Concerns and considerations have emerged as mental health professionals contemplate the provision of mental health treatment over the Internet. This paper identifies perceptions of online mental health treatment among a national sample of 2,098 social workers, psychologists, and other professionals. These professionals were unlikely to provide online mental health treatment, although some used the Internet as an adjunct to clinical practice. They noted specific concerns related to the provision of mental health treatment online, including confidentiality of client information and liability issues. We explore these issues and discuss implications for professionals who provide mental health treatment.
Cyberpsychology and Behavior
Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
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Wells, M., Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., Becker-Blease, K.A. Online mental health treatment: Concerns and considerations (2007) Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 10 (3), pp. 453-459.