Online Therapy: Is it all Good? (2 CE)
This course is for: Psychologists, Counselors, MFTs and SWs
Course By: Jeremy Meyers, Esq. & Kristin Ceppaluni LMHC, NCC
Content By: Mitchell, E. (2020). Much more than second best: Therapists’ experiences of videoconferencing psychotherapy. European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy, 10, 121-135.
Course Description: Online therapy has grown in popularity, but not without controversy. Some view online psychotherapy as a positive development that has the ability to benefit many individuals in need of mental health services, while others view this treatmet modality as a dangerous development that is ethically dubious. Phenomenologically-orientated thematic analysis was employed in the accompanying qualitative study for examination of six psychotherapists’ experiences using online therapy. The idiographic experience of integrative psychotherapists using videoconferencing psychotherapy was discussed. The strengths and limitations associated with implementing this form of treatment were further considered.
- Identify the benefits and concerns associated with online psychotherapy
- Summarize and evaluate the four study themes
- Integrate the positive aspects of online psychotherapy into the practice of psychotherapy
- Consider three ways to mitigate adverse effects of online treatment during the practice of psychotherapy
- Read and understand Much more than second best: Therapists’ experiences of videoconferencing psychotherapy
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the elements and best practices for online psychotherapy
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand online psychotherapy