Online Groups

Betsy J. Page

in The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195394450
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Online Groups

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This chapter addresses online support, therapy, and social networking groups. Illustrative examples of groups are provided. The range of online groups is described. Research on online support, therapy, and social networking groups is reviewed. Ethical concerns related to definitions of types of groups and leadership, security of online groups, and planning for emergency care are addressed.

Keywords: group; online; support; therapy; social networking; leadership; ethics

Article.  9689 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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