What’s Coming and What’s Here in Online Therapy

1 CE Credit Hour. Continuing Education Session Replay.

Presented By: Jay Ostrowski, NCC LPC-S DCC ACS; Roy Huggins, LPC NCC

Course Description

Online Therapy Between Kid and Therapist

The world of telemental health is progressing quickly, and national expert Jay Ostrowski is well-positioned to keep on top of it.

In this recorded seminar, Ostrowski and Huggins take us through recent developments in the world around telemental health and give us some guidance on where it is going. This introductory course for counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and counseling and clinical psychologists will give viewers some ideas of what kinds of practice opportunities, practice technologies, and telemental health practice techniques are currently viable and becoming viable in the near future.

Educational Objectives

  • Discover current trends and issues in telemental health that the learner doesn’t know s/he doesn’t know.
  • Prepare for emerging developments in technology and education on delivery of services via telemental health.
  • Decide what training or experience are needed to proceed towards telemental health practice or to continue existing telemental health practice.


  1. Trends in Telemental Health:
    • Government expansion of telemental health funding and use.
    • Private corporate expansion into telemental health funding and use.
    • Research on effectiveness of telemental health.
    • The future of Electronic Health Records in mental health.
    • The future of referrals from medical professionals in mental health
  2. Emerging developments in tech:
    • Growth of Health Information Technology market
    • Avatar-based and VR-based work
    • Using apps and semi-automated services in mental health
  3. Training:
    • What telemental health training is available?
    • How does training help?
    • What training is needed?



1 CE Credit Hour.

Presented/Developed By

Jay Ostrowski, NCC, LPC-S, DCC, ACSJay Ostrowski, NCC LPC-S DCC ACS is the most influential and genuinely helpful leader in the Counseling profession that you never heard of.

His bona fides include being President of the International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO) since 2013, Director of Product and Business Development for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) since 2011, clinical director or advisor for a bevy of health technology companies (before it was cool), and major consultant and/or director for telemental health programs both public and private all over the United States going as far back as 2009.

He’s also a counselor and a supervisor and has been working in the field for over 20 years. He really knows how to help therapists with this whole tech thing and he does so on a regular basis.

Jay will be talking to us about the state of telemental health (“online therapy”) now and where it is going in the near future. We know he’s been getting excited about the field, so we invited him to do a webinar with us and get some of the excitement out!

Roy Huggins, LPC NCCRoy Huggins, LPC NCC, is a counselor in private practice who also directs Person-Centered Tech. Roy worked as a professional Web developer for 7 years before changing paths, and makes it his mission to grow clinicians’ understanding of the Internet and other electronic communications mediums for the future of our practices and our professions.

Roy is an adjunct instructor at the Portland State University Counseling program where he teaches Ethics, and is a member of the Zur Institute advisory board. He has acted as a subject matter expert on HIPAA, security and clinical use of technology for Counseling licensure boards and both state and national mental health professional organizations. He has co-authored or authored 2 book chapters, and he routinely consults with mental health colleagues on ethical and practical issues surrounding tech in clinical practice. He served for 5 years on the board of the Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association and then the Oregon Counseling Association as the Technology Committee Chair.

He really likes this stuff.

Program Notices

Accuracy, Utility, and Risks Statement: The contents of this program are based primarily on the direct work experience of the main presenter, who has worked directly in numerous regulatory contexts and national professional organizational contexts. Some interpretation and analysis presented is made by the presenter, in consultation with knowledgeable colleagues and expert consultants. Statements about applications to technology are according to presenter’s understanding of the technology at the time of the program. The presenter may not know how to apply all principles discussed to every technology type or product. This program discusses strategies for complying with HIPAA and covered ethics codes, working with CMS’ Meaningful Use Program, and for improving security. It may not include information on all applicable state laws. Misapplication of the materials, or errors in the materials, could result in security problems, data breaches, or non-compliance with applicable laws or ethics codes.

Conflicts of Interest: None.

Commercial Support: None.

This course is subject to our cancellation/refund policy and complaint policy.

1 CE Credit Hour.
Online Therapy Between Kid and Therapist

1 CE Credit Hour. Continuing Education Session Replay.


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