History of online counseling and child development

Wang Yan

Global Courant

The history of online counseling over the Internet began about forty years ago. The first twenty years of online counseling promoted teaching and therapy ideals from free resources. Many of these ideals promoted by child psychologists and child behaviorists began to provide learning opportunities for parents and educators. Like many other online services that emerged after the emergence of the Internet, the concept of online counseling was developed by educational and research institutions with a desire to promote a stronger learning environment. Below is a summary of the history of online counseling.

In October 1972, one of the first demonstrations of the Internet was a simulated psychotherapy session between computers at Stanford and UCLA. This took place during the International Conference on Computer Communication.

In 1976, not long after the introduction of the first personal computers, computer bulletin board systems began to be used.

- Advertisement -

Beginning in 1979, the first national online services, the Source and Compu-serve, enabled nationwide online communications for PC users.

In 1986, Uncle Ezra” (named for Ezra Cornell, the university’s founder) was founded by Jerry Feist, then Director of Psychological Services, and Steve Worona.

In 1995 John Grohol, Psy.D. began offering free mental health advice in a popular weekly public chat.

In 1995, paid mental health services offered to the public began appearing on the Internet.

From 1995 to 1998, Sommers worked with more than 300 individuals in his online practice, spanning the globe from the Arctic Circle to Kuwait. David Sommers, Ph.D. can be considered as the main pioneer of ‘e-therapy’. He was the first to set up a paid internet service.

- Advertisement -

In 1997, the International Society for Mental Health Online was established to promote the understanding, use and development of online communication, information and technology for the international mental health community.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the interaction between mental health professionals and consumers on the Internet can be divided into two types:

Developed by numerous counselors and psychotherapists, Online Counseling and E-Therapy formed ongoing helping relationships that are currently evolving through Internet communication tools.

- Advertisement -

Mental Health Counseling – Counselors and psychotherapists are currently answering queries from the general population seeking professional mental health counseling exclusively via the Internet.

Today, online consulting services help individuals around the world. While this service is still in its infancy, online counseling is becoming a viable option for individual or family counseling.

History of online counseling and child development

World News,Next Big Thing in Public Knowledg
#History #online #counseling #child #development

Share This Article