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Technology considerations in counseling sessions

  1. 1. Technology Considerations in Counseling Sessions UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON- CLEAR LAKE BY: SANTANA SIMPLE
  2. 2. Health Literacy Influences Health literacy allows service organizers to implement programs that can be personal to the target audiences because it considers:  the needs of the audiences  implements needs into programs
  3. 3. Health Literacy & Counseling Services Health literacy has an overall goal of  Providing target audiences the opportunity to make better health decisions  Understanding health needs Development in technology allow:  Psychological services to be marketed  Connect isolated clients utilizing technology enhancements
  4. 4. Technology According to the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (2012) technology in counseling includes:  telephone  email  chat/ video National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (2012
  5. 5. Counselor Responsibilities NBCC recommends that the standards and ethical codes be reviewed as often as possible Counselors have to be aware of legal standards that may vary by states  Legal jurisdiction applicable to the counselor and the client Security of the communication with the client Local emergency or crisis resources Review confidentiality, duration of services, and potential outcomes with clients Time differences Providing proper websites and links Support services for clients Assessments that are web based National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (2012
  6. 6. Evaluation of services Although there are a number of advantages to providing technology or internet counseling, the NBCC still warns counselors that there has to be a constant evaluation of services National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (2012
  7. 7. Limitations of technology utilization Clients not being completely conformable with utilizing technology Dependence on the internet type of counseling  lead to less personable interactions Validating identification of clients and/or counselors Ensuring security or confidentiality
  8. 8. Examples of Technology in Counseling Expanding use of internet or technology counseling in rural communities  Prominent in communities that are more spread out in distance  No local public transportation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
  9. 9. Tele-health Texas utilizes tele-health in Galveston County Provides counseling utilizing a video conference session Services are conducive to the specific needs of the community Tele-health will serves as the transitioning model/example to other counties  Combats the lack of specialized mental health services in the area http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1920&bih=913&t bm=isch&tbnid=Je5ZPlhWLM4JSM:&imgrefurl=http://www.texasfile.com/ Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012 texas-deed-records-directory/galveston-county-clerk/
  10. 10. Questions???
  11. 11. ReferencesMallen, M. J., Vogel, D.L., Rochlen, A.B. (2005). The counseling psychologist. Practical Aspects of Online Counseling. Retrieved from www.edb.utexas.edu/.../2005- PractAspectsOnlineCounseling.pdfNational Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. & Center for Credentialing Education, Inc. (2012). The practice of internet counseling. National Board for Certified Counselors. Retrieved from www.nbcc.org/assets/ethics/internetcounseling.pdfRobert Wood Johnson Foundation. (2012). Using Telehealth for mental health. RWJF Program Results Report. Retrieved from www.rwjf.org/files/research/LFP.65706.final.pdf

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