Our course, Online Group Therapy: Delivery, Research, Ethics and Design is a popular choice for people who want to facilitate a group via technology.
We have many options now that are multi-media rich, including videoconferencing options, webinar platforms and virtual worlds. Historically, groups online were text-based and delivered either synchronously or asynchronously using listservs, bulletin boards, forums and chat rooms. This chapter excerpt captures the essence of online work nearly 2 decades ago and many of the tenets hold true today!
Read pp. 81-93:
Excerpted from: King, S.A.& Moreggi, D. , (1998). ‘Internet Therapy and Self Help Groups- The Pros and Cons’. In: Gackenbach, J. (ed), Psychology of the Internet. 1st ed. USA: Academic Press. pp.77-109. Accessed April 20, 2011 from http://www.concentric.net/~astorm/Chapter5/index.html.