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Running head: CAUSE AND EFFECT ARGUMENT 1 Cause and Effect Argument Caleb Myers Grand Canyon University: ENG-206HN March 4 th , 2018
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CAUSE AND EFFECT ARGUMENT Cause and Effect Argument As technology has developed, the use of technology when it comes to therapeutic counseling becomes an extremely polarizing subject (Goss & Anthony, 2009). Customarily, many therapist and counselors meet in person with their clients, individually or in group therapy, at a common meeting ground in private. With the use of technology, counselors can and are now speaking with these individuals over a video conference or video chat program. Since Using video chat programs has been new to the field within the last decade and there are numerous studies showing contradictory results, laws and regulations are still in development (Kingsley & Henning, 2015). Utilizing technology in this field of work has cautionary tape saying to be careful in terms of treating their cliental. E-therapy, or electronic therapy, has been and will be developing and further investigated; however, video counseling is by far the most respected and useful form of e-therapy as opposed to using emails or phone calls where the therapist cannot read visual non-verbal ques from the client. While using video conference programs has its flaws, counselors can have a wider range of influence by not being limited by distance between the client and them, therapists can also reach out to those with such severe social anxieties that they would be too afraid to meet in person, and ease the fear of opening up and being vulnerable with one’s counselor by having a certain amount of anonymity. Wider Reach Using video chat programs, counselors can reach an ever-expanding group of patrons in need. Counseling the traditional way, with an hour face to face conversation, is very effective; but it limits the counselor to only be able to help people who can reach them (Kingsley & Henning, 2015). Departing from the traditional way by implementing video chat programs would allow the therapist to reach out of their community and ease the task of individuals looking for a 2
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CAUSE AND EFFECT ARGUMENT therapist who is not located near them (Goss & Anthony, 2009). This would also set aside time it would take for the client and counselor to traverse to one another, which would allow additional time to converse. While traditional psychologists claim face to face counseling is excessively
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