Internet Considerations

Internet Considerations

With the widespread use of the internet by students, the applications for therapy have changed. Many students are active on social networking sites and want to maintain contact via text, cell phone, Twitter, or Facebook. What are your thoughts about conducting therapy via the internet? How would you approach a student who either tried to friend you on Facebook, text with you, or wanted to tweet with you on Twitter? Should students and therapists communicate via social networking sites or via Skype? What are the ethical considerations involved in online therapy and counseling? Your paper must be 4-5 pages (1,050-1,400 words) and include two peer-reviewed resources (not more than 5 years old) from University of the Rockies online library to support your view.

Point Value: 8 Points

Assignment Rubric

Description: Internet Considerations With the widespread use of the internet by students, the applications for therapy have changed. Many students are active on social networking sites and want to maintain contact via text, cell phone, Twitter, or Facebook. What are your thoughts about conducting therapy via the internet? How would you approach a student who either tried to friend you on Facebook, text with you, or wanted to tweet with you on Twitter? Should students and therapists communicate via social networking sites or via Skype? What are the ethical considerations involved in online therapy and counseling? Your paper must be 4-5 pages (1,050-1,400 words) and include two peer-reviewed resources (not more than 5 years old) from University of the Rockies online library to support your view.

Total Possible Score: 8.00

Clearly describes thoughts related to the effectiveness of online therapy.

Total: 1.20

5 – Comprehensively describes thoughts related to the effectiveness of online therapy.

4 – Thoroughly describes thoughts related to the effectiveness of online therapy.

3 – Clearly describes thoughts related to the effectiveness of online therapy.

2 – Superficially describes thoughts related to the effectiveness of online therapy.

1 – Does not describe thoughts related to the effectiveness of online therapy.

Identifies how to address a client who wants to maintain social contacts online.

Total: 1.20

5 – Clearly identifies how to address a client who wants to maintain social contacts online, with examples.

4 – Thoroughly identifies how to address a client who wants to maintain social contacts online.

3 – Adequately identifies how to address a client who wants to maintain social contacts online.

2 – Somewhat identifies how to address a client who wants to maintain social contacts online with errors or omissions.

1 – Does not identify how to address a client who wants to maintain social contacts online.

Identifies whether students and therapists should communicate on social networking sites such as Facebook, Skype, etc.

Total: 1.20

5 – Comprehensively identifies whether students and therapists should communicate on social networking sites such as Facebook, Skype, etc., with examples.

4 – Clearly identifies whether students and therapists should communicate on social networking sites such as Facebook, Skype, etc.

3 – Moderately identifies whether students and therapists should communicate on social networking sites such as Facebook, Skype, etc.

2 – Vaguely identifies whether students and therapists should communicate on social networking sites such as Facebook, Skype, etc., with errors and omissions.

1 – Does not identify whether students and therapists should communicate on social networking sites such as Facebook, Skype, etc.

Explores ethical considerations of online therapy and counseling.

Total: 1.20

5 – Comprehensively explores ethical considerations of online therapy and counseling.

4 – Thoroughly explores ethical considerations of online therapy and counseling in detail.

3 – Adequately explores ethical considerations of online therapy and counseling.

2 – Briefly explores ethical considerations of online therapy and counseling, with errors and omissions.

1 – Does not explore ethical considerations of online therapy and counseling.

Writing and Organization

Total: 1.60

5 – Demonstrates exemplary clarity and organization. The paper contains a well-articulated thesis statement, flawless mechanics, and precise APA formatting.

4 – Demonstrates effective clarity and organization. The paper contains a well-articulated thesis statement, proper mechanics, and correct APA formatting.

3 – Demonstrates adequate clarity and organization. The paper contains a clear thesis statement, adequate mechanics, and mostly correct APA formatting.

2 – Demonstrates some clarity and organization. The paper contains an unclear thesis statement, poor mechanics, and improper APA formatting.

1 – Lacking clarity and organization. The paper lacks a thesis statement, effective mechanics, and proper APA formatting.

Research

Total: 1.60

5 – Demonstrates exemplary critical analysis of the research materials. The student comprehensively uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

4 – Demonstrates effective critical analysis of the research materials. The student fully uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

3 – Demonstrates adequate critical analysis of the research materials. The student adequately uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

2 – Demonstrates some critical analysis of the research materials. The student partially uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

1 – Lacking critical analysis of the research materials. The student fails to use varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

 

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