This transcript is a heavily edited version of a Keynote Speech given at the COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) Annual Ethical Seminar in March of 2011.
To download the full hour transcript, it is available at http://www.onlinetherapymagazine.com/articles/. A further version will appear in COSCA’s Counselling in Scotland Journal. Used with permission and with thanks to COSCA.
We are talking today about the use of technology in counselling and supervision. I think we are now at the point where online therapy, although not mainstream, is accepted; certainly it has been accepted from an ethical point of view, although it is always a work in progress not least because of the many different technologies that pop up every day. So, on that note, what I am going to do is to take you through some of the technologies that are used right now.
I am sure you are familiar with a variety of different kinds of websites. Static websites, although they do usually have a contact line and contact email address, do not involve any sort of interaction on line. They do sometimes have a telephone help line but that is as far as the communication goes. It is really just an information website.
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This article first appeared in the January 2012 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.
Dr. Kate Anthony is co-founder of the Online Therapy Institute and Managing Editor of TILT Magazine – Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology. Her doctoral thesis was “Developing Counselling and Psychotherapy in the Age of Technology and the Internet”.