Webotherapy: Reading Web Resources for Problem Solving

Noruzi, Alireza Webotherapy: Reading Web Resources for Problem Solving. The Electronic Library, 2007, vol. 25, n. 6, pp. 741-756. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to indicate that when webotherapy is applied, it can be of benefit to clients in giving them insight into their problems, resulting in a change of behavior. Design/methodology/approach – Webotherapy, which can be conducted with individuals or groups, refers to the use of web resources or other online reading material (e.g. e-books, e-journals) to assist clients (especially children and young adults) in their healing process. It may be defined as the use of web resources to help others gain additional insight and to help them cope with everyday life. Most people have probably read web resources to determine how others have approached a delicate issue. Findings – This paper suggests that webotherapy is a potentially powerful method for psychologists, librarians, schoolteachers and counselors to use on many levels. It begins with a brief review of the history of webotherapy, continues with a discussion of some approaches to webotherapy (developmental, clinical, and interactive), then addresses the four basic stages of webotherapy (identification, selection, presentation, and follow-up), and finally discusses the benefits and limitations of webotherapy. Originality/value – The paper discusses webotherapy and offers a review of literature on related fields.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Webotherapy, Bibliotherapy, Web Resources, Problem Solving Counselling, Mental health services, Worldwide web, Internet, Electronic media
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AB. Information theory and library theory.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HQ. Web pages.
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: Dr. Alireza Noruzi
Date deposited: 21 Jan 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:05
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/8363


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