Abstract and Keywords
Online psychotherapy is a fast-growing, low-threshold option to deliver mental healthcare services. In the present chapter, the different terminologies and definitions of online psychotherapy are discussed and a broad overview of the used information technologies is given. Furthermore, the most important ethical arguments debated in the literature are discussed by reviewing, on the one hand, the arguments in favor of online psychotherapy like increased access to care, improvement of treatment, anonymity, and cost effectiveness and, on the other hand, arguments against online psychotherapy like impairment of treatment, confidentiality issues, issues with informed consent, patient identification and emergency situations, legal issues and additionally required skills.
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