Distance Counseling and Supervision: Ethical, Legal, and Practical Considerations for Counselors

Webinar

3 CE Hours Approved by NBCC

“Distance Counseling and Supervision: Ethical, Legal, and Practical Considerations for Counselors”

Jennifer Nivin Williamson, Ph.D., LPCC-S (KY), LPC (TX), NCC, ACS, HS-BCP
Daniel G. Williamson, Ph.D., LPCC-S (KY), LPC (TX), NCC, ACS, HS-BCP

Location

Online

Presentation Date/Time

Ongoing

This pre-conference workshop explores the emerging field of telebehavioral health and supervision presented by editors/authors from the new ACA book titled Distance Counseling and Supervision: A Guide for Mental Health Clinicians. The session will explore ethical, legal, and risk management considerations, practical and technological issues, regulations and licensure, generational issues, screening, contracts, and supervisory considerations.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, many counselors were reluctant to engage in counseling sessions via technology; however, the last year has thrust the profession rapidly into a new age. In an effort to support and serve clients and supervisees, counselors from all backgrounds, ages, and demographics have utilized technology. Licensure boards and insurance companies have made accommodations that have not been previously enjoyed. Counselors are moving from a position of emergency action into a position of seeking best practice. This pre-conference workshop will provide an overview of the practice of technology-assisted counseling and supervision. The editors/authors of the recent ACA publication Distance Counseling and Supervision: A Guide for Mental Health Clinicians will discuss their areas of expertise and the lessons they have learned along the way. The session will explore ethical, legal, and risk management considerations, practical and technological issues, regulations and licensure, generational issues, screening, contracts, and supervisory considerations.

Objectives:

  • This session will explore the opportunities in telebehavioral health and supervision.
  • This session will identify key ethical, legal, practical, and risk management considerations.
  • This session will explore the possibilities for the future of distance counseling and supervision.

About the Speakers

Jennifer Nivin Williamson, Ph.D., LPCC-S (KY), LPC (TX), NCC, ACS, HS-BCP

Speaker Bio

Jennifer Nivin Williamson, Ph.D., LPCC-S (KY), LPC (TX), NCC, ACS, HS-BCP earned a Ph.D.  from Baylor University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor (LPCC-S) in Kentucky. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) ,an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a Diplomate in Adlerian Psychology with the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology. She is currently Core Faculty with Capella University, and has served as a Professor with the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Associate Professor with Lindsey Wilson College with whom she continues to teach part-time. She is the Co-Founder of PAX Consulting and Counseling, PLLC.  Dr. Williamson is a Fulbright Specialist Alum in Mental Health and serves on numerous professional journal editorial boards in counseling and psychology. Dr. Williamson is the co-editor for the new ACA book titled Distance Counseling and Supervision: A Guide for Mental Health Clinicians.

Daniel G. Williamson, Ph.D., LPCC-S (KY), LPC (TX), NCC, ACS, HS-BCP

Speaker Bio

Daniel G. Williamson, Ph.D., LPCC-S (KY), LPC (TX), NCC, ACS, HS-BCP earned a Ph.D. from Baylor University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor (LPCC-S) in Kentucky. He is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC),  an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a Diplomate in Adlerian Psychology with the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology. He is currently Core Faculty with Capella University, and has served as a Professor with the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Associate Professor with Lindsey Wilson College with whom he continues to teach part-time. He is the Co-Founder of PAX Consulting and Counseling, PLLC.  Dr. Williamson is a Fulbright Specialist Alum in Mental Health and serves on numerous professional journal editorial boards in counseling and psychology.  Dr. Williamson is the co-editor for the new ACA book titled Distance Counseling and Supervision: A Guide for Mental Health Clinicians.

Presenter Contact

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TLPCA Contact

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