Course Description

Lawrence Murphy is offering a series of 4 workshops, one per month from September to December, 3 hours in length, on Fridays for professionals wanting to improve their ability to offer online/virtual counselling, therapy, or other type of client interaction. A Confirmation of Completion document for each workshop will be offered following the completion of a short quiz at the end of each workshop where a 75% grade must be achieved.

The first workshop, on September 9, 2022 - Using Video and Voice-only Platforms In Service Delivery - is an introduction to online/virtual client interaction. It includes material on ethical and practical issues generally in service delivery. 

Our speaker, Lawrence Murphy is the founder of Worldwide Therapy Online, the world’s first online clinical practice, which he established in 1994, and is considered amongst the world’s foremost experts in the field. In collaboration with the National Board for Certified Counselors, he authored the first ethical code for online counselling. Through Therapy Online’s Research Institute, Lawrence and his colleagues publish regularly in the academic literature, including their seminal 1998 work, When Writing Helps to Heal: Email as Therapy, which has been cited more than 350 times. Therapy Online delivers two levels of post-graduate training in cybercounselling and licenses software to individuals, agencies and institutions keen to deliver services online. And, since the pandemic began, Mr. Murphy has delivered more than 130 half-day trainings to a total of more than 14,000 mental health professionals across Canada. 

Lawrence received his MA in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1995. He teaches in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and in the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. 



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