This presentation will discuss the barriers and challenges of both supervising counselors providing telemental health counseling and providing supervision via telehealth. The presentation will review the legal and ethical concerns, developmental process of supervision and the “soft skills” required to conduct therapy and supervision via telemental health. The presenters will provide a toolkit for participants that includes templates for how to create supervision contracts that are specific to telemental health and innovative interventions to engage the client and supervisee in the therapeutic and supervisory process.
This is a non-interactive self-study course.
Instruction consists of 1 hour of video instruction and a post-test.
From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.
Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:
- Participants will identify barriers and challenges to providing supervision to beginning telehealth counselors
- Participants will identify barriers and challenges to providing supervision via telehealth.
- Participants will be able to explain best practices to assist new telemental health counselors from a developmental perspective.
Sheri Pickover, PhD, LPC BC-TMH
Dr. Pickover is a Professor and Program Director of the Central Michigan University Counseling Program. She has 18 years experience in higher education and 30 years of clinical experience providing individual, group. and family therapy; and 20 years of experience providing clinical supervision to counselors in training and new professionals. She has co-authored a text on working with children and families in the child welfare system and has provided telemental health for two years.
Alison K. Arnekrans, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH
Allison K. Arnekrans obtained her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, and is currently working as an Associate Professor at Central Michigan University. Her professional background includes service as a Licensed Professional Counselor and supervisor working with youth/families, an Employee Assistance Program, and within a partial hospitalization program. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Arnekrans is highly involved at the local, state, and national levels in counseling associations and service to the profession. Her current research interests include maternity and academia, personal counseling requirement in graduate programs, and telehealth in campus training clinics.
Nicholaus Erber-LaPierre, PhD, LPC, CCMHC, CAADC, BC-TMH, ACS
Dr. Erber-LaPierre has worked with the transgender population as a mental health counseling professional since 2011, and has served as an affiliate counselor for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Gender Services program as a remote clinician in rural Michigan from 2011-2017. Dr. Erber-LaPierre has served as an Assistant Professor of Counseling in the Counseling and Special Education department in the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University since 2020, and has held faculty positions at Henderson State University, Seattle University, and Southern New Hampshire University since 2015. Dr. Erber-LaPierre graduated from Walden University with his PhD in 2015, where the focus of his dissertation work was the identity development process and lived experiences of trans-identified individuals in rural areas. Prior to this Dr. Erber-LaPierre received his Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Western Michigan University and his Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. Dr. Erber-LaPierre’s research interests include transgender health navigation and literacy, integrated health practices, and multicultural counseling competence.
Credit Hours: This course consists of 1 credit hour.
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This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.
To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.
A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.
Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.
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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
This is a non-interactive self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.
This course was recorded 3/22/22