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CONCERNS ABOUT ONLINE THERAPY
In response to the February article, “A Growing Wave of
Online Therapy,” while online therapy shows promise for
reaching people via new mediums, I am concerned providers
might place themselves and their clients at great risk. There
is scant evidence to suggest that psychologists leave doctoral
training programs with the skills
necessary to interact with and utilize
technology in psychotherapy. This
risk for providers may be com-
pounded by corporate policies that
label them as independent contrac-
tors, and potentially liable as such.
Moreover, the field must consider
the ethical ramifications of location
tracking via technological mediums
(i.e., will law enforcement be able to access my client’s his-
torical location data?), informed consent processes when
conducting psychotherapy via third-party corporations (i.e.,
omy as a provider?), how your training translates to digital-first
mediums (i.e., where did I learn to effectively text message
clients?), and whether you are maintaining data and records
appropriately (i.e., where do I store my notes, who has access
and how long until they are deleted?).
Samuel D. Lustgarten
PhD candidate, counseling psychology,
University of Iowa
LESSONS FOR CAREGIVING
Two articles in the February Monitor speak to a common
issue: the need for and role of caregivers in today’s world. The
article “The Men America Left Behind” develops the theme
that traditionally masculine men “avoid all things feminine,”
including the caregiving roles described in the second article,
“Lessons for Caregiving.” These men also limit themselves to
the possible development and growth. As Barry Jacobs, PsyD,
of the Crozer Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program
in Springfield, Pennsylvania, writes, caregivers “grow personally
and spiritually, and they gain an enhanced sense of purpose
from making a difference in someone’s life.” His conclusion
raises the question: Would our society be more compassionate
with a concern for others if more of us were caregivers?
Harriet Heath, PhD
Winter Harbor, Maine
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