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Using Technology Creatively to Empower Diverse Populations in Counseling
Renae Reljic, Amney Harper, and Hugh Crethar
There are many new technologies and ways that technology can be used with clients to enhance the counseling process (Jerome & Zaylor, 2000); however, there is very little research exploring the use of these technologies beyond distance counseling, computer mediated therapy, or Web therapy. This paper is intended to provide the reader with a basic guide to the new technologies and their uses to empower clients. Barriers, ethics, and techniques will be discussed.