DeeAnna and I were delighted to be contacted by Clinton Power, a relationship counsellor based in Sydney, Australia, to discuss him interviewing us about Therapy Without Borders: A Beginners Guide to Online Therapy for Australian counsellors and therapists thinking about introducing technology into their practice. Clinton told us “Many therapists in Australia are not offering online therapy at this point, but it’s a shame because we have such vast distances in our country, so I’m hoping we can change that!”
So naturally we were pleased at the opportunity to help!
But… Clinton is in Sydney, Australia; DeeAnna is in New Jersey,USA; and I am in Scotland, UK. Would that pose a problem to get together to create a video to share with professionals globally?
Of course not!
Admittedly, Clinton had to be up super-early on his timezone (6am) and I had to be up late (10pm), with DeeAnna’s timezone being somewhere in the middle, but we are pleased to now offer you the opportunity to view the video of around 30mins, to hear DeeAnna and I discuss topics such as:
- How the Online Therapy Institute and our collaboration came about
- Our working definition of online therapy and what forms online therapy can take
- Before a counsellor even considers providing online services, what needs to be evaluated
- What ethical issues should the novice online therapist be on the lookout for
- How safe Skype is for providing online services
- What the minimum level of security is that a counsellor needs to implement in the provision of online therapy services
- Whether therapists work can with clients outside of their own country
You will notice lag time on occasion and even moments where it appears we are all talking over each other (we really are not that rude, lol) but this is also a demonstration of how technology does not always cooperate, and yet even so, the message comes across!
We are planning a longer, future video for Clinton (now we know the technology across three continents works) – in the meantime, you can watch the video here and find out more about Clinton’s Australian Counselling Directory here!