As Covid-19 has forced counsellors and psychotherapists to transfer their practices on line, the Open University has produced a training course to assist them, authored by Dr Naomi Moller and Dr Andreas Vossler from the School.
Therapists wanting to keep offering support to clients have had to swiftly transfer their practice online – yet few will have had either any training or prior experience in online therapy.
To support these practitioners to work safely and effectively, and to help them support their clients at this time, the Open University has collaborated with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, to produce an online course. This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course offers counsellors and psychotherapists key skills and knowledge at a time when face-to-face therapy is no longer possible or safe due to coronavirus.
You can find How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer on OpenLearn Create.
The course has been written by two of the School’s academics,
Dr Naomi Moller http://www.open.ac.uk/people/nm8578
and Dr Andreas Vossler
and is part-funded by the School and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.