The first comprehensive book designed to give clinicians and mental health students everything they need to understand and start providing mental health services via the Internet. This book gives practical insight into how professionals can translate their practice to an online medium including information on use effectiveness of counseling online, the "practical" aspects of counseling online including technological, ethical, legal, and business issues and online treatment strategies and skills. This book is intended for those professionals interested in the burgeoning telehealth movement and to those practicing therapists looking for ways to expand their practices online and/or to help round out treatment to specific patients who might benefit from online therapy in addition to traditional delivery. Contributors include past, present, and elected presidents of the International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO), the Internet's leading resource for professionals interested in online counseling and other methods of delivering mental health services via the Internet.
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