Don't Forget the Basics When Offering Telehealth Services: Trust & Rapport, Transference & Countertransference, and Risk
Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 10:00 am – 1:00
Online via Zoom
3.0 CE Hours for Social Work (MICEC) and MCBAP (RELATED)
Course fee: $54
Presenter: Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC
As we have passed the anniversary of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Social Workers and Clinicians have also passed the anniversary of pivoting to providing therapy via video Telehealth platforms. In general, clients and clinicians struggle with “new” concepts: Zoom fatigue, COVID fatigue, and pandemic anxiety, just to name a few. Are Clinicians and Social Workers following an important ethical consideration that states that they have an obligation to consider the best interests of the client, to strive to do no harm, and to adhere to legal requirements, while offering Telehealth services? This presentation will explore important concepts that may have been overlooked when the mental health profession pivoted to adopt to last year at the onset of the pandemic, such as the basics of building trust and rapport, transference and countertransference, and suicide & suicide ideation during Telehealth sessions. Participants will gain knowledge about the benefits and limitations to these concepts while on any video Telehealth platform. There will be ample time for case study discussions and small group actives, while learning in a safe and trusting space.