E-mail and Ethical Issues

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The proliferation of the use of e-mail and texting has created some ethical dilemmas for family counselors. Although e-mail can expand and encourage communication, it is not problem free and, in fact, can pose problems. There are issues with privacy, confidentiality, and maintaining an appropriate professional relationship. Family counselors should be aware of the promises and pitfalls in using e-mail and related technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalThe Family Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2009


  • confidentiality
  • counseling relationship
  • e-mail
  • ethical dilemmas
  • family counseling


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