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Predictors of licensed clinicians' attitudes toward e-therapy

Predictors of licensed clinicians’ attitudes toward e-therapy was investigated. This article discusses trends of electronic tools used in the field of psychology. The factors that may predict attitudes toward utilization of e-therapy practices were explored. A survey was administered to 141 licensed clinicians in United States. The survey included an e-therapy experiences questionnaire, the self-efficacy with computer technology scale, and the online counseling attitudes scale. Significant results from the study identified self-efficacy with technology and influences of e-therapy experiences as predictors of attitudes toward e-therapy. Psychoanalytic orientation and age were not found to be significant predictors of attitudes toward e-therapy. These findings lend support to the notion that training and exposure could increase positive attitudes toward e-therapy.

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