Video Therapy: Advancing Our Skills By Using What We Know (VT101)

$29.00 (or 2 Credits)

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    This course is also offered as part of the TeleMental Health & Digital Ethics Certificate Package

    Many therapists and clients are finding remote interactions a convenient and effective way to engage in therapy. Nonetheless, many therapists report this clinical mode is less satisfying than in-office sessions, and they continue to search for ways to regain many of the advantages face-to-face therapy provides.

    This intermediate-level course is based on 2 one-hour videos, also presented as audio and transcripts/texts. Dr. Klein guides therapists beyond the basics and discusses more in-depth strategies for providing excellent telemental health. Although some of his discussion applies specifically to couples counseling, most of his recommendations and rationale apply equally to couples and individual therapy alike. In the first hour, Dr. Klein presents practical guidelines for improving the quality of remote interactions. During the second half of the course, a fascinating interview with Glenn Marks, Ph.D. focuses on the clinical reasoning behind specific approaches, and how some common clinical ideas can undermine the therapy. This will help therapists develop their own policies and guidelines that match their therapy style and their clients’ needs.


    • Augusterfer, E.F., Mollica, R.F. & Lavelle, J. (2018). Leveraging Technology in Post-Disaster Settings: the Role of Digital Health/Telemental Health. Curr Psychiatry Rep 20, 88.
    • Fletcher, T.L., Hogan, J.B., Keegan, F. et al. (2018). Recent Advances in Delivering Mental Health Treatment via Video to Home. Curr Psychiatry Rep 20, 56.
    • Suddeath, E.G., Kerwin, A.K., Suzanne M. Dugger, S.M. (2017). Narrative Family Therapy: Practical Techniques for More Effective Work with Couples and Families. Journal of Mental Health Counseling; 39(2): 116–131. doi: