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Registration for Summer 2020 courses is now closed. Please use the links below to pre-register for Fall 2020 and to learn more about our training!

 Cybercounselling Level I

Cybercounselling - Level I is a twelve-week, three module online course designed for experienced counselling practitioners who want to provide professional ethical online services. The full twelve weeks must be completed in order to be granted Cybercounselling Level I certification. Certificates are issued exclusively by Therapy Online.

Prerequisites:

  • Master's degree in counselling or a related field;
  • 2 years of experience delivering in-person counselling (or equivalent combination of experience and training);
  • Proficiency using a computer and the internet;
  • Membership in a professional association and adherence to their ethical code.

To pre-register for Fall 2020 or for questions please email Lawrence Murphy

Videocounselling Webinar

The world has changed and for both ethical and liability reasons clinicians need to know how to deliver counselling services online. This webinar focuses on video. Your team will learn:

  • the structure of the Internet and general online ethics
  • ethical and practical issues in videocounselling
  • clinical issues in videocounselling
  • research evidence
  • self-care and boundary setting online

The webinar lasts 3.5 hours and provides ample time for questions. Fees are $1500 plus tax.

To learn more or to discuss customising the training, email Lawrence Murphy.

 Cybercounselling Level II

Cybercounselling - Level II is a twelve-week, three-module online course designed for counselling practitioners who have completed Cybercounselling Level I and want to deepen and refine their cybercounselling expertise.  Upon completion of Level II, participants are issued certificates issued exclusively by Therapy Online.

Prerequisite:

  • Cybercounselling Level I

More information

The next course will run Fall 2020. To pre-register please email Lawrence

Telephone and Text-based Counselling

The world has changed and for both ethical and liability reasons clinicians need to know how to deliver counselling services online. This webinar focuses on alternatives to video counselling. Your team will learn:

  • ethical considerations online
  • compensating for non-verbals in telephone counselling
  • advantages of text-based communication
  • considerations in using moblie tools
  • research evidence
  • principles in effective chat counselling methods

The webinar lasts 3.5 hours and provides ample time for questions. Fees are $1500 plus tax.

To learn more or to discuss customising the training, email Lawrence Murphy.

 Foundations of Cybercounselling

Offered in collaboration with the University of Toronto, this eight-week online course covers theories and research in online counselling as well as introduces participants to some of the practical aspects of doing counselling online. The course covers various modalities of online counselling including e-mail counselling, video counselling, real-time chat and website or bulletin-board based approaches. We also explore work being done with individuals, couples, families and groups online.

Prerequisites:

  • None

Fall 2020 Registration may be completed through U of T's School of Continuing Education.

Questions? email Lawrence Murphy

Developing Your Online Counselling Practice

This full day workshop will provide participants with a solid grounding in the ethics, theory, research and practice of online counselling. Participants will learn about computer and Internet security and other important aspect of the technology. The variety of online methods will be compared and contrasted with consideration given to ethical issues specific to video counselling.

Attention will be given to establishing and strengthening the therapeutic alliance in text. Time will be spent covering clinical techniques that improve the therapeutic effectiveness of text-based methods like email and text-chat with a specific focus on the Presence Techniques. Ethical and practical considerations in the delivery of video counselling will be explored in depth.

Prerequisites:

  • None

NOTE: This is an in-person workshop and for the duration of the Pandemic Emergency is effectively cancelled. If you are intersted in cybercounselling training please inquire abou the online webinars noted above or our Level 1 course