Total CE Credit Hours: 5
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/101052
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About the Course:
This course gives practical insight into how therapists can translate their practice to an online medium. The first half of the course provides an overview of the internet and the idiosyncrasies of online therapeutic communication. The second half discusses the practical aspects of online counseling, including technological issues, ethical and legal issues, and business issues. The last section focuses on performing psychotherapy online, including treatment strategies and skills, working with online groups, online testing and assessment, and multicultural issues in online counseling.
This course is based on the book, On-Line Counseling: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals created by George Stricker, Ph.D., Ron Kraus, Ph.D., C.S.W., and Jason S. Zack, Ph.D.
Journal/Publisher:Elseveir Academic Press
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about the burgeoning telehealth movement. It is appropriate for all of participants' knowledge. It is recommended for practicing therapists 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.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Provide an overview of how the internet has become an integral part of people's lives. And examine the research to date on the use and effectiveness of counseling online, as well as the challenges and benefits of online communication
- List practical aspects of counseling online, including technological issues, ethical and legal issues, and business issues.
- Demonstrate the practice of performing psychotherapy online, including online treatment strategies and skills, facilitating online groups, online testing and assessment, and international and multicultural issues in online counseling.
- Discuss in detail which clients are appropriate for online counseling and which are not.
- Outline potential ways for clinicians to expand their current face-to-face practice to include online counseling options.
- Evaluate the future of online counseling and any potential problems that may arise.
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