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Online counseling

  1. 1. Online Counseling<br />Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Ph.D., LMHC, CRC, NCC<br />Charles Snipes IT Director <br />AllCEUs.com, DataTriangle.com and Websites4Counseling.com<br />
  2. 2. History of Online Counseling<br />Reasons for Online Counseling<br />Methods of Online Counseling<br />Ethics of Online Counseling<br />The Business Aspects<br />Choosing a Virtual Office<br />Possible Features<br />How much to charge<br />Marketing: Making a Place in Cyberspace<br />Overview<br />
  3. 3. 1970s several hospitals linked via video feed to provide doctor-to-doctor consultation<br />2000 the first independent practitioners started making a name for themselves<br />21st Century people have begun communicating more by text/IM<br />2006 several states passed laws indicating that telehealth must be compensated at the same rate as face2face<br />2010 <br />The majority of insurers are compensating for telehealth services <br />Florida created a state-certification for e-therapy.<br />History<br />
  4. 4. Access experts on a particular problem worldwide<br />More cost effective for the practitioner and the patient<br />Wider range of available business hours<br />Provides a degree of anonymity making many people feel more at ease<br />Enduring record<br />Many of the youth of today prefer etherapy…You lived on the phone as a teen, they live on their iphone text.<br />An adjunct to traditional therapy <br />Reasons<br />
  5. 5. Phone<br />Benefits<br />Drawbacks<br />Text/IM<br />Benefits<br />Drawbacks<br />Video<br />Benefits<br />Drawbacks<br />Email<br />Benefits<br />Drawbacks<br />Methods<br />
  6. 6. Who and Where<br />Verifying identity<br />Assessment<br />Treatment Issues<br />Addictions<br />Anxiety<br />Depression<br />Bipolar<br />OCD<br />PTSD<br />Ethics<br />
  7. 7. Choosing a Virtual Office<br />Virtual office vs. a web presence<br />Partnering with someone else vs. Independent Office<br />Advertising/Marketing<br />Commissions<br />HIPAA<br />Payment<br />The Business Aspects<br />
  8. 8. Possible Features<br />Web presence<br />Interactive online appointment book<br />Fillable assessment and intake forms<br />Secure IM/Text chat (imbedded or downloadable)<br />Secure email<br />Secure video chat (imbedded or downloadable)<br />Instant services <br />Business Aspects cont…<br />
  9. 9. How much to charge<br />Marketing: Making a Place in Cyberspace<br />SEO optimization<br />HTML vs. Blog or CMS<br />Designing your website (colors, usability)<br />Finding a niche<br />
  10. 10. Several books on online counseling<br />Resources<br />
  11. 11. Online therapy is becoming increasingly mainstream<br />There are many advantages such as convenience, cost effectiveness and accessibility<br />Things to consider when choosing an office are your particular skill set, your target population, how tech savvy you are and how much you want to spend<br />Building an online practice is no faster than a face-to-face one, but there are things you can do to speed up the process.<br />Summary<br />
  12. 12. …<br />Questions<br />

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