Journal of Technology in Human Services
About: Journal of Technology in Human Services is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Social work & Human services. It has an ISSN identifier of 1522-8835. Over the lifetime, 516 publication(s) have been published receiving 8392 citation(s).
Topics: Social work, Human services, The Internet, Mental health, Social media
Papers published on a yearly basis
TL;DR: This article conducted a meta-analysis of all the studies reported in them and found that the overall mean weighted effect size was 0.53 (medium effect), which is quite similar to the average effect size of traditional, face-to-face therapy.
Abstract: Internet-based psychotherapeutic interventions have been used for more than a decade, but no comprehensive review and no extensive meta-analysis of their effectiveness have been conducted. We have collected all of the empirical articles published up to March 2006 (n = 64) that examine the effectiveness of online therapy of different forms and performed a meta-analysis of all the studies reported in them (n = 92). These studies involved a total of 9,764 clients who were treated through various Internet-based psychological interventions for a variety of problems, whose effectiveness was assessed by different types of measures. The overall mean weighted effect size was found to be 0.53 (medium effect), which is quite similar to the average effect size of traditional, face-to-face therapy. Next, we examined interacting effects of various possible relevant moderators of the effects of online therapy, including type of therapy (self-help web-based therapy versus online communication-based etherapy), ty...
TL;DR: Noble as mentioned in this paper is one of the pre-eminent works that explicitly addressees the relationship between race and gender in the media, and it is a seminal work in the field of communication.
Abstract: Authored by Dr. Safiya U. Noble, an assistant professor at the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication, this text is one of the preeminent works that explicitly addresse...
TL;DR: It is found that there is strong evidence to support the effective use and future development of a variety of online mental health applications.
Abstract: Despite growing research in the past two decades involving Internet-supported or online mental health interventions, there has been only a few attempts to provide a synthesis of the research findings and future trends. The Internet has grown exponentially during this time, providing greater access to a wider population than ever before. Consequently, online mental health interventions have the potential to be cost-effective, convenient, and reach a more diverse population than traditional, face-to-face interventions. This paper reviews and summarizes the current research for online mental health interventions and discusses future trends. These interventions range from psychoeducational static webpages and complex, personalized, interactive cognitive-behavioral-based self-help programs, to videoconferencing, self-help support groups, blogging, and professional-led online therapy. Future trends in online interventions include the greater prevalence of online therapy and the use of video chat and videoconfer...
TL;DR: Drawing on a range of communicative metrics, it is shown that thematic and contextual factors influence the usage of different communicative tools available to Twitter users, such as original tweets, @replies, retweets, and URLs.
Abstract: To date, the available literature mainly discusses Twitter activity patterns in the context of individual case studies, while comparative research on a large number of communicative events and their dynamics and patterns is missing. By conducting a comparative study of more than 40 different cases (covering topics such as elections, natural disasters, corporate crises, and televised events) we identify a number of distinct types of discussion that can be observed on Twitter. Drawing on a range of communicative metrics, we show that thematic and contextual factors influence the usage of different communicative tools available to Twitter users, such as original tweets, @replies, retweets, and URLs. Based on this first analysis of the overall metrics of Twitter discussions, we also demonstrate stable patterns in the use of Twitter in the context of major topics and events.
TL;DR: Important issues in delivery of best practice Internet-based therapy (etherapy) are discussed, including professional and ethical issues, and illustrated examples of best-practice principles experienced in clinical and research work by members of the Swinburne University of Technology Etherapy Unit.
Abstract: This article discusses important issues in delivery of best practice Internet-based therapy (etherapy). Etherapy is first defined as the interaction between a consumer and a therapist via the Inter...
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