July 27, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Online webinar

Pro Bono Counseling Project

2020 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar

Providing Care Remotely: Important Considerations

Monday, July 27, 2020 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Online Workshop – 1 CE Credit

Fee:  FREE for Active PBCP Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenter: Pamela E. Marcus, RN, APRN/PMH-BC

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, the participant will:

  1. Identify factors to consider when determining how to open the psychotherapy practice in a hybrid, face to face or virtual format following the Maryland state guidelines.
  2. Clarify the benefits and considerations of coping with a continuation of sheltering in place, practicing social distancing, and wearing a mask when there is a high threat of contamination of infection.
  3. Discuss the changes in patient and therapist relationship while providing virtual patient encounters.
  4. Identify steps the psychotherapist can take when discussing topics, such as domestic violence, suicidal thoughts, homicidal ideation, and witnessing verbal abuse in the home.
  5. Prepare how to handle the therapist and patient’s reactions to current systemic racism and social injustice.

Webinar Description

Since mid-March the state of Maryland has utilized sheltering in place, social distancing, and wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the novel virus, COVID 19.  These restrictions have had a positive effect in reducing the number of deaths and incidents of illness, but have required new coping skills for both the therapist and the patient.  The state of Maryland is in the process of opening up by reducing the expectations of sheltering in place.  This affords opportunities for the possibility of providing care in a hybrid format or face to face.

This presentation provides an occasion to think through and discuss issues have occurred while providing care remotely and discuss the next steps in providing quality psychotherapy remotely.

Workshop registrants will receive a code prior to the webinar to log on to Zoom and participate in the online session.

IMPORTANT: Attendance will be monitored. Participants must be logged on to the meeting by the workshop start time and participate in the entire event in order to earn CE credit.

The Pro Bono Counseling Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pro Bono Counseling Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Maryland Boards of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors and Therapists (pending) certify that this program meets the criteria for one credit hour of continuing education for social workers, professional counselors, and therapists licensed in Maryland.

CE credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and competed evaluation forms for those sessions. Attendance is monitored. Credit will not be granted to registrants who log on late or depart early from a session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.