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Is it Beneficial, Ethical or Practical to use Skype for Sport Psychology Consultations?

Written by Pete Jackson
One of the top Google searches related to finding sport psychologist provision is “sport psychologist near me” (Google Ads, UK, Keyword Planner Search, February 2019) however not every athlete, coach or parent is within a commutable distance to their nearest sport psychologist. This is one of many contributing factors that are leading more and more consultations to take place over videoconferencing technologies such as Skype, Facetime or other VOIP (voice over internet protocol) platforms. And with mass media publications such as the New York Times dedicating articles to this trend under titles such as “When Your Therapist Is Only a...
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