The Effectiveness Of Online Therapy

The Effectiveness Of Online Therapy

The Effectiveness Of Online Therapy

Tele-health, or online group therapy, can be a great treatment option for certain populations. As often happens when new treatment options are introduced, there can be significant questions and limitations that must be considered. How will confidentiality be handled? How do you know the person online is the person he/she purports to be? Will insurance cover the services? Despite the many considerations that need to be addressed, tele-health and online group therapy can be used effectively in certain situations, and this form of therapy will likely continue to grow in popularity.

For this Discussion, consider the benefits and limitations of online group therapy and whether you consider online group therapy an effective form of treatment.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 your position on the degree to which online groups are effective. Justify your response. Be specific and use current literature to support your response.

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