COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)
16 Melville Terrace | Stirling | FK8 2NE
t: 01786 475 140 f: 01786 446 207
3rd Annual COSCA Ethical Seminar
‘Everyday Technology in Counselling and Supervision’
Thursday 10 March 2011
1.00pm – 3.45pm
(12.30 pm registration/tea/coffee)
Venue: Forthbank Leisure Stadium, Springkerse, Stirling, FK7 7UJ
Free Parking Available
About the Seminar:
Counsellors, psychotherapists and supervisors in Scotland are already using technologies in their client work e.g. phone (mobile and landline), texting, email, instant messaging, Skype, counselling websites and online or e-counselling.
This 3rd Annual COSCA Ethical Seminar will examine the additional ethical and practical implications of the use of these technologies by counsellors, psychotherapists, and supervisors and clients’ expectations of the use of technologies for communication.
The keynote presentation will be delivered by Dr Kate Anthony FBACP, a leading authority and published writer on online therapy.
This Seminar will:
- examine the increasing use of technologies for providing counselling, psychotherapy and supervision, and their ethical and practical challenges
- explore the increasing use of technologies by clients as well as other participants in the activity of counselling
- discuss the potential of using technologies to reach clients who are unable or unwilling to pursue face-to-face counselling
- look in particular at what is involved in delivering ethically based online counselling
- review COSCA’s draft guidelines on e-counselling
- provide participants with the opportunity to engage with the ethical values and principles raised in the above discussions and apply them to their own practice as counsellors, psychotherapists and supervisors
12.30 Registration & Tea/Coffee
1.00 Welcome and Introduction:
Fiona McCall, Chair, COSCA Ethics Committee
1.10 DR KATE ANTHONY FBACP –
‘The Ethics of Online Therapy’
2.15 Discussion Groups led by members of
COSCA’s Ethics Committee
3.15 Review of Draft COSCA Guideline on
At the time of going to press, this programme was deemed correct. We reserve the right to cancel or alter any part of the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.