What We Offer
We use our online learning platform JigsawBox to deliver online training directly to you when convenient! With a mix of online reading, watching videos, taking part in experiential exercises and co-learning with your fellow trainees, we give you a full training in working online. You get individual bespoke feedback from your tutor along the way that applies directly to you and your service, or that of your organisation.
- Looking to translate your face-to-face therapeutic skills to the online environment?
- Needing to understand your client’s life in a digital world?
- Wanting to be part of a dynamic learning cohort for learning support?
- Have a busy life and want a course you can attend when you are able?
Courses are based on over 15 years of experience and training in the international online therapy field, suitable for those organisations and individual practitioners moving to an online client service via email, chat, audio and video connection, embracing social media, marketing and other technological solutions along the way to connect with clients where they are at.
Our courses are Endorsed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and are tutored by Dr Kate Anthony, FBACP. To find out more about Kate, please click here. To find courses on becoming a Health Coach run by the Online Therapy Institute’s co-founder DeeAnna Merz Nagel, click here!
General Course Overview:
- History of Online Counselling and Psychotherapy
- The Concept of Presence
- The Online Disinhibition Effect
- Written Communication Skills
- Anonymity and Fantasy
- History of Ethical Development
- Assessment and Intake Online
- Informed Consent and Privacy Policies
- Maintaining a Responsible Online Presence
- Working with Email
- Working with Chat and Instant Messaging
- Working with Audio Tools
- Working with Video Tools
- Closure and Discharge Online
- Virtual Reality and Avatars
- Marketing and Taking Your Services Online
We have four central ways of receiving your training:
- Certified Cyber Therapist – a 12 week structured CPD training programme. Assessment via a combination of short written assignments, oral conversations, experiential exercises and submission of a final Personal Learning Statement in the format of your choice. Click here for more information.
- Certified Cyber Therapist – a self-paced structure CPD training programme. Assessment via a combination of short written assignments with written feedback, experiential exercises, and a final tutor conversation. Click here for more information.
- Certified Cyber Facilitator – a self-paced extensive CPD training programme combining a Foundation Course in Cyberculture and Specialist Certificate in Online Therapy (may also be taken separately). Assessment via a combination of short written assignments with written feedback, experiential exercises, and two tutor conversations. Click here for more information.
- Online Therapy Resource Guide – a short introductory CPD course designed to give you the basics of working online. Full access to the course material and assignments but no requirement to complete written work and no feedback given. Upgradable to course status at any point. Click here for more information.
We also offer Specialist Certificates in:
Short CPD Topics
- Online Group Therapy: Delivery, Research, Ethics and Design
- Online Marketing for the Non-Techie
- Introduction to Online Supervision (page being updated)
- Introduction to Online Coaching (page being updated)
- Counselling Problem Gamblers using Blended Technologies (tutored by Jane Fahy)
Questions? Email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss which course is right for you!