LPCs Strongly Endorse Teletherapy – Original Research
1 CE Hour
“LPCs Strongly Endorse Teletherapy – Original Research”
Michael T. Greelis, PhD
This session presents implications of original research by the author and other efforts on the effective use of teletherapy. The research measured the observations of 164 LPCs in Northern Virginia on the effectiveness of teletherapy as well as additional pertinent research during and before the Covid19 period. The results of the original research showed that 99% of LPCs said that this mode of therapy was “effective” and 98% said that their clients concurred. Counselors reported that they were “effective” treating clients who started and continued with teletherapy as the sole therapeutic setting. Strong majorities reported a significant increase in outreach to people with handicaps, far fewer missed appointments, and increased client-count.
- Participants will gain greater awareness and confidence on how effective they can be providing services via teletherapy.
- Participants will be able to assess the effectiveness of their own efforts using teletherapy.
- Participants will be fully aware of the life-saving benefits of the required change to teletherapy and build on the success of the counseling profession in rapidly adapting to a change that in many places occurred literally overnight.
About the Speaker
Michael T. Greelis, PhD
Michael T. Greelis, Ph.D. is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also an Approved Clinical Supervisor trough the Center for Credentialing and Education. Dr. Greelis has an active private practice in Reston and Herndon, Virginia near Washington, DC. He provides individual and family therapy for adults, adolescents, and older children. He focuses on depressive and mood regulatory disorders, trauma, and challenging family situations. For five years, Dr. Greelis was on the adjunct graduate faculty for the Community and Agency program at the George Mason University, Graduate School of Education. He has done major presentations on mood disorders, what counselors need to know about bipolar disorder, and PTSD. Most recently, Dr Greelis presented Fraud and Character: The Psychology and Motivations of White-Collar Criminals at The 29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Dr. Greelis is the Advocacy Chairman for the Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors, a regional affiliate of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. He conducted original research for NVLPC in January and February 2021 on behalf of NVLPC.