Online Supervision – a crucial role for online therapy

Find out why it is so important to have training in online supervision when you are an online supervisor.

This session on online supervision will include both working with individuals and with groups, the consequences of providing supervision to online therapists who deliver their therapy either online or in a hybrid way.

Covid catapulted online therapy to the front of the mental health talking professions and consequently specialist online supervision is required to support online therapy. Pip has noticed a number of trends and changes as a result of the pandemic; she will discuss these, as they have an important impact on the supervision we supply and will require all of us to adapt with these trends. Online supervisors are in a very honoured position as we hear from so many online therapists which means we can spot trends often before others.

Anything digital is evolutionary, with rapid change, equally anything to do with online therapy and online supervision is going through equally rapid evolutionary changes – if we don’t keep up with these advances, supervisors, supervisees and most importantly our clients, lose out and get left behind.

Pip will base her session on her six dimension model which she is soon to publish. The session will be based around a case study designed to give participants a chance to discuss the issues that arise and how they might have managed the situation as well as sharing their views of the current situation in supervision. With the rapid increase in the number of trained online therapists it is evident that the profession needs more online supervisors, and currently there is a great shortage.

Pip will also be talking about getting the best out of your own supervision.

Further training

For those interested in training as an online supervisor (or to work in blended situations) The Academy for Online Therapy has a diploma in face to face, blended and online supervision course starting on 27th April https://www.acadtherapy.online/prospectus-diploma-in-online-supervision-6m with Pip as its course director. Many people believe that a training in online supervision isn’t necessary…. Pip will demonstrate why she believes training for online supervision is essential.

Workshop: Creating a great profile picture

Research by LinkedIn reveals that people are 14 times more likely to click on a profile containing a photo. Don’t miss out!

Research by LinkedIn reveals that people are 14 times more likely to click on a profile containing a photo. Similar feedback also shows that many people prefer to see a photo before they engage with a therapist. So it is a pity to miss out on an important opportunity to show your face.

Since we launched the new ACTO website, we have noticed that many professional and senior professional members have not yet uploaded a photo to their directory entry.

Therefore in this workshop we are going to show you:

 How to reduce the size of your photo to the correct dimensions

 Uploading it successfully onto your profile.

During the short workshop, you can follow each step using your own laptop. We do encourage you use a laptop and not a mobile phone during this workshop.

About Mieke

Mieke is on the ACTO Board of Directors and manages the website. Mieke has particular expertise in using WordPress websites and social media.

Mieke will guide you through the steps of uploading your photos and along the way she will also give some tips on what makes a good profile photo.

When and where?

Tuesday March 29th at 12:00 UK time. This event will take place through Zoom. Please reserve your place .

What do I need?

 A good profile picture of yourself

 A laptop computer

 Your log in details for the ACTO website

Don’t wait too long to get your tickets as spaces are limited.

The challenges of working across borders – and how to address them

For the first webinar, ACTO are delighted that Steve Johnson has agreed to share with us his experience as an insurance broker.

March 2022 sees the start of ACTO’s monthly webinars series. The webinars will be free for members – and this first one is free for anyone to join.

For the first webinar, ACTO are delighted that Steve Johnson has agreed to share with us his experience as an insurance broker.

About Steve

Steve has been an insurance broker all his working life. For the last 34 years he has specialised in professional liability insurance for the psychological professions including counsellors and psychotherapists – and has been involved with online therapy from its very beginnings. Steve ran Oxygen Insurance from its launch in 2010 until he left last year to join Partners& Insurance where he has been working on a new insurance facility which will be ready for launch next month. The brand name will be… &Breathe.

About the Webinar

The questions we are asked most often at ACTO revolve around insurance issues. The session will cover the challenges of working across borders including data protection laws, financial sanctions, regulation, insurance and local infrastructure.