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Best Practices in Online Pedagogy

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*This course is eligible for 2.0 APA CEs for Psychologists or 2.0 BBS California CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors and LMFTs. Please note, once this course is completed an APA Certificate will be automatically generated. If you require a BBS California CEU Certificate it may take up to two weeks to receive via email.*

On-ground campuses are shifting courses to an online modality to combat the COVID-19 virus spread. Many on-ground faculty have limited to no training or experience in online pedagogy. Online pedagogy is different from on-ground teaching and requires knowledge of technology, course development, online course management, how to create a virtual community, and continuous development.

The presenters have 30 years of combined online teaching experience. The presenters will discuss best practices of online pedagogy, provide concrete examples of potential obstacles and solutions, and share resources. The ultimate goal of the presentation to provide the tools necessary for a smooth transition from on-ground delivery to an online modality.

LoriAnn Stretch, PhD, Department Chair for CMHC-Online and National Counseling Curriculum Chair

LORIANN STRETCH, PhD, LCMHC-S, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH is the Department Chair Counselor Education program at the Online Campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she founded the Virtual Clinical Training Center. She has taught in on-ground and distance education for over 20 years, served as clinical director of a multidisciplinary mental health agency, and counseled in a variety of settings including vocational rehabilitation, domestic violence/sexual assault support, court advocacy, college counseling, disability services, foster care group homes, clinical supervision, and private practice. Dr. Stretch co-edited and authored several chapters in Technology in Mental Health: Applications in Practice, Supervision, and Training. She received the first clinical supervision license in NC in recognition of her advocacy work in that state and has served as the Chair and Ethics Chair for the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. In addition, she served on the ACA Ethics Review Panel, as the Public Policy Chair for her state branch of AMHCA, and is a CACREP Team Lead. She currently serves as a 2-year Board Trustee with ACC, as a journal reviewer, and on various committees across several national associations.

Susan Foster, PhD, Director of Clinical Training, CMHC-Online

SUSAN FOSTER, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, ACS, BC-TMHis the Director of Clinical Training for Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The Chicago School.  She has taught in on-ground and virtually for 10 years.  She has also counseled in a variety of settings including K-12 education, community mental health, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and private practice. Dr. Foster recently co-authored several book chapters related to the group counseling, family counseling, and using metaphors and counseling.  She currently serves as the webinar committee chairperson for SACES and the senior editor for the AHC newsletter entitled Infochange.   She has also served as a conference proposal review for WACES and AHC.  She has presented in numerous state, national and international conferences.