Effective Practices When Counseling in a Virtual Format

  • Saturday, September 19, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Online
  • 65


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Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 9 a.m. to noon


Most of us have been trained how to provide counseling in a face-to-face setting.  Yet COVID has required us to provide counseling virtually, and it may feel unnatural and less personal when providing counseling in such a format.  Our presenter has been providing counseling in this format (by choice) for several years.  She shares the things she has found to be most effective when counseling virtually.

There will be time for audience questions and for sharing the things you have learned over the last few months about providing counseling virtually. This workshop will also be beneficial for pastors who are also engaging in pastoral counseling through virtual means.

Learning Objectives

  • 1.       Explore the basics of setting up a tele heath component to your private practice.
  • 2.      Discover some special considerations you need to have just for your telehealth clients.
  • 3.      The differences that occur when counseling in a virtual setting.
  • 4.      How to use “web side manner" to increase client satisfaction.


  • $10 for PBA Students.
  • $29 for SFACC Clinical & Affiliate Members.
  • $39 for non‑SFACC members.  

About the Presenter

Sarah Serrano, MSW, LCSW

is a licensed clinical social worker providing professional counseling services to the community through her online mental health Christian counseling practice, Bienestar Counseling & Education.  For the past 13 years she has been serving the South Florida community, eleven of those as a licensed clinician. Her areas of expertise lie in the behavioral health field working with the dually diagnosed population. Her online counseling practice has allowed her the flexibility to homeschool her young children while still maintaining a private counseling practice.

This workshop has been approved for 3 (general) hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-712567 (CE Broker Provider BAP #820).  

Affiliate membership is free for Pastors, Church Ministry Leaders, Lay Counselors, Marriage Mentors, Counseling students, non‑licensed counselors, and retired counselors.

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