How to provide counselling and psychotherapy using online technologies
PACFA’s Code of Ethics 2017 highlights the importance of providing online therapy services in an ethical manner. As Practitioners increasingly move towards delivering counselling or psychotherapy using online technologies, it is important that they undertake professional development to ensure that they are not only competent to work in this manner but also have training in how to transfer their skills already at use in the therapy room to an online environment.
Major learning outcomes:
– Understanding the practical aspects of technology in the online environment, within the therapeutic space and within a therapeutic process.
– Experience in testing online practice options against the PACFA Ethics Code.
– A process to support making individual decisions as a professional in regard to the offering of online therapeutic services and what adjustments are required, using as a benchmark existing face to face environments and processes.
Participants will be asked to undertake compulsory reflective questions in order to solidify the learning outcomes and to successfully complete the course. Participants will also need to attend a minimum of 3 out of 4 sessions.
*Attendance at Session 1 is Mandatory to complete this course successfully. If you cannot attend Session 1 you will need to book into a later Course.*
This is a eight-hour online course which covers the following areas via 4 x 2 hour interactive webinar sessions from 2:00pm-4:00pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
September 7th - Session 1: Exploring the differences between your face-to-face space and the online space – one
September 14th - Session 2: Exploring the differences between your face-to-face process and an online process – two
September 21st - Session 3: Testing online environment & process options against the PACFA code of ethics
September 28th - Session 4: Assessing the merits of online environment and process options
The online series will be facilitated by Fiona Griffith
Fiona Griffith is a Clinical Counsellor and accredited Supervisor. She works with a wide range of clients and as Supervisor, has a particular interest in supporting Counsellors in educational settings. Originally an English Teacher, Fiona went on to teach in the counselling post graduate program at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Hong Kong and Singapore until 2010. Fiona designs and facilitates professional development for counsellors, other therapists and supervisors using an experiential and collegial framework. Fiona was the deputy convener of the PACFA College of Counselling Leadership Group for several years and was on the board and secretary of AAOS.
Members $260 (inc. GST) for PACFA Registrants and PACFA Member Association members.
Non-member $320 (inc. GST).
For PACFA Registrants, the course counts as 8 hours of Category A CPD (Continuing Professional Development).
Customers seeking to cancel their registration more than 5 working days (for courses) and 48 hours (for webinars) prior to the event date may request a credit to be applied to their account. Cancellations must be made in writing to [email protected]. Cancellations made with less notice than this are non-refundable or exchangeable. Credits will be accessible through the PACFA Portal and are valid for up to a year from the purchase date. This policy is at the discretion of PACFA and may change. Queries should be directed to [email protected].