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Telecounseling Professional Development Series Begins June 18

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UNC Pembroke’s College of Health Sciences, Department of Counseling, hosts a four-part Telecounseling Professional Development Series beginning June 18, 2020. 

Series sessions are virtual and scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Topics and dates include:

June 18, 2020: Intro. to Professional Telecounseling: Ethical and Legal Considerations

July 2, 2020: General Telecounseling Practice Considerations

July 16, 2020: Professional TeleSCHOOL Counseling

July 30, 2020: Professional Clinical Telemental Health Counseling

The series is open to graduate students as well as current school counselors and current mental health counselors. Participants are eligible to earn up to eight continuing education hours. The Department of Counseling is an approved continuing education provider by the National Board of Certified Counselors. 

“This training series affords professional counselors across the region the opportunity to better understand the value and application of telecounseling in their practice, whether in a school or clinical setting. The use of telecounseling can increase access to counseling and other mental health services for families and individuals in our region. The department is positioned to support local schools and agencies in expanding the delivery of telecounseling as we continue to navigate the pandemic and into the future,” shared Dr. Jeffrey Warren, chair of UNC Pembroke’s Department of Counseling. 

The sessions are free to attend, but registration is required. Visit uncp.edu/telecounseling to register. If participants need accommodations to access the program and/or program materials, please contact Dr. Jonathan Ricks, jonathan.ricks@uncp.edu.