The use of technology in the field of mental health has been an increasing interest of study and utilization in recent years, especially during and after the Covid 19 pandemic in which social distancing practices were encouraged to limit the spread of the virus. During this time, the use of technology for health-related appointments became vital as many offices shut down and/ or had limited in-person access. Furthermore, technology has already been integrated and researched significantly in other areas of the healthcare fields such as psychiatry and nursing. However, there is a lack of understanding of the role of technology in the counseling field, understanding its use, defining what it is, and exploring its outcomes. This paper will highlight the development of technology in counseling and specifically focus on the available types of technology such as virtual reality and augmented reality.
Cespedes, Hanna; Robey, Elizabeth; and Wilkinson, Tyler
"Technology and Mental Health Counseling,"
Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision: Vol. 4:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/tces/vol4/iss1/6