So what do we have lined up for you?!
John Wilson of OnlinEvents and Kate write about the great free webinar opportunities that the company provide – and how attendance at these events online really do provide a convenient and fun way of meeting our continuing professional development needs. What we miss in the physical handshake with colleagues (and posh sandwiches) at in-room conferences and other events, we really do make up for in the witty banter and networking in chat rooms, where conversation and co-learning thrive!
Brian Dear of iCouch talks us through what using encryption really means for us – how it works – and the minefield of HIPAA compliancy. We are really pleased to have such experts writing for you on these essential issues in our therapy and coaching practices, and Brian also gives us a handy cut-out ‘n’ keep definition of both HIPAA and the Business Associates Agreement. Keep an eye out for the iCouch advert in this issue, and check out what his platform can do for you!
Finally, we are featuring Cedric Speyer’s new CyberSupervision column with an introductory feature on the background to his invaluable contributions to the field and his approach to online supervision. Cedric illustrates his work with verbatim quotes from the people who have benefitted from the work at Canadian EAP Morneau Shepell, and we know that this and his future columns will be essential reading for all of us in the field of online counselling, coaching and supervision.
As always, our regular columnists are here – a great co-authored Research column on the sexual exploitation of women via Information Technology; marketing tips on utilising Twitter; new innovations in the apps world – and of course our resident cartoonist Christine Korol!
Best wishes to all of you and happy reading!
Kate and DeeAnna