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New Online Therapy course launching in April

PACFA is developing a new course highlighting 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 they are not only competent to work in this manner, but are also trained in how to transfer their skills, already in 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; and
  • 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 post session surveys in order to solidify the learning outcomes and to successfully complete the course. 

How to provide counselling and psychotherapy using online technologies

* Online Course 30th April – 21st May 2019
* 4 x 2 hour interactive webinar sessions
* 8 hours of Category A Continuing Professional Development for PACFA Registrants

Members $260 (inc. GST)
Non-members $320 (inc. GST)
To register go to the PACFA Portal

Date Topic
April 30, 2019
6pm to 8pm (AEST)
Session 1: Exploring the differences between your face-to-face space and the online space
May 7, 2019
6pm to 8pm (AEST)
Session 2: Exploring the differences between your face-to-face process and an online process
May 14, 2019
6pm to 8pm (AEST)
Session 3: Testing online environment & process options against the PACFA code of ethics
May 21, 2019
6pm to 8pm (AEST)
Session 4: Assessing the merits of online environment and process options