Category: Online Therapy

The Internet and Me: Social Networking and Tutoring Online – Mieke Haveman

Mieke Haveman

I am looking forward to discussing what is the same and what is different when tutoring face to face and tutoring online, facilitating learning online, with no in person contact raises a number of interesting questions.

I also teach courses on building websites and social networking and look forward to spending some time discussion how to use social networks ethically. What networks to be using and some top tips for effective social networking.

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Technology Enhanced Recovery: Getting Connected – Michaela Jones

Michaela Jones

Technology in all its forms has become a fundamental part of how we live our lives. Yet its value has still to be fully explored within the substance misuse sector. Why is there such reluctance and what benefits can it bring?

This presentation will attempt to bust some of the myths around who uses technology and explore how being online can support and sustain long-term recovery.

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The Internet and Me: Self-help and Facilitated Support Online – Denise Meyer

Denise Meyer

Dr Denise Meyer developed the award-winning Students Against Depression website, and has managed its growth as a trusted resource for students and those helping them (as well as many non students) over its 10 year history.

In this interview Denise will talk about how the project has responded to evidence about how to make self-help more helpful, and about recent developments to make it easier for therapists and other support workers to use the site for structured guided self-help.

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The Internet and Me: How I Make My Online Work Secure and Confidential – Philippa Weitz

Philippa Weitz

Caring for our clients, ensures we look after them to the highest possible standard, this includes thinking about issues of security and confidentiality.

Whilst this has always been a requirement for our face2face work, online there are new issues and challenges to think about. Indeed, whilst there are some basic issues to think about, it’s not always “a one size fits all” solution.

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The Internet and Me: Working Online with Chronic Pain – Olivia Djouadi

Olivia Djouadi

I have noticed in recent years hospitals are beginning to give questions on depression, anxiety and fatigue in relation to chronic health. As a result more people are noted as having extra concerns.

Due to the effects of illness it can be hard to travel so online counselling is ideal. Even if typing is too hard then live online sessions can be a good choice.

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Cyber Culture: Working and Living in a Digital Society – Kate Anthony

Kate Anthony

Dr Kate Anthony, FBACP, will look at why people turn to digital environments to seek help with their particular issues.

She will look at the central themes of how people interact online, such as: issues of shame & embarrassment; inability to seek help elsewhere; the Disinhibition Effect (both the positive and negative effects); a sense of belonging to a community; and for when in crisis.

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Challenge of Online Supervision – Anne Stokes

Anne Stokes

Is online supervision appropriate, effective or even ethical? As technology moves ever forward we find ourselves able to make contact with our counselling supervisors and supervisee’s via email, text messaging and even video conferencing. These mediums are obviously different from meeting in a face to face context and raises questions around the ethics and effectiveness of this kind of work.

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