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Communicating with Youth Using Mobile Technology: Understanding the Policies, Procedures, and Ethical Considerations of On-line Communication

November 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Led by Lawrence Murphy of Therapy Online, this full day workshop will provide you with a solid grounding in the various aspects of using mobile technologies in communication with youth clients. You will learn about Internet security, considerations in employing mobile devices in communicating with youth and other important aspects of the technology. The variety of smart phone-based modalities and software options will be explored and evaluated. Time will be spent reviewing policies and procedures relevant to mobile communication with clients. Recent research undertaken by the facilitator and his colleagues that explored youth communication online and in text will be reviewed and lessons learned will be presented. Attention will be given to establishing and strengthening the therapeutic alliance in text, as well as to a variety of writing techniques including Therapy Onlineā€™s Presence Techniques.


Hincks-Dellcrest Institute
114 Maitland Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1 Canada
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