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Home Study: Building Therapeutic Alliance Across Time and Space 

12-09-2020 13:52

**Previously Recorded on 12/08/2020 - Not a Live Event**

Building Therapeutic Alliance Across Time and Space

For almost a year, Clinical Mental Health Counselors across the globe have been forced to pivot to the use of technology assisted counseling as a result of COVID-19. In this webinar, Dr. Anita Neuer Colburn will examine the opportunities and threats posed by video-based counseling. Specifically, the challenges to and strategies for building a strong therapeutic working alliance screen-to-screen will be explored.  A review of current scholarship addressing perceptions of both counselors and clients will be included. The webinar will conclude with considerations for the future of clinical mental health counseling.

Learning Objectives:

1. Attendees will identify possible advantages and disadvantages to the use of video-based counseling
2. Attendees will consider the difficulties of developing a strong working alliance with clients when counseling using a video conferencing platform
3. Attendees will explore strategies for building relationships with clients when using video-based counseling



Anita A. Neuer Colburn, PhD, LPC (VA), LCMHCS (NC), BC-TMH, ACS, NCC

Anita Neuer Colburn has been a clinical mental health counselor for over 20 years, a clinical supervisor for over 15 years, and a counselor educator for close to 10 years.  She has provided technology assisted counseling, supervision, and education for over 5 years and holds the BC-TMH designation. Anita currently serves as a clinical training director with Counseling@Northwestern, the online site of the M.A. in Counseling program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University.

AMHCA will provide 1.0 CE for this all viewers who view the webinar and complete the accompanying quiz with a passing grade (80% or higher). American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. All sales are final - home study registrations are non-refundable.



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