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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Online Counseling Through the Lens of Professional Ethics: Challenges and Solutions 1629

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Shchedrinskaya O.M.
Junior Researcher, Sukhаrеvа Scientific-Practical Children’s Mental Health Сеntrе, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7903-7580
e-mail: SedrinskayaOM@suhareva-center.mos.ru

Bebchuk M.A.
PhD in Medicine, Associate Professor, Director, Sukhаrеvа Scientific-Practical Children’s Mental Health Сеntrе, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7976-0800
e-mail: Bebchukma@suhareva-center.mos.ru

Abstract
The paper focuses on benefits, limitations, and ethical risks associated with online counseling yielded from domestic and international studies. We provide a detailed description of the most common online counseling ethical dilemmas, such as determining format suitability, taking action in crises, identification issues, method validity, regional differences in ethical and legal practices, confidentiality limitations, and establishing professional boundaries. A few options for ethical decision-making are offered, as well as advice on averting technical and ethical issues. We provide a specific version of informed consent for online counseling services, that helps ensure safety and protect both parties. It also describes the main aspects of online counseling, its technical and confidentiality limitations, crisis procedures, and ways to address potential conflicts.

Keywords: psychological counseling, online counseling, professional ethics, ethical dilemma, informed consent

Column: Facing the Challeges of COVID-19

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2020280306

Funding. Subsidy of the Department of Health of Moscow for the implementation of the state task by Moscow State Budgetary Health Care Institution “Scientific and Practical Center for Mental Health of Children and Adolescents named after G.E. Sukhareva of Moscow Health Department”.

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