This part will accompany our new book on The Theory and Practice of Online Therapy.
This book was edited by Haim Weinberg and Myself.
Here is what is written about our book.
This innovative new resource outlines the process of conducting individual, family and group therapy online with the use of video conferencing tools, and explores the unique concerns associated with this increasingly popular and convenient approach to treatment.
Offering mental health practitioners a definitive presentation on how to use online tools to facilitate psychological intervention, the book will also enable readers to learn about the processes of virtual individual, couple, family and group therapy, specific concerns related to online group dynamics, as well as the responsibilities of the therapist and group leader in online sessions.
This is the perfect companion for counselors of all backgrounds and disciplines who are interested in offering or improving their approach to virtual services.
We, as clinical psychologists and psychotherapists, look at the changes that are taking place with a curious eye, examining cautiously but also with enthusiasm how these changes affect our lives. This book is edited and written from the same observing position, enthusiastic on the one hand and critical on the other.
One of the unique features of this book is that it is not only about one-on-one interaction and individual psychotherapy, but also on multi-participant interaction. Quite a bit has been written about remote treatment at the level of one-on-one, and later in the book you will find reference to the knowledge accumulated in various articles and books.
Human interaction and psychotherapy often exist in more than one-on-one format. Couples and family therapy is one example that we have chosen to expand on. Another unique challenge of this book is to discuss the possibility of remote group work. Group therapy is clearly less expensive and also effective, however, group therapists know the technical and practical difficulty of bringing a group of people together in one place at a time.
We therefore found it very important to discuss the possibility of group therapy from a distance.
One of the sections in this book is certainly innovative and perhaps not classical to be included in conjunction with psychological treatments: this is the section of organizational consulting from a distance. The reasons for introducing this part are twofold. First, we have to acknowledge that the prevalence of group work in organizations is much greater than group therapy in clinical practice, and even more so, in organizations there is a tendency to neglect the importance of the interpersonal aspects of team work in general and from a distance in particular. Not neglecting the interpersonal dimension in organizational online work is one of the tasks of this book.