Cyprus Turkish Journal of Psychiatry & Psychology Vol.2 Issue.3



Postmodern Perspective in Psychological Counseling Practices:  Online Psychological Counselling

Psikolojik Danışma Uygulamalarında Post Modern Bakış Açısı: Çevrimiçi Psikolojik Danışma

 Melih Burak Özdemir1, Yaşar Barut2


The core of this study consists of what the online psychological counseling practices as a new study field for the psychological counseling services applied in Turkey are, how it should be, its positive and negative aspects, its History and how the online psychological counseling practice is applied abroad. Although there are very few studies in Turkey related to what the standard and ethical principles of online psychological counseling practices in Turkey should be, it is observed that this service is being provided actively via internet. It is possible to encounter a lot of results when we type ‘online psychological counseling’ in the Google research engine. In this respect, it is essential to clarify matters such as standards and ethical principles for online psychological counseling practices which are gradually gaining momentum in the practice, specialist training, in what situations and conditions online psychological counseling can be applied. These days, in cases where it is not possible to talk with the clients face to face due to different reasons in the field of psychological counseling, the methods and techniques of reaching out to clients or psychological counselors are being researched. Online psychological counseling is the neglected aspect of the psychological counselor education by the universities in Turkey. It is of great importance for the individuals who will provide this service to be competent and that leading professional associations determine the standard and ethical codes of the practice. Although it is hard to state that there are satisfactory amount of studies in our country regarding the online psychological counseling service delivery, existing studies are valuable for observing the current situation of the online psychological counseling in our country, it would not be inaccurate to assert that as a new field for Turkey, online psychological counseling service, is yet at a crawling stage.

Keywords: Online Psychological Counselling, Standard and Ethic Principle, Specialist Training


1European University of Lefke, Lefke, Cyprus Psychological Counseling and Guidance Phd. Student, Orcid İd:
2Associate Professor, On dokuz Mayıs University, İzmir, Turkey, Faculty of Health Sciences, Head of Child Development Department, Orcid İd:
Address of Correspondence/Yazışma Adresi: European University of Lefke, Gemikonağı, Lefke 99770, Cyprus Psychological Counseling and Guidance Phd. Student, E-mail:
Date of Received/Geliş Tarihi: 23.09.2020, Date of Revision/Düzeltme Tarihi: 05.11.2020, Date of Acceptance/Kabul Tarihi: 17.11.2020, Date of Online Publication/Çevirimiçi Yayın Tarihi: 27.11.2020
Citing/Referans Gösterimi: Özdemir, B.M., Barut, Y. (2020). Postmodern Perspective in Psychological Counselling Practices: Online Psychological Counselling., Cyprus Turkish Journal of Psychiatry & Psychology, 2(3): 192-99.

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