Today’s rapid rate of technology change introduces both opportunities and challenges for psychologists. A Technology and Practice Questionnaire was sent to 1000 psychologists in independent practice, half of whom were contacted by e-mail and the other half by U.S. mail. A total of 237 of the 433 deliverable surveys sent by U.S. mail were returned (54.7% response rate), but only 49 of the 458 deliverable surveys sent by e-mail (12.9% response rate). Respondents were asked to rate the frequency of 51 behaviors in their practice and to indicate whether the behavior is ethical. The results suggest a relatively low rate of technology use among independent practitioners and a high degree of ethical uncertainty regarding the use of various technologies in practice. Implications for training and practice are considered.
McMinn, Mark R.; Bearse, Jennifer Lynn; Heyne, Laura K.; Smithberger, Amanda; and Erb, Andrea Lanier, "Technology and Independent Practice: Survey Findings and Implications" (2011). Faculty Publications - Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Program. 165.