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TAKE THE SURVEY

AFTER READING THE SURVEY AND DECIDING TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS/STATEMENTS IN THE ADD COMMENTS BOXES. BE SURE TO CLICK ON ADD TO THE PAGE TO SAVE YOUR ANSWERS.

Fall, 2001
Dear Counselor:

Thank you for your consideration in completing this online survey. Please answer all questions completely IN THE ADD COMMENTS BOXES. At the END of your answer to the question/statement, please place one underscore on the line just below the last word of your answer. This places a line between your survey and the next counselor's survey.

The following is a survey of opinions about on-line counseling. The survey is not for the purpose of empirical or quantitative research and only counselors (with or without on-line experience) will receive a request to complete the survey. It is hoped that survey results will provide a snapshot view of counselors' views and experiences of on-line counseling. The results will be incorporated into a book chapter concerning feminism and technology with no reference to names, email addresses, or other identifying information.

For more information, please contact:
Paddy Kennington, Ph.D., LPC, NCC pk46@prism.gatech.edu
404-894-1970
Success Programs, Georgia Institute of Technology

1. Have you served as counselor or therapist in an on-line counseling session with a client and for the exchange of fees for services?
(Write in the box below) Yes or No
Would you share your reactions in general to this counseling medium in the space below?



2. Do you consider the computer to be a neutral tool of the user somewhat like a can opener or radio or DVD player?
(Write in the box below) Yes No
If you answered yes, why do you think this is a true statement? Please answer below:

If you answered no, why do you think this is a false statement? Please answer below:




3. How has on-line counseling influenced counseling (Please answer below)?





How has on-line counseling influenced the counselor/client relationship (Please answer below)?





4. Is the "self" of the counselor and the "self" of the client the same in on-line counseling as the "selves" would be of both in face to face counseling?





If you believe the "selves" of the counselor and client to be different depending on online or face to face, why (Please answer below):





5. In regard to content of sessions, is your impression that clients are more willing, less willing, or the same in disclosing to the counselor depending on whether the session is on-line or face to face? Choose one of the replies below and answer in the space provided.

If clients are more willing to disclose in online counseling over face to face counseling, why do you think this is true?:





If clients are less willing to disclose in online counseling over face to face counseling, why do you think this is true?:





If clients are as willing to disclose in on-line as face to face counseling, why do you think this is true?: