Tele-health, or online group therapy, can be a great treatment option for certain populations. As often happens when new treatment options are introduced, there can be significant questions and limitations that must be considered. How will confidentiality be handled? How do you know the person online is the person he/she purports to be? Will insurance cover the services? Despite the many considerations that need to be addressed, tele-health and online group therapy can be used effectively in certain situations, and this form of therapy will likely continue to grow in popularity.
With these thoughts in mind and using these headings:
Discuss your position on the degree to which online groups are effective. Justify your response.
Consider the benefits and limitations of online group therapy