Published on in Vol 18, No 1 (2016): January

Do Therapists Google Their Patients? A Survey Among Psychotherapists

Do Therapists Google Their Patients? A Survey Among Psychotherapists

Do Therapists Google Their Patients? A Survey Among Psychotherapists

Authors of this article:

Christiane Eichenberg1 Author Orcid Image ;   Philipp Y Herzberg2 Author Orcid Image


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