Our Community Lectures are offered FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, or $20 for 2 CECs approved for counselors, art therapists and social workers. Lectures are listed in the quarterly class schedules and posted on this site.
Internet-Based Therapy Michael Maestas, M.A., LPCC Friday, November 17, 6–8pm, SWC Campus
This lecture will examine the basic, core competencies needed in the provision of online counseling. This therapeutic modality is not new and the majority of health care providers agree it is rapidly becoming the norm. Without a doubt, the health care industry requires professionals to be proficient in all aspects of the treatment they provide. As with everything else, behavioral health practitioners may choose to advance their practice to include internet-based therapy. Therapists need know how the virtual and real worlds of therapy intertwine and keep pace with advances in online counseling. This lecture will discuss essential competencies in this state-of-the-art practice and should help professionals develop both a general understanding and greater appreciation for e–therapy.
Michael Maestas, M.A., LPCC, has over 35 years of leadership experience in the field of behavioral health. He was chair of the NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board for eight years. Mr. Maestas has an extensive background in public, private and non-profit behavioral health clinics, hospitals and institutions. He has been instrumental in the development of health care policy and legislation in NM, and has sat on numerous behavioral and health care boards, commissions and committees.
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