Online Counseling: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals
Total CE Credit Hours: 12
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102099
About the Course:
This course is a comprehensive presentation of current research, clinical information, and technology in the provision of online counseling along with pertinent business considerations, current laws, regulations and ethical concerns.
2011, Second Edition
This course is recommended for licensed health care professionals; especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers, who are looking for ways to expand their practices online and/or to help round out treatment to specific patients who might benefit from online therapy in addition to traditional delivery. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.
Summarize the history and the research relating to online mental health care and to discuss the benefits and limitations inherent in online counseling.
Analyze online counseling in terms of the therapeutic meaning that can be expressed in different kinds of chat or email communications.
Apply the technology of online counseling.
Practice counseling or psychological testing online with an understanding of the cultural, ethical and legal issues that apply.
Discuss clinical theory and practice as it applies to online counseling.
Participants will become familiar with different modalities of online counseling, along with pertinent theoretical and therapeutic considerations.
Discuss future developments in the evolution of online counseling.
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