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978-1-7936-3102-2 • Hardback • September 2022 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
978-1-7936-3103-9 • eBook • September 2022 • $45.00 • (£30.99)
Will Henderson is associate director of the Social Media Listening Center at Clemson University.
Mary Jackson Pitts is coordinator of the creative media production program at Arkansas State University.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Finding Help Online
Chapter 2: Why Communities Matter
Chapter 3: Community Evolution
Chapter 4: Theoretical Approaches to Communities
Chapter 6: Discovery Among Online Therapy Community Members
Chapter 7: Why Online Therapy Communities Matter
Chapter 8: Conclusion
About the Authors
“This book provides a well-rounded perspective of member motivations for joining online community therapy groups, exploring both the benefits and challenges. Backed by research data and statistics, the authors provide very valuable information and present an alternative to in-person communities, while emphasizing an overlooked aspect of social media. This is a must have for individuals seeking emotional support, counselors, social media researchers, and related professionals.”— Ngozi Akinro, Texas Wesleyan University
“Online Community Therapy: The Support Network is a timely and valuable source for online media literacy. It also advances our understanding of digital interactions through its application to online therapy communities, considering the implications of social media’s maturing.”— Ghanem Elhersh, Stephen F. Austin State University