I recently received the 2010 American Counseling Association conference line-up and the sessions about technology look great!
As some of you know or have ascertained, my focus topic much of the time involves the impact of technology on the field of mental health so I was just thrilled to see the terrific choices that will be available this year! One of the sessions is about this blog- so if you plan to attend the conference do come meet us and learn more about how blogging enhances the ACA's mission.
Here is a list of the sessions:
•Best Practices in Cyber Counseling: Meeting New Challenges and Opportunities Worldwide
•Connecting to the Net Generation: Using Social Networking Sites in Therapy
•Counselor Training and Practice in the Virtual World
•Design and Implementation of an Online Counseling Course: Issues and Strategies
•Discover ACA Blogs
•Facebook: Implications for Counselor Education Students, Faculty, and Practitioners
•Shyness: Utilizing Computer Mediated Communication to Transition From the Online to Face-to-Face Social Interaction
•Developing and Sustaining Online Counselor Education Programs: Administration, Content Delivery, and Student Support
•The Future of Counseling: Developing and Utilizing Online Counseling Interventions
•Using Second Life With Clients and Classes: Implications for Counselors and Counselor Educators
If you are at the conference and would like to meet, you know where to find me! Provided there are not too many overlaps in scheduling, I will be at the above mentioned sessions!
DeeAnna Merz-Nagel is a clinical counselor, teacher, workshop presenter, sat on the ACA Cyber Technology Taskforce, and is co-founder of the Online Therapy Institute