I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Summer is the perfect time for catching up on all that reading you intended to do in the fall and winter. A time to curl up on the nearest deck chair and luxuriate in reading.
What’s on my list this summer?
Well, for starters – the entire issue of the British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, Volume 43, Issue 1, which was published in January 2015.
The editors, Goss and Hooley, say this issue on Online Practice in Counselling and Guidance, “looks at the impact of the online environment on the practice of guidance, counselling, psychotherapy and related services…. it explores…ongoing (technological) changes and in places looks forward to ways in which the future development of the disciplines might be influenced by current technological trends”.
Written from several different perspectives I can see it will be a very thought provoking read.
Next up on my list is the special issue of Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cybersapce, 9 (1). As a school counsellor I am feel I need to know more about their special topic, which is “Mediation of Children’s ICT Usage”. The editors say, “The aim of the special issue is to build upon existing knowledge concerning the mediation of children’s use of digital technology.” When they say ‘children’ the range is from 0 – 16 years old. The articles also offer a variety of cross-cultural perspectives. I am particularly interested in the article on children’s views of parental mediation of children’s use of technology.
Third on my summer reading list is the Winter 2015 TILT (Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology). The Online Therapy Institute publishes this magazine on a quarterly basis (which means a new issue will be out soon!). It’s always an enjoyable read with loads of practical articles and fascinating ideas. I plan to start with the article on encryption and then move on to cybersupervision.
That should keep me busy for a while. Now what am I going to read for fun?
Dawn M. Schell is an affiliate of Worldwide Therapy Online Inc. http://www.therapyonline.ca
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