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This home-study course offers 6.0 APA CEs for Psychologists or 6.0 BBS California CEUs for Social Workers,Marriage and Family Therapists, and Counselors. No partial credit will be given.

*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.*

For your convenience, we have broken this 6 hour course into 4 parts.

Presented by: LoriAnn Stretch, PhD, Susan Foster, PhD, Rodney Harris, PhD, Tiffany C. Rush-Wilson, PhD

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought telehealth to the forefront as a safe modality for providing ongoing care as agencies, schools, and businesses engage in social distancing to curtail the spread of the virus. Ethical and legal tele-assisted counseling and supervision require specialized skills and knowledge. This presentation will assist mental health professions in developing a transition plan from an on-ground delivery to an online delivery model.

During this presentation, the presenters will examine the use of technology in the delivery of tele-assisted counseling and supervision. The presenters will provide an in-depth exploration of the selection, implementation, and evaluation of technology in the delivery of clinical services. The presenters will review guidelines for screening clients and supervisees and demonstrate how to create an effective technology-assisted relationship. Participants will use ethical and legal guidelines to identify potential concerns and develop solutions regarding the use of technology in clinical services. Participants will examine resources for staying current with this rapidly emerging modality.

Meet the Presenters:

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-TMH is 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.

Rodney Harris, PhD, Co-Director of Virtual Clinical Training
Center, CMHC-Online

Rodney E. Harris, PhD, LCMHCS, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH, BCC is a scholar-practitioner in the field of counselor education who divides his time between clinical practice, teaching, and consulting outside Raleigh, NC. He is an Assistant Professor in the CACREP-accredited, MA Clinical Mental Counseling Program (Online-Campus), at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is also the Co-Director of the Virtual Clinical Training Center. Dr. Harris has practiced for over 20 years; and primarily identifies as a Clinical Supervisor. He operates a virtual counseling/supervision practice and consulting company that integrates Brainspotting, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Strengthening the Family evidenced-based models. He frequently presents/trains at conferences, behavioral and public health factors, churches and community organizations on critical incident stress debriefing (specializing in complicated grief, secondary trauma, stigma-reduction, and disaster recovery), particularly through a cultural lens.
His research interests include: Complicated Grief/Secondary Trauma in Communities of Color, Community Mental Health Practices and Multicultural and Virtual Supervision. He is licensed to practice in several southeastern states, and is also certified as a Nationally Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor, and a Board Certified Coach. He is most proud of his role as a husband to Tracee; and a father to his daughter, Skylar; and their dog, Jaxon.