to work online as a counsellor/therapist
recommends that all its members should have specific training before
working online professionally. We have listed training courses below
which offer this training but we do not endorse any individual course.
In addition some universitycounsellor training courses include modules
which introduce working online. However, in line with BACP, ACTO
do not believe that online work is suitable for the newly trained
psychological therapist and have listed training courses which are
only open to trained and experienced therapists.
Online Training for Counsellors offer training to Diploma level for therapists
to work online which is validated by CPCAB and suitable for CPD.
They also offer workshops on specific online therapeutic skills.
Their training is delivered entirely online to groups of practitioners
and takes place at specific times during the year.
The Online Therapy Institute offers a six-module CPD/CE accredited certificate training for practitioners (30 hours), which can be started at any time undertaken at times convenient to them from any time zone. Their training is delivered entirely online, and covers Introduction to Cyberspace, the Online Relationship, the Online Therapeutic Relationship, Ethics in Online Therapy, Using Email and Using Chat. Modules may also be taken in isolation as top-up/refresher modules. Their Diploma course (60 hours) encompasses all of these with full facilitation and experiential exercises, and includes training in videocounselling.
Therapy Online offers 12-week certificate courses in Cybercounselling
in collaboration with Canada's prestigious University of Toronto.
Suitable for continuing education credits. Small personal classes.
Offers a variety of certificated training courses and workshops for therapists and supervisors to work online. The training provisions offer delegates the option of participating online, in either lone study (supported by the course tutor) which can be arranged at any point within a calendar year, or a second option of participating in an experiential online group course, which takes place a frequent intervals during a calendar year.