Excellent event that occurred in Duncan, with all proceeds of the silent auction provided to Cowichan Valley Women Against Violence. Look for future workshops that focus on identifying signs and symptoms of Domestic Violence and ways to help those in need find assistance.
Cybercounselling isn’t just on computers! Cybercounselling is defined as counselling being conducted through texting, emailing, chat, and telephone and videoconferencing (Kraus, Stricker, & Speyer, 2011). Understanding that counselling is even possible through these mediums is important, and that help can be effective Barak, Hen, Boniel-Nissim & Shapira (2008).
Access counselling globally from your home! Through the use of current technology, cybercounselling allows people to access counselling from the comfort of their home, as well as to see counsellors from different countries. This can help bridge the multicultural divide, as well as to help clients access counselling in their native tongue and cultural background (Krause et al., 2011)
Cybercounselling can be secure! One of the concerns of cybercounselling is of course confidentiality due to utilizing technology, more specifically the videoconferencing technology. Many of these technologies are designed to create secure and confidential spaces for discussions to occur, so knowing the different limitations and benefits of different cybercounselling approaches allows you to better understand how cybercounselling can help you.
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Barak, A., Hen, L., Boniel-Nissim, M., & Shapira, N. (2008b). A comprehensive review and meta
-analysis of the effectiveness of internet-based psychotherapeutic interventions. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 26, 109-160.
Kraus, R., Stricker, G., & Speyer, C. (2011). Online counselling: A handbook for mental health professionals (2nd ed). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
Thank you to everyone involved! Let's keep the conversation going and get employers to lift the stigma attached to their staff and members seeking help for mental health wellness.
Here's a brief clip of Dr. Sorsdahl speaking:
Are you or someone you know a first responder? If so, you do not want to miss this Vancouver Island event! Go to our website to register and get entered to win 5 tickets to the event in Victoria by sharing this post with friends. Get entered a second time by liking our Facebook or Google+ page! Self-Care for First Responders- the realities of PTSD, Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout- what are they and what can you do about it?
It has struck me that many practitioners enter into the field without understanding the pitfalls and signs of Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout.
Are you the victim of a violent crime? Check out this great resource link on our Facebook page to help you get the services you need to navigate through such a traumatic event!
Join us at the Victoria Health, Wellness & Sustainability Festival 2016!