Online Counselling: Concepts, Ethics and Skills
Online counselling is becoming increasingly popular given its accessibility, affordability, convenience and efficacy, and is particularly relevant given the current social restrictions. This program will provide a sound coverage of the various competences required to be an effective online counsellor, and will cover the ethical and practical issues involved in such practices.
What you will learn
- To identify and address the ethical and legal issues associated with online counselling
- To identify and respond to professional and practical considerations when setting up professional practice online
- The development of online counselling skills appropriate to various platforms including chat rooms, forums and video conferencing tools
- How to utilise synchronous and asynchronous modes of counselling with children, groups, families and adults.
Self-paced online learning: includes 6 modules of 1.5 hours each (total of 9 hours).
Module one: What is online counselling? The practicalities of setting up online counselling
Module two: Ethical and legal issues in online counselling
Module three: Video counselling
Module four: Text based counselling
Module five: Online counselling with children, groups and families
Module six: The way forward - supervision and employment opportunities
When and where
Course can be undertaken at any time after 5 October.
$354 (incl GST)
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline such as counselling, social work or psychology is recommended.
There is no assessment associated with this program.
You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.