The Internet and Clinical Psychology: A general review of implications

M. A. Smith, C. Senior

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The Internet has grown exponentially from its original conception and now takes the form of a vast network of interconnected computers. It encompasses such a wide arena within science that its impact cannot be ignored. This article reviews some of the areas where the Internet is relevant to Clinical Psychology. Three main areas identified and expanded upon are (i) use of the Internet as a communication medium within this domain, (ii) teaching of the discipline, and (iii) use of the Internet as a tool for psychological research. Within these three areas, examples of the applicability of the Internet are discussed as well as its limitations. In summary, use of the Internet within the psychological domain has many advantages and as such should be embraced by the clinical psychologist.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Psychology Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • internet
  • clinical psychology
  • research


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