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dc.contributor.authorYazvac III, Joseph
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-26T18:40:07Z
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-01T18:54:09Z
dc.date.available2009-08-26T18:40:07Z
dc.date.available2015-10-01T18:54:09Z
dc.date.issued2009-08-26T18:40:07Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10484/108
dc.description.abstractThere is currently very little research investigating the ethical practice of e-therapy, and none that distinguishes between types of therapists in terms of their compliance with ethical codes pertaining to e-therapy. The American Psychological Association does not have ethical standards specific to the provision of e-therapy but the American Counseling Association does. The purpose of this study was to assess differences in ethical compliance for e-therapy websites sponsored by psychologists and e-therapy websites sponsored by professional counselors. Specific ethics codes for the practice of e-therapy of the American Counseling Association were used to generate an assessment instrument, which served as the measure of ethical compliance for both groups. E-therapy websites primarily sponsored by psychologists or professional counselors were located by predetermined search terms through the Google search engine and then evaluated for compliance. A MANOVA was then conducted to analyze differences between the two groups on compliance with sections A.12.a., A.12.g., and A.12.h. of the American Counseling Association Ethics Code, as well as an aggregate total of all three. Professional counselors were found to be significantly more compliant than psychologists with section A.12.h. and the aggregate total of all sections. However, compliance rates for both groups were generally low, and implications are discussed.
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJoseph Yazvac III
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subject.lcshCounseling--Moral and ethical aspects.
dc.subject.lcshCounseling psychologist and client.
dc.subject.lcshCounselors--Professional ethics
dc.subject.lcshInternet--Moral and ethical aspects.
dc.subject.lcshInternet consultants
dc.titleWebsite Compliance with Ethical Guidelines by Psychologists and Professional Counselors
dc.typeDissertation
dc.date.graduationmonthAugust
dc.date.published2009
dc.description.committeechairBarratt, Will
dc.description.committeemembersMatthew Draper
dc.description.committeemembersCarrie Proffit
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophy
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Communication Disorders, Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology
dc.description.imprintCunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute,Indiana State University
dc.description.levelDoctoral
dc.description.noteTitle from document title page. Document formatted into pages: contains 108 p.: ill. Includes abstract.
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