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The past 30 years has seen the Internet has revolutionize and give rise to countless opportunities in the communication and deliverance of counseling services Sampson and Kolodinsky 1997 Currently the Internet is used by more than 600 million people worldwide Nua Internet Surveys 2002 with surveys revealing that sought after health information is as widely used as music downloads or on-line shopping Reuters 2001 This medium of technology has created new possibilities for improving counseling services aka cybertherapy and it being powerful enough to reach those who are unable to visit psychotherapists for geographical physical of lifestyle reasons Suler 2000 Within the domain of Internet opportunities lies several deliverance methods of intervention which clinicians have been exploring Communication advantages of text based or simulated pathways versus traditional face-to-face therapy are still being identified each with its own pros and cons Also critical in this technological arena are the countless aspects of the many different types of treatments sought The counseling of issues regarding eating disorders have shown the Internet to be a useful tool however other issues eg treatment of schizophrenia have less supporting evidence Important to any method of therapy are issues of ethical concerns a boundary that the Internet has raised considerable thought for With the most important concern being the welfare of the client it is their preferences skills and attitudes toward any type of therapy that are the imperative factors to consider Suler 2001 The practicalities of on-line intervention are many to be seen With the removal of geographic constraints individuals from less populated or remote localities are able to gain support from health professionals Zabinski Celio Jacobs Manwaring and Wilfley 2003 and interest groups that would be otherwise unavailable Because the Internet is accessible from a variety of locations individuals overcome the feelings of isolation giving them a sense that someone is there to help Yager 2003 The availability of on-line therapy broadens the opportunity to interact
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