Board of Professional Counselors
The Board of Professional Counselors wants to provide direction for Licensed Professional Counselors who engage in the practice of technology assisted distance counseling.
The Board recommends the NBCC guidelines as a resource for technology assisted distance counseling.
ACA Code of Ethics, Section A12
Notice Regarding e-Therapy
Anyone considering utilizing e-therapy, or online therapy needs to know that if you are living in Alaska and receiving e-therapy, or online therapy, from a therapist outside of Alaska, there is no process available for the regulation of that therapist. Please inquire with the therapist as to their credentials and license.
Social workers must provide follow-up care if physically separated from patient, request consent to provide a copy of records to the primary provider, and comply with other regulations adopted by the Board regarding qualifications and restrictions pertaining to evaluation, diagnosis, supervision, and treatment (AS 08.95.050(b)(c)) In addition businesses (including sole proprietor) engaged in telemedicine are required to register for placement in Telemedicine Business Registry through the Professional Licensing Section.