used as useful tool. ” Therapy is a process of re-claiming the repressed or denied parts of yourself so you can become a whole person. In essence, you will be embarking on a journey to your True Self – the person you were meant to be before emotional pain diverted you from your path. “(serenityonlinetherapy2012) References http://www. online-therapy. com/how_it_works. php? osCsid=e04813a904c4a0f0af0580b8fa6fc39e https://rmetherapy. com/ http://serenityonlinetherapy. com/confidentiality. htm