Counselors’ Perceptions of Online and Face to Face Counseling

Volume 6- Issue 1
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Abstract:


Face-to-face counseling is no longer the only accepted method of delivery for professional counselors. Online counseling has increasingly become a viable option for the delivery of mental health care. Professional counselors face challenges related to their own personal attitudes, and finding a balance with skills that benefits their clients. In this study, data were collected from practicing counselors regarding their personal perceptions of online and face-to-face counseling practices. Survey respondents included professional counselors in K-12 educational settings and in private practice who have graduated from educational counseling graduate programs. Data collection and analyses were conducted to determine professional perceptions of the value of online counseling as compared to face-to-face counseling from the perspective of the professional counselor working in the field.

Keywords

  • Professional counseling
  • Online counseling
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