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Unread August 2nd, 2004, 12:27 PM
PaulCarlstrom PaulCarlstrom is offline
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I am a student right now and am taking my courses online through a University in Arizona. I have had many interactions with individuals and groups online. I think the internet can be used as a security blanket for a large majority of people. By this I mean that they can let a little portion of their true personality show, but also they can build themselves up to be something they aspire to be without the fear of meeting most of the people they talk to face to face. In regards to the First to Post reply I don't think that online therapy is a good mode of therapy at all. The relationship between therapist and patient wont have the personal level that comes from meeting face to face. There is that part of a relationship that comes from meeting face to face that brings accountability to the relationship, whether it be professional or personal. In my opinion that accountability can not be established over the internet and so therapy would not be as effective as face to face.
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